Monday, July 22, 2019

Keeping up with the crewmembers: A failed reality show

Scene 1:  The camera pans over a quiet helibase.  It is a beautiful sunny day.  KIP, a new hire, is on the riding lawnmower.  He weaves between the trees, gaining confidence.  Suddenly a loud screeching noise occurs.  KIP stops mowing and looks worried.  "I think I ran over a stump and bent the blades," he confesses to the camera.  Suddenly SALLY the boss, an attractive brunette, appears.  "Oh no!" she exclaims.  "We have already spent all of our supply budget!"

Scene 2:  GAVIN, a rookie, is packing his bag for a crew assignment to Alaska.  "How many socks should I take?" he asks RHETT, a somewhat cynical crew veteran.  "You might be out for 21 days," RHETT answers.  "I'm taking 21 pairs of socks!" GAVIN declares, throwing other gear out of his bag to make room.

Scene 3:  ALLEN, a young military vet, stares morosely at the van he recently bought and hoped to live in for the summer.  It appears broken down.  "I chose the van life, but it didn't choose me," he laments.

Scene 4:  SALLY is seen alone at the helibase, staring out the window for several consecutive days at torrential rain.

Scene 5: The camera crew is shown packing up their gear and bickering. "I told you these people were too boring," one says.  " No fistfights, rumor spreading, or even bullying.  Let's go try the hotshot crew.  There must be something we can use there.  Some random yelling, or anything."


11 comments:

  1. Lol...a day in the life! No fistfights but definitely amusing in itself!

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  2. Sally forth, attractive boss. Let us know when the reality show airs!

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    1. People would switch channels pretty quickly!

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  3. I'd pack that many pairs of socks, too. :)

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    1. I take only a few and hope I can wash some!

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  4. Well your trials are more interesting than the engineers I work with. Now that would be a boring reality show!

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    1. I think of engineers as really smart but possibly quirky so maybe it would be funny!

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  5. This is great....sad that it doesn't reach threshold for a reality show, but sort of fine that it operates as a 'no drama' team. Probably Sally could take credit for that!

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    1. "Sally" really tries to keep it drama free.

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    2. Mark of a good leader....you go, Sally!

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