Thursday, October 04, 2007

A Secret They Don't Want You To Know

You'll never hear the word 'cancellation' at the gate. It's actually policy not to say it. Probably because when people hear it, they go hatstand, whether it's their flight the gate agents are actually talking about or not. But you may hear the agents say 'charlie x-ray,' which is phonetic alphabet for CX, and of course that's the first letter of 'cancellation' followed by an X, which means 'cancellation.'
Because I have so much occasion to say 'jackass,' I have come up with my own abbreviation. Now when I refer to someone as a 'juliet alpha,' no one's offended, and I'm amused.


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