All controllers are what?
In real life, I seldom run into a controller, who’s a jerk. There are some out there, but I chalk it up to them being overworked and underpaid. Flying around California yesterday, I have to say, they all really earned their money. It was bumpy ‘everywhere’ and they really worked hard to get all of us better altitudes to fly at, not to mention, this was a super busy Monday with spring break going on and holidays coming up.
Have I gotten yelled at by a controller before? Yes! Multiple times. Most often in the *cough* Chicago area *cough*, and every time they did kind of have a reason because it was for something I “Chuck’ed up”. Patience for an old helicopter pilot they have not. But I’d like to think that in general, I do better than Chuck since I have not gotten a phone number to call recently (knock on wood).
This comic really just comes back to an old basic concept, not necessarily even related to aviation: When ten out of ten people think you’re a dumdum… chances are, you’re a dumdum.