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.
Those are all great suggestions, if you ask me! By the way: We also have our suggestion box, namely our contact form. Let me take this opportunity to thank everybody who’s writing in! We love getting feedback from our readers and we also love it if you have an idea for a comic strip. We sometimes take a little long to reply, but we try to really get back to everyone. And we can’t always turn your idea into a comic (usually because it would need too much build-up to fit into one strip), but we really appreciate every idea. Sometimes it sets us off into a completely different direction. You never know!
Whoopsie! Somehow it didn’t feel like Friday today, that’s why I totally forgot to upload today’s strip this morning! I apologize sincerely! When you’re self employed and working from home, and consider weekends more or less normal workdays, like I do, it seens it’s easy to lose track of time sometimes.
My wife is an occupational therapist and said that asking the date and weekday is one of the most basic cognitive tests. I think I would very easily be diagnosed with temporal disorientation, because I rarely know exactly which date it is.
Anyway, to stay with the subject: When I announced yesterday that I’ll be attending the Air Expo in Zell am See next weekend, I got the date right, but the weekdays mixed up. So, it’s Saturday and Sunday, September 7-8! Hope to see some of you at our Chicken Wings booth there!!
Like Mike wrote last Tuesday, we’re really a bit bummed that we can’t make it to Oshkosh this year. I hope you’re all having a great time there! Don’t forget to take pictures and share them in our facebook group our our forum!! We want to see what we’re missing!
Yesterday was the start of AirVenture 2013 and I am writing this blog with a heavy heart since we weren’t able to make it there this year. We have had so much fun in the previous years that we can’t help but being a little bummed about missing this one. Some “real life” items like jobs and family, even though they were all happy events, got in the way this year. But maybe we can only skip one and be a part of AirVenture 2014 next year.
The ones of you who made it please take lots of pictures and write us lots of stories! OSH is such a great place for more Chicken Wings material!
And I’m still not sure why Hans just doesn’t seem to be picking up this aviation thing. It’s been almost 10 years and he still is lost every day …
Before we publish our books, we usually have them proofread by various people. Considering that, it’s amazing how many spelling errors and typos make it into the final product. Sometimes, people write us when we upload a strip to the website, and then we either wonder how we could have possibly missed such an obvious mistake, or, occasionally, have to look the word up in a dictionary.
Sometimes we discover the mistakes ourselves. In todays strip there were even two! We won’t tell you what they were, of course. You could look them up on page 127 in our third book. but of course we’d prefer you not to!
While the customer is king in many businesses, it seems that at Roost Air cash is king, and the customer is only king by association to said cash. I’m sure they’re not alone with that business philosophy. But to be honest, with that mindset, they’re still ahead of the amazingly high number of businesses who won’t even let the fact that you pay them money deter them from treating you with absolute indifference.
Fun fact: In Japanese, the phrase actually goes “the customer is god”. Although one has to keep in mind that the Japanese have a different concept of god or gods. They certainly don’t mean Yahwe with that expression!