It’s raining cats and dogs here right now. Weirdly enough, when I’m really busy and have tons of work, I like this kind of weather. Because it means I can’t do any other things like gardening etc., since I can’t leave the house (I’m allergic to dogs and especially cats). That means I can really focus on my work with a clear conscience.
I assume most of you know the phrase “It is easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission.” Well, it seems Chuck and Julio stumbled on a new variation of the theme and developed the tactic to ask for forgiveness as an evasive rhetorical tactic. I need to try that.
Here in Austria we have a general draft, so every man (or rather boy) has to do service in the military. And in the military we had the saying that went like “For a soldier, five minute early is on time.” That’s a good habit to pick up!
But after that I went to university. And I don’t know what the culture is like on other European countries, but in Austria there is the term “academic 15 minutes”, which basically means that almost anything on university starts 15 minutes later than advertised and/or that students as well as professors are usually 15 minutes late. Throw that in with what I picked up at the army, and now I’m usually 5 minutes late on average, haha!
Today’s strip reminds me a bit of this one here. It seems making quick and decisive calls is one of the strengths in Roost Air company culture!
All kidding aside, I think being able to allot the right amount of time and brain computing power to a decision, in accordance to the importance of the decision and the availability of facts, is one of the most important skills you can attain. If you spend half an hour in front of the yoghurt aisle or trying to make you mind up when reading a menu in a restaurant, you may have a serious problem in your life that you’re not even aware of.
Poor Chuck. As it turns out the chick was just into him because she wanted to sell him something. I had high hopes for Chuck this time around. But with this new life lesson learned he will move on I’m sure.
If we can learn one thing from Chuck, it should be how he gets up with a great attitude every morning ready to conquer the day. And how he never gives up or gets discouraged. OK, so it’s two things we can learn here.
And if there is one thing we should NOT pick up from Chuck, it’s his technique for landing a plane with tricycle gear …
I just filed my income tax statement yesterday, so this comic strip somehow struck a chord with me today. Where I live, we have a public expenditure / tax quota of almost 50%. I think we rank number three in an international comparison. It’s mind boggling to me how they can take half of our economic output and still not have enough and pile ever more debt on the shoulders of our children. I think if they’d tax us 100%, they’d still manage to produce a government deficit.
Aah … accounting! Did you just read that “aah” as a relaxed sigh, or more as a nervous scream? The answer might tell us something about yourself. Not if you like accounting or not (because, let’s be serious, who does?), but if you are a cynic and can laugh at even the nastiest things that life can throw at you. I know I sometimes laugh like a mad scientist when I do my taxes! Mwha. Mwhahahah! MUHAHAHAHA!
Another example of how deep and philosophical musings are often started by chance or even mistake.
Hope you all had some enjoyable holidays and a great New Years Eve! Does anybody have any new years resolutions? I hope you’ll all continue put up with us throughout 2014! May it be a great year where all your wishes come true!
Merry Christmas, everybody! I hope you all are as lucky as Chuck and get many presents. Big, expensive presents. After all, that’s what Christmas is all about!
Just kidding. The older I get, the less I care about getting any presents at all. By now all I really want is to spend time with my loved ones and see people be happy. When I was a kid, I always heard grown ups express opinions like that, and it boggled my mind how somebody could say such a thing and keep a straight face.
I don’t know how many of you already know this, because I didn’t make a public announcement on this website or in our Facebook group, but 2013 was a very, very special year for my wife and me. Because, a few weeks back, our first child was born! Today, the three of us will drive out to my in-laws for the first time and will celebrate a very special Christmas this year.
I hope all of you out there will also be able to enjoy these holidays and have a great time with you family, friends, or whoever you spend them with!
To be fair, everybody embellishes things on his or her resume, right? Not me, of course. But this is mainly due to the fact that I don’t send out resumes because I am self employed.