Amazing. Not a word about skin colour or race in my post, yet in two separate postings I am accused of being racist. Ironically I referred to the group as Nigerians and some people saw that as an attack on black people. Perhaps the moderators can assign a digital badge for dimwits so we can identify them in future.
aero never ceases to amaz me. Aircrew relationship there is strictly hierachial. capts are like Gods that must be worshipped by Fos and cabin crew. There exists always a steep cockpit gradient to the extent that flight safety have been compromised because the FOs has been cowed and are to scared to offer a word or let alone take any corrective action.
All it takes is for these Tin Gods to be put in their place, most of them are actually shite. The issue with aero is that its become a training ground for the almighty emirates of Africa, so there's a large influx of fresh new guys who would do anything just to get the hours. This has re-booted the ego of these smelly Tin Gods, its quite disgusting in 2012.
Unless such timid, non-confident FOs become brave and speak out especially if they know their stuff, they may never get on the glideslope let alone touch down!
oompilot When it comes to matters of camouflage I prefer to skulk around the oceans of the world dressed in battleship grey. However on this occasion I threw my hat into your ring, hence my post about my past life as an inquisitor general teaching snotty little snooty kids in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Cuernavaca can be translated as the horns of the cow which is exactly what you find up the jolly old fundament, Edward II like, if you so much as pop your head above the parapet on matters concerning ink blot tests. With apologies to Freud and Jung of course and a doff of the hat to Erich Fromm, I shall now return to hunting the ghost of Eric Langsdorf in Montevideo in which efforts I derive considerable solace from Los Indios.
It's not gibberish and it doesn't require any particular understanding of the deranged workings of the poster's intellect to understand it. What it does require though, to unravel it all, is a certain sense of mental flexibility and educative reasoning capability. You see, it's rather more an example of black humour, the term as used in the theatrical sense and not in any racial context of course, combined with references to English, German and Uruguayan history, Mexican geography and Spanish with an example or two of basic psychological dogmatism thrown in to muddy the waters for all but the most informed and deductively competent. Here's a clue or two to aid as a navigational beacon . Edward II was a king of England who is widely believed to have been murdered at Berkeley Castle in 1327 on the orders of his wife's lover Roger Mortimer. The manner of his death was not pleasant by all accounts. Fifteen men held him down under heavy cushions while a hunting horn was inserted deep into his anus. Into that horn was thrust a long piece of red hot metal which was twisted and turned around his bowels until he died in screaming agony. No mark was ever found on his body to suggest foul play. Hence of course the reference to Cuernavaca and horns. But then you'd need a basic knowledge of Spanish to translate the name of that charming, but now drug ridden, town in Mexico. Who was Eric Langsdorf you might ask? He was the captain of the German pocket battleship Graf Spee, involved in a little sea action, 1939, with HMS Exeter, Ajax and Achilles(New Zealand) with HMS Cumberland coming up from Las Malvinas. Some of us are interested in raising the spirits of the dead from time to time in the interests of cultural and historical verisimilitude and in keeping imaginations somewhat on the spectromatic dark side. That last sentence might be construed as approaching the boundaries of gibberish if one didn't think about it very contextually carefully.
If it ain't gibberish, then you've been dialling the wrong number matey, put the goggles on to see clearly that this ain't a literature, language, history or cultural forum.
If you wish to keep teaching, go back to the classroom!
PS: Thanks for making us all more knowledgeable on what 'black humour' means, i am certainly extremely grateful for people like you who like to share knowledge. Am sure the whole world has learnt a new phrase from the meister.
The situation in Nigeria in terms of geographic politics with quite a bit of radical Islam thrown into the pot is quite interesting at the moment. The Sahel is a nice little time bomb waiting its turn to explode. Whether any of these complex issues have anything to do with the original question 'what's going on in Nigeria' is something best left to your own research but for those intelligently interested in what really is going on, there was a most interesting full page article in last Saturday's British Financial Times. I'll refrain from presenting a thumbnail sketch lest it cause confusion or sow dissension in any understanding, conjectural or otherwise, of the big picture and how internal politics and current affairs might conceivably relate to local aviation in Nigeria.
Well, let's hope they manage to keep to their scheduled times a bit more accurately than they do back in Naija... I thought Okada and Changchangi were random back in the '90's, but they have elevated tardiness to new heights.
Plenty oyingbo don' tire of you! Always yabbing the white colonialist master for coming and taking your jobs. As if!
I just met a guy from Sierra Leone out at the airport. We got to talking, the usual stuff, 'Don't get any polish on the laces,' that sort of thing (some of my customers are sooo fussy!), and then I asked him if he'd ever been to Guess Where. His eyes kind of widened and he acted like that was a pretty strange question. 'Ghana, yes, but Nigeria... umm, not really, no...'
Do you guys still have a tourism bureau, all those faded-out pictures of 'A troupe of traditional dancers,' or of that festival where everybody goes in the water and eats a live goldfish or something? Maybe new posters would help.
@ enijose1: who am i? I am just your regular joe bloggs who irks at the sight of some 'know-it-all-but-worth-sh*t' white folks who open their gob to chat sh*t!
I have no issues with some but most are just castoffs who mouth off with so much ease. e.g., i don't know the definition of a 'mess' but hey English isn't my first language. Gbam, o boy!
i tire o for these oyinbos.
I'm going to leave his post as testament that racism is alive and well in our industry. Previously a member of good standing, he has been given 24 hours to retract his statement and provide an apology or he will find his access to this site restricted.
My goodness me. The open hatred from some black folk toward white is very troubling.
Back to the thread. Nigerians seems to be a very intolerant society. There's fighting between Muslim and Christians, distaste for foreigners of any nationality and success in the oil industry is seen as greed and attacked by the lazy gun wielding degenerates. Now, the pilots are adopting the same attitude, "Give me the job because I was born here". Aviation is global. There are Nigerians flying in someone else country to. Why not do what all the pilots in the world do? They learn their trade, become competent and successfully displace someone else from that position.