Nothing Works And No One Cares…

February 10, 2009 at 5:34 pm 1 comment

If you want to argue with the title of this post, just click into the comments section below.

Yes, I’m still waiting.

Big  business continues with its mission to replace experience with youth (a.k.a. cheaper labor cost), which is all good and great for the financial picture of some short thinking companies, but it has produced an environment where nothing works and no one seems to care.

There are a few notable exceptions to this paradigm, one being a certain grey haired airline pilot who saved the day for a lot of people by making an unplanned and unrehearsed landing in the Hudson River a while ago.

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I’m sure they could have hired a trainee, i.e. a recent graduate from the “Close Cover Before Striking” School Of Flying, who would have been a less expensive hire for the airline, and would have done something.

Maybe something that even worked.

Maybe.

Someone with a shaved head and tattoos, and a piercing or two that just manages to keep out of the way of the headphones?

Oh yeah, no problem here.

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If  your pilot had those red eyes, would you still have taken that seat?

Also of note, acceptance of this level of incompetence has become so commonplace that no one seems to mind that people who we expect are there to help us, actually know less than we do, and what they profess to know is often at least a bit flawed, or just plain wrong.

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O.K., there’s a certain amount of OFD (Old Fart Disease) that affects this judgement process of mine.

Disclosure, I’m a few months over the age of 40, which as we all know is the new 30.

Further disclosure, the “few months” could also be expressed as perhaps “a bit over 240 months”, except that would confuse those who need a picture of a hamburger on the cash register key they press to enter what you’ve just ordered. And don’t forget about those other keys with the words like “Mayo” with a slash across it to tell the back room burger flipper to “hold the mayo”, or whatever else that you don’t want on said burger.

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That sign on the left? Read it and weep (for the future of the country)

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  • 1. Arby  |  March 7, 2009 at 12:07 am

    As an experienced cameraman you know the dude’s red eye is a result of the flash bouncing through his retina. Whether or not he’s intoxicated (as you imply) is conjecture. Don’t judge a book by its cover.

    The “We closed We out of meet” sign is humorous. Maybe an employee made it, maybe a dude with a camera wanted to make a point. Maybe a franchise closed its doors because it didn’t plan for its normal business.

    Spelling is a lost art. Occasionally I have my students write. These are kids who are college bound. They use a computer and misspell words. It’ll be up to the university to teach correct spelling (or how to use SpellCheck). High school dropouts are going to be spelling impaired.

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