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Cooking on the Flightdeck

phill1174

Well-Known Member
#41
One of my newer FO's had enough bags where I had to ask "Dude, are you living in your car?" because he was stacking crap even behind my seat.

We had a weird talk about a 'customary' number of bags.
That's the guy that gets left at the airplane when it's time to go. I'll wait for a second, but if you're going to be forever putting together your caravan of bags then I'll meet you outside.
 
#44
[QUOTE="Cptnchia, post: 2691690, member: 6376] a U haul being pulled by a hearse on the way to a graveyard. [/QUOTE]

I don't get it...



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milleR

Well-Known Member
#47
Just flew with a 7 year guy that had his cooler with him. I was giving him crap about it and he said he brings it every trip to save money. No kids, wife who make's more than him. "You're doing it wrong". Came from Tabernacle Air.
A lot of those guys have a plan, and said plan often involves retiring 10 years early. Planned frugality isn't necessarily the same as being "cheap."
 

Cptnchia

Dissatisfied Customer
#49
A lot of those guys have a plan, and said plan often involves retiring 10 years early. Planned frugality isn't necessarily the same as being "cheap."
This guy's plan was to save until the "Day of Reckoning." But there was no follow through plan.

Kinda like the guy who tried to sell me on gold futures. Told me they'd be valuable when the market crashed. When I asked him where I'd pick up my physical gold, he said, "Oh,'no, this is not physical gold." Asked him what was the point then. He said for when the market crashed. He wasn't too happy with the next question.

"So, you have paper that says you own X amount of gold, but no way to actually collect the gold? That's stupid. How do you buy anything then? Better to put your money into bullets and just take what you want from idiots with bits of paper that say they own gold."

He hadn't really thought out the end part.
 
#50
This guy's plan was to save until the "Day of Reckoning." But there was no follow through plan.

Kinda like the guy who tried to sell me on gold futures. Told me they'd be valuable when the market crashed. When I asked him where I'd pick up my physical gold, he said, "Oh,'no, this is not physical gold." Asked him what was the point then. He said for when the market crashed. He wasn't too happy with the next question.

"So, you have paper that says you own X amount of gold, but no way to actually collect the gold? That's stupid. How do you buy anything then? Better to put your money into bullets and just take what you want from idiots with bits of paper that say they own gold."

He hadn't really thought out the end part.
We really attract some peculiar people to this industry.

I have a friend like that. Great dude. Really nice guy. But basically has zero hobbies. I've known him for a long time and still don't know what he does on his days off. He's been an FO at a major for quite a while so his income is pretty solid. Just a while back he was finally going to splurge and get a really nice car. He was looking at all kinds of stuff...Jaguars, Corvettes, all kinds of fun toys. Even those were at the lower end of his budget. What he actually ended up getting is boring enough that I don't even remember what it is...and I'm a car nerd that usually remembers these things.
 

milleR

Well-Known Member
#51
This guy's plan was to save until the "Day of Reckoning." But there was no follow through plan.

Kinda like the guy who tried to sell me on gold futures. Told me they'd be valuable when the market crashed. When I asked him where I'd pick up my physical gold, he said, "Oh,'no, this is not physical gold." Asked him what was the point then. He said for when the market crashed. He wasn't too happy with the next question.

"So, you have paper that says you own X amount of gold, but no way to actually collect the gold? That's stupid. How do you buy anything then? Better to put your money into bullets and just take what you want from idiots with bits of paper that say they own gold."

He hadn't really thought out the end part.
There are some odd ducks in the aviation world, no question, but a penny saved is a penny earned. I'm no paragon of fiscal responsibility, but there has to be something to the commonality of responsible spending and thrifty habits amongst our former titans of industry. Personally, I think that he who dies with the most toys wins, so, to complete the cliche carpet bombing, do as I say and not as I do.
 

wheelsup

Well-Known Member
#52
A lot of those guys have a plan, and said plan often involves retiring 10 years early. Planned frugality isn't necessarily the same as being "cheap."
I hit a seven figure net worth at 35 (which amongst pilots isn't really that remarkable). In five more years at 40 we should be good to check out if everything keeps truckin'. I spent almost all my time as a CFI and commuter guy and only the last 3 years at a 'mainline regional', so no windfall like the Delta guys.

I hate the corporate world and don't trust it, and to be frank enjoy building my own small empire.

Yes I generally bring my food along for overnights, some months I won't eat out on the road at all, we cook a lot at home and enjoy it.
 

Derg

Naval Intelligence, MCRN
Staff member
#53
This guy's plan was to save until the "Day of Reckoning." But there was no follow through plan.

Kinda like the guy who tried to sell me on gold futures. Told me they'd be valuable when the market crashed. When I asked him where I'd pick up my physical gold, he said, "Oh,'no, this is not physical gold." Asked him what was the point then. He said for when the market crashed. He wasn't too happy with the next question.

"So, you have paper that says you own X amount of gold, but no way to actually collect the gold? That's stupid. How do you buy anything then? Better to put your money into bullets and just take what you want from idiots with bits of paper that say they own gold."

He hadn't really thought out the end part.
I had a copilot ask me about retirement investment advice and what mutual funds I was into.

I just told him "Get a financial advisor unrelated to anything aviation and NEVER ask another captain that question because there's a 99% chance you're going to find yourself with worthless Iraqi Dinars and water shares in Montana".
 
#54
Have to wonder what event brought the email about? I've also see some with those thing you stick on coffee or tea to keep them warm

Wish I would have known about this in freight.


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wheelsup

Well-Known Member
#56
Do jetBlue aircraft have ovens? We get crew meals here so I don't ever warm anything up at work but I have seen people have the FAs using our ovens to warm up brought food that is healthier than the stuff on board.
 

cactusjuba

Well-Known Member
#58
I'll be the contrarian in this post's slant. Why is it annoying or scoff-worthy when somebody brings a bag with food in it?:ooh:
Why do other pilots care? It impacts nobody else.

Is it just some subconscious need to justify your choice in eating out?

Some people are cheap out of habit, not necessity. Some feel they eat better when they pack. Some layovers have nothing to eat nearby and you get in late. Maybe they prefer Momma's home cookin'.

Some like the ease of not packing, dont know WHAT to pack or arent cooks, don't want to haul it around, like the social aspect of eating out, quality of food at restaurants.

I've heard snobby comments from both camps, as if theres some unilaterally appropriate choice here. To each their own. I could care less if you plan on eating your wife's meatloaf or Panda Express.