I like both of those. When I started with FL
ten years ago before the TSA
did the screening at BWI
, we at the ticket counter had to rummage through the selected baggage. I'll never forget it, we had an ancient rickety rotted wood table that on occasion would collapse when we had a hernia bag. This was perpendicular to our ticket counter and everyone could take in the festivities/entertainment. The selected's were celebrities hence "Celebrity Table."
"Uminner" for UMNR Unaccompanied minor. When I was in training I saw this abbreviation and asked: "What in the heck is a Uminner?
"Weeper" Usually a comely female passenger who is distressed (missed flight) just learned her obese 27 pound Chihuahua or Tabby Cat is to fat to travel in the cabin under the seat and is crying us a river. Sometimes the weepers are worse than the hell raising passengers "having a litter of kittens."
"Did an Anna Nicole" Referring to when an object such as a computer, phone or other piece of technology is inoperable, out of order, no power. Many times, I've substituted Anna for other celebrities who have croaked (excuse me) passed away.
"Dollar Store Having a Sale" When we run out of staples, paper, other office stuff or when some of our technology does an "Anna Nicole." We've run out of boarding pass paper again! When will we get more?
Usually a new crew member asks. My answer (humor) When the dollar store has it's next sale, is when we will get additional/new supplies!
"Curse of February/February's Revenge" Sometimes the shortest month of the year is the most challenging and seems to last the longest. Many times Murphy and his famous law can be applied to this second month of the year. It also has the BS
holidays of Valentines Day and Mattress Sale Weekend (President's Day). Also there are a lot of vapid awards shows on TV
"Flare Up" Hemorrhoid attack. An especially wicked rho-id offensive I call a Flare Up to beat the band
"Screw The Pooch" A major screw up. I use this term interchangeably with Cluster Fu*k.
"In Like Flint" All systems go, everything is OK
"Short Bus,""Chimes" Mentally Challenged the R-Word, Stupid. "Chimes" is a corporation in Maryland that assists those with special needs and they have the cleaning contract at BWI. There are several within this group that ride that short bus in style. Our inside joke= Just a friendly reminder: A hot dog is not a Chihuahua in the Microwave!
Also my cat is a "short bus kitty" Touched, off her rocker, anything but normal.
[Edited 2012-10-03 19:24:43]