Airbills Take to the Air

Wow, the weird event of the week just occured. We got a call from someone in the office building across the street saying that there were NCC FedEx airbills blowing around in the street. We looked out the window and the street was covered with paper for about a block in both directions. A few of us went outside to pick up the mess and try to figure out what was up. Turns out that the garbage collection service had dropped a couple of bags of trash as they were leaving the parking lot after todays pickup. The paper was not just airbills but old memos, invoices, and all kinds of things like that from NCC and other companies in our building. Someone at NCC had trashed about 100 FedEx airbills yesterday because of an incorrect address and most of them spent the morning getting run over by cars, blown in the wind, and otherwise doing things that airbills don’t normally do. We managed to collect most of the debris and get it back into trash bags without getting hit by cars.

Otherwise, it’s been a short, fast week. I took Monday off so Susan and I could go to an outdoor concert celebrating Memorial day and the Dallas Symphony’s 100th anniversary. They played the 1812 Overture which isn’t that unusual but they had colorful exploding firework displays to simulate the cannons and that was certainly different. Towards the end of the piece they had so many fireworks going off that Andrew Litton waved a white hankerchief in the air to signal that the orchestra just couldn’t compete with the volume and they stopped to watch the explosions along with the rest of us.