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January 12th, 2006

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From:john_holton
Date:January 12th, 2006 11:39 am (UTC)
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You can mouth off in my space anytime you like.

I swapped a bunch of American Express points for a set of Bose noise-cancelling headphones. They're wonderful, if a bit pricey. They do a great job of blocking the idiots surrounding me.

I would love to be able to work on my laptop on a plane, but the seats are so close and I'm so big that I can't get the tray table down. Oh, well, it's a good time to catch up on my reading or sleep.
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From:halfmoon_mollie
Date:January 12th, 2006 12:09 pm (UTC)
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Coming back from a trip...I was in a seat on the train in front of someone who spent all the time between Buffalo and here talking to his girlfriend on the cell phone. He was not quiet (he wasn't noisy, either....) but he was certainly annoying. He made arrangements to meet her later that evening.

About 15 minutes before we were supposed to pull into the station, he hung up from talking to his girlfriend and called his wife. "Oh, yes, darlin', I'll be there in a few minutes, I can't wait to see you."

Had I seen him talking to anyone in the train station, I hope I would have found a way to say something..."Oh hey, I heard you making arrangements to go to Oneida tonight. Could you give me a ride? I sat right in front of you on the train and I heard you talking...."
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From:john_holton
Date:January 12th, 2006 03:15 pm (UTC)
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I can remember one time being in an airport and overhearing a phone conversation. It was a sales rep from one of our competitors talking to his office about a call he had made that afternoon to a company that I knew we were bidding with as well. He went on at great length about how the prospect liked them better than us, and how it was going to be a slam-dunk, and went into a lot of detail about where they saw the competitive advantages etc. When he finally rang off, I walked up and handed him my business card. He turned all different colors...

Chief Jack's Galley

There's a place for people who laugh at nothing...