Now and then we overhear conversations. Not the whole discussion, but snippets.
As conversationalists that’s the price we pay for being clustered into well-populated public spaces. As listeners it can be entertaining, or disturbing, or just plain weird. It’s a crap-shoot, really.
But it happens and I rarely put much thought into any given chatter I’ve overheard while going about my business. Until last week. That was different.
“Why aren’t we making hotel reservations for transients?” the airport director asked the line-person.
The airport director is new and making an effort to understand the system now under her control. The line-person is experienced in operations at that airport, having been there for some time.
“Why don’t we fill fuel orders we get over the radio?” the airport director queried another oddity of her new domain. [Read more…]