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!