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!
Sorry for the slight delay with today’s upload, folks! I had a dentist appointment that took longer than planned. But you can’t prolong fun and joy forever, so I finally had to leave and just came back to the office.
Now to today’s strip: If I remember correctly, this one actually happened almost word for word. Not the fight between Chuck and Julio, but the way that a boss who shall remain unnamed handled the situation. I think it happened many years ago, before Chicken Wings was invented even, but it’s another example that sometimes all we have to do to come up with jokes is Mike taking notes at work.
As a very little kid, I thought clouds came from the chimneys of factories. Not an entirely unlogical conclusion, I think. It’s probably because for a couple of years, when I was still in kindergarten, we used to live in a little valley with a huge paper factory. The river downstream used to be colored in weird colors, like pink, depending on what color toilet paper they used to make at the point. As a kid I thought that was really funny! But now I’m glad that we have stricter environmental protection rules!
Oh, and talking about smoking chimneys… Is anybody else annoyed, whenever there’s a tv news or documentary piece on pollution or the evil CO2, that they show smoke stacks emitting water vapor on an obviously cold day? I mean there is enough crap and pollutants being emitted, why not show the really nasty stuff?
For the four people among you who haven’t seen Lord of the Rings, it’s a quote from the first movie. And I can’t blame Chuck for trying that line. He probably mistook Hans for a Hobbit!
This might well be the first time that the Roost Air crew is putting tears of happiness into her eyes. It’s good to feel appreciated by your coworkers! But it seems to also matter how that appreciation is articulated.
Poor guys from Roost Air! At least now they will start learning to appreciate Sally, who’s probably lying in the sun on a beach somewhere and wondering why she’s all tense and nervous and not feeling as relaxed as she should.
When dealing with unknown machinery, nothing beats the scientific approach, the step by step analysis that Chuck and Nobu demonstrate so exemplarily here. Nothing but consulting the manual, of course. But if you’re anything like me, you will keep every manual of every little thing you buy, only to not be able to find it when you really need it. Come to think of it, I must be really desperate if I resort to the manual, which makes it all the more frustrating if you can’t find it!
When dealing with unknown machinery, nothing beats the scientific approach, the step by step analysis that Chuck and Nobu demonstrate so exemplarily here. Nothing but consulting the manual, of course....
I’m sure you guys have heard the expression “behind every great man, there is a great woman”. I have found that usually behind every well-oiled flight department there is a Sally-type, usually a smart and motherly character who keeps all pilots and mechanics in line. And I have worked with some really great ones in the past. I have also seen things fall completely apart when these women left, so like many times before in Chicken Wings and aviation history, this comic is based on a true story.
Sally is going on vacation and so will we. Stefan and I will have our annual family meeting which always includes skiing and talking about chickens flying planes. We’re confident that Roost Air will be able to keep operating no matter how the fiscal cliff the US is facing will be handled. There shouldn’t be any interruptions to the European Online Shop but the US Shop will run into a few delays. Everything ordered after January 4th will not be shipped until January 23rd. For an immediate “CW fix” you can get almost all of our books on Amazon as well.
We wish you all a Happy Prosperous and Safe New Year from the coop!
Good morning, dear friends of fowl entertainment! We hope you are experiencing some joyful and relaxing holidays, and that you have already opened some big and expensive presents! After all, as we have learned from South Park, that’s what Christmas is all about!
Hans is ever the frugal businessman again. But to be honest, I think the whole point of being frugal is to be able to spend the money on the things that are really important, for example Christmas presents for your loved ones, or, like Hans, for yourself.
For those of you who want to recreate this action adventure at home, you can get Sally’s Airplane Cookie Cutters in our online shops! This little inconspicious item is one of the most popular products in our shops, particularly around Christmas time.
On a completely unrelated subject: In case you missed the announcement last week: As of now, we’ll be switching from three to two comic strips a week. So, the new update schedule will be Tuesday and Friday!
Bonus challenge: Find the Star Wars reference in the strip!