The next scheduled vacation for me is a skiing trip in a couple of weeks. Sure hope the snow will last that long, but considering how much snow there is up on the mountains right now, I’m sure there’ll be something left for us. Sadly, my wife won’t be able to go with us, because she has to work. Somehow I think the farewell scene will be eerily similar to today’s strip though…
I don’t know why Julio is that shocked. After all, scrap metal isn’t all that worthless nowadays!
Talking about scrap, my refrigerator broke down yesterday, and I spent about two hours just trying making it stop beeping. I ended up having to take out the cicruit board and remove the beeper with my soldering iron… Good times, good times. Fortunately it’s quite cold outside right now, so I can stash my food on the porch in the meantime.
What can I say? A lot of me “helping” my dad as a kid consisted of the same type of activity. But I was able to get him back later when he offered to help me work on the Chicken Wings airplane. Suddenly I was in charge and he was watching. It felt kinda weird though, I have to say…
Maybe Chuck should try to pursue a career at the FAA. After all, he’s also here to help! I remember, when I was a kid, that “helping” my dad was the greatest thing, whenever he was building or repairing something around the house. Looking back, I think it usually consisted of the type of help that Chuck is now enlisted for, but at the time it felt really great to be of assistance.
So many problems go away if you just ignore them. Of course, you have to have a relaxed attitude like Chuck to ignore them thoroughly enough so that they don’t nag at you at the back of your mind. I wish I could pull that off more often. Especially writing (i.e. coming up with ideas) is hard when you think of all the things you should be doing.
We’ve made it! We survived another two months of Christmas ads, Christmas songs on the radio and TV Christmas specials and finally the real thing is here. Not everybody cares about Christmas that much, but for those of you who do, we would like to wish you some joyful and peaceful holidays, and lots of big and expensive presents! Well, expensive mostly, because that’s what Christmas is all about, after all (as we have learned from South Park).
We wish you Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkkah, Happy Holidays and everything that you wish for yourself!
The hierarchies in our operations here are pretty flat. Sometimes Mike tells me what to do, sometimes I tell Mike what to do. But when I look at the stories from all my friends who work in “normal” companies, the tales of company-internal communication are enough to make your head spin and wonder how many companies out there manage to generate profits at the end of the day.
I think this flip side of the freedom of speech is as important as freedom of speech itself. At least I know a few people who would otherwise have to be stripped of their First Amendemt right, because it’s an ordeal to listen to them. And, after all, it’s exactly unpopular speech that needs protection.
I can neither confirm nor deny that this really goes on in aviation. Nor will we ever know if Julio ever got his raise but the ones of you who work in aviation every day might recognize this situation
Also, I want to remind our US readers to please get their Christmas shopping done early this year. It’s another reason why we’re giving a 20% discount on all available aviation comic books this week. (Remember to use the promo code “CHICKEN”).
There will be a 2 week break for us here at the US Online Shop but we won’t completely stop. All orders coming in during the first 2 weeks of December will all be sent out on December 14th so the should make it in time for Christmas Eve.
Our European shop will not be affected and continue normal operations.
Actually, a lot of problems *do* go away if you wait a little while. I use this tactic sometimes in real life, although it takes some kind of discernment to tell the appropriate cases from the inappropriate ones.
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