It is funny that most of my aviation friends, especially the guys, orient themselves with cardinal headings while most girls I know go more by landmarks. For me personally, it is really tough getting around on the ground in an inner city, especially at night and/or when I mix in a subway ride or two, because I lose my orientation quite easily. The moving map GPS for the car was probably one of the most important inventions for pilots in our century.
I also had a friend who I used to fly with who loved to use aviation speak in his sentences wherever and whenever he could. He was also a movie pilot so it was actually a combination of the two. It drove me nuts at the time especially when he was trying to explain things to non-aviators, but now that he is gone I actually miss it sometimes.
So I guess this would be another strip inspired by real life.
This strip is another one of those “not invented” stories. It is actually an old story that we heard quite often from our dad. When he and a good friend of his were driving through the desert of South Africa, they came to an intersection and had to make a quick decision… and this exchange happened almost verbatim.
It is not known if there was a slap in the face too. We assume not, but added that for comedic effect.
It is true though that sometimes it is more important to make a decision quickly than to be 100% right…
…and I am heading west! And I hope my luggage will do so too. Going to visit my brother for a couple of weeks, starting this weekend. During that time, updates will be a bit later than usual. I usually upload the newest comic around noon CET, but the next couple of Tuesdays you will have to wait until it’s morning on the west coast!
Also, while I am away, I will have to turn off our European Online Shop, so everybody who desperately needs some of our stuff before the middle of October, please order by Thursday, so I can ship on Friday!