Category Archives: Shoeclerks

And You Wonder Why I Call Them Shoeclerks?

When Duke approached me last Spring with the idea of creating a ‘challenge coin’ for the children of Vietnam Veterans for the Toledo Vietnam Veteran Appreciation Event, I liked it right away.  He suggested using the Vietnam Memorial on the … Continue reading

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Surly Clerks, and the High Yo-Yo

This is a maneuver we also used in the Training Command (the High Yo-Yo) to occasionally facilitate rejoins.  It is a tough maneuver to perfect, and a lot of fun to perform.  I know, I have screwed up many of … Continue reading

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“Look Out My Window?”

I was hired at Northwest Airlines in Jan. 1989.  Initially I was thrilled to be working at NWA.  Flying was a “skill set” that just seemed to come to me, and on ’89 I felt I was “set” for the … Continue reading

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Shoeclerk:  Incompetent Bureaucrat.  (Term may be redundant.) I do not suffer fools or ‘shoeclerks’ very well, at all.  I always have felt these individuals did not exist to assist me in my primary mission, but explicitly to hinder it.  And … Continue reading

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