The latest installment of a story that should have been allowed to die long ago. I would like to say a special thanks to +Mike Raven for adding the delightful Part 7. It was wonderful, but, Jeff is going to be a little unhappy about the hole in his elbow
(If you haven't read all of the epic Saving Jeff series, don't delay, read now so you don't spoil this episode - part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, Part 6, Part 7 and part 8.)
Bob was not used to the TSA screening process. Military transports relied on brutal obedience for security. Needless to say Bob didn't understand bins, belts, and body scanners.
He was hustled off to a small section cordoned off by screens, and temporary walls. They took his lighter, his bottle opener, and his cork screw. All of which served to anger Bob. But, the thing that really irked him was the callous, caustic disregard.
When he finally got back to the boat he looked at the Leukocytes and said "I can't believe the way they treat people. Like common criminals. They just assume everybody is guilty. Who do those guys think they are?"
"Don't let it get to you." One of the Leukocytes said. "We have a long way to go. We took another guy up there a while ago. He was like you. A shrunken human. Maybe he can help us find the problem."
Bob relaxed, grabbed a bottle of Sauvignon blanc, and stretched out on the canopy over the cockpit. Only to realize he didn't have a cork screw. In boot camp they had taught him how to open wine in emergency situations, thank God.
He smashed the bottle on the superstructure of the boat, breaking the top off, and leaving a jagged, razor sharp opening. Drinking deeply without cutting a single nick, he sighed and fell asleep. The bottle stayed upright in his hand and didn't lose a drop. There is no substitute for training.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Saving Jeff hits a Snag, and Training saves the day.
There is not much to say, but, for those who find any offense, please remember these are only stories, jokes, and have no relation to reality. Kind of like life.
I like life, and hope it lasts a long time, but it does require some explanation, that is why these blogs exist. To help people navigate times and events that make no sense.
Here are a few places you can find a few things.
The Original Life Explained. Where it all started, a little rambling and a lot of nothing important.
Life Explains The End Views on humanity's race to self extinction. I hope I am wrong.
Life Explains Smiles Because everybody likes it when you smile.
Life Explains Aging Getting older is not always easier, but it is worth the effort. And a few small things can make it much more pleasant.
Life Explains Traveling and Commuting Mostly commuting. Driving bugs me and working bugs me so driving to work is the ultimate insult of modern life, and I like to complain.
Life Explained Explores History. The real problem with history is there is so much of it. It is all over the place. But, if you take the time to look at the small pieces it is fascinating.
Life Explains Music Music is a universal language. I like guitar based rock and roll, but there is a little bit of a lot here.