Rough Drift

"Small" writing challenges for my small writing talent. Hotel note pads are the only space allowed. Let's see if I can strip it down and tighten it up to learn something. Improving my skill of weird fiction.

45.) George and the routine.

Let’s see if you can figure out what I’m talking about.


George Honeywell is awesome. George is a nickname really – the kind that does heavy lifting nobody else wants to do in the office. The work George turns in is based on the work the boss gives, so when there are bad results, more than likely the boss gave George bad instructions. Garbage-in-garbage-out as they say. We all know this but once in a while it continues to happen, so we check the instructions, and old George performs quite well after. His process is methodical. When we give him instructions, we need to be timely. Forcing George to play catch-up to late instructions makes the whole office uncomfortable and things just don’t work out so well. So, when bad or impossible instructions are given and the results are poor, the boss – the captain – turns George off with a click on the controls and hand fly’s the plane until things get better.

(Author’s notes) February 15th, 2016: Kansas City.

We all call him George. It’s the common nickname amongst all professionals in my business. Can we actually apply a gender? George is gender neutral. Regardless, we call him by that name – see I’m doing it again. If you buy a ticket, George will probably be used for a large portion of your journey. I’ve given too many clues. It’s been called Otto before in a popular movie, but half of my flight attendants haven’t seen it, believe it or not.


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This entry was posted on February 16, 2016 by in Airline, non-fiction, observational, present, Uncategorized and tagged , .
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