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Old 04-27-2012, 04:23 AM
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I'm spent. I'm going to put on the uniform, go for a little grocery shopping, then it's off to bed for me.
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:41 AM
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Don't forget the beer...
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:44 AM
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The dude who left his full tobacco spit cup in the cupholder from the last flight, inevitably spilling on my pants while climbing into the seat at 540am the next day. I think I would have rather sat in puke.
Also like to add the guys that leave half-drank coffee cups in the cup holder..although not nearly as disgusting as a cup of tobacco spit
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:56 AM
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People who call my cell or home phone, then hang up when it goes over to voice mail! I'm sorry, however I can't help you if you're too lazy to leave a voice mail, and I don't know who you are, since you were too lazy to put your name in your cell phone to begin with! Tool.
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Sink r8
There are also tool devices. Take for example the HUD/HGS on the 737. It doesn't work on everyone the same way: a good guy remains a good guy. But if you already have a propensity for toolishness, it magnifies it.

If you're starting the trip, and the Captain shows signs already, the minute they bring it down, first putting their hat on backwards like a U-Boat commander stepping up to a periscope, you get confirmation. I don't know exactly what it is, but as the green glow gently overtakes their sweaty forhead, and droplets form underneath the comb-over, you get the feeling they're far, far away, in some universe where tools roam free. It goes away when they give it one long, loving glance, as they put it back in its' little HUD blanket, and fold it away, ever so tenderly. Then they start to figure out a way to make the layover miserable.
Speed tape dyslexia in the HUD is not "tool" but it is scary to watch. The worst is a missed approach after the automation (auto throttles are OFF). I can see how it happens, but it (at another airline) makes the other guy revert back to his primary flight instruction days of twenty years ago. Power, no ADD POWER, watch your airspeed, AIRSPEED LOW, ADD POWER, LOWER THE NOSE. Perhaps the best way to avoid this is ... if we go missed, can we put away the HUD?

The combo that seems to get folks; high and a little fast (ATC helps ya get there by asking you to go fast then keeping you high to avoid traffic) then hustling down to try to catch the approach from above near, or at idle, auto throttles try to hold >40% N1 so they get turned OFF. Never catch approach, go missed with head in HUGS and AT OFF. The aircraft was fast and high, but at 15 degrees nose up, dirty at idle ...
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:16 AM
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All in all, cleaning up after yourself seems like basic common courtesy.
Clean out your crap and put things in there proper locations.

This does not entail lowering your seat down all the way and squeezing all the speed bugs to the top of the airspeed indicator.
While I don't think it necessarily makes someone a tool, it borders the line of OCD.

Now back to the actually tools;
The guy who eats sardines wrapped in seaweed at cruise, had this last summer.....really?

Anyone else experience the putid smell of less than favorable dining enroute meals?
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:35 AM
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Disregard .... .
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:12 AM
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People who use the word whilst.
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:43 AM
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People who fight the inevitability of the word "irregardless."

Just accept it. Its happening.
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:21 AM
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On break on the ER and the only lighted seat controls were the deadhead pilot guy next to me. I must have raised and lowered his seat 3 times trying to get my seat comfortable. Welcome to the ER.
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