Thursday, July 29, 2010

First in the world

In a manner similar to the Olympics, the organizers of the World Gliding Championships go out of their way to be fair to all participating nations. There is a tradition (copied from the Olympics) of doing everything in alphabetical order. This means that we're usually at the back of the parade, in the back of the briefing hangar, in the faraway tiedowns and parking spaces, somewhere between Ukraine and Venezuela.

This year is different. For some reason, the Hungarian organizers have decided to call us "America," and now we're at the head of the line for everything!

Here's a picture of our luxury team office, in a prime location, next door to Brazil:

And here's a picture of our guys explaining to our friends from Argentina why they can't be first this year:

They probably also had to explain why it's OK to call US "America," but not them.


Anonymous said...

My understanding is that they call us Amerikai Egyesült Államok.

Rick said...

I think we need to get Thomas a T-shirt with that on it.

Anonymous said...

Amerika földjén bamatardskis ad nekünk rakéták

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Anonymous said...

Nice blog - good luck USA!

Anonymous said...

The luxury team office makes the dinosaur pavilion look good.