Analogies Tend to Grow on You

June 22, 2006
Kind of like E. coli tends to grow on room-temperature beef.

Analogies tend to grow on you. Kind of like E. coli tends to grow on room-temperature beef. Here at AMT we have been busier than a one-legged man in a butt kicking contest lately. This week, I decided to have a little fun with my blog and share some of my favorite analogies.

Here are a few that come to mind:

"The sardines were packed as tight as the coach section of a 747." How's that for a backwards analogy? Sadly, I guess you could use that for just about any airline these days.

From Ralph Hood's Airport Business blog "Ground Clutter" last week: "When people worry, the guvmint gets involved faster'n an episode of Desperate Housewives can get around to sex.

From a mechanic in Birmingham, AL (posted on forum). "Pilots without maintainers are just pedestrians with cool jackets and sunglasses."

I have noticed aircraft mechanics tend to use analogies frequently. Is it because we have fun in our jobs or is it a distraction to the stress of the job?

One of my former co-workers blurted this out after changing a fuel cell: "I smell worse than a mangy coon dog that got sprayed by a pole cat."

Come to think of it, I had a boss once that was meaner than a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs.

Do you have any funny analogies or quotes that you like to use? Share them with us!

And please keep them clean or else they will be enjoyed by the profanity police and no one else.

Thanks for reading!

Joe Escobar