Friday, October 22, 2004

Who needs the Everyday?

So we're looking up information on car rentals in Sabre last night, and we go to Hertz, and in all the information on Hertz, there was a place to get some trivia questions and your horoscope. I totally felt like I was at lunch at work, reading the Everyday section of the Post Dispatch. Hee hee. Here was the trivia question I read:

"Where in the U.S. does a law state it's an offense to push a live moose out of a moving airplane?" (answer at the end of this post!)

Then I read my horoscope:

"LEO - You continue to struggle to achieve balance between the head and the heart but you are doing well. Today the brain has the edge and your partner may be wondering what happened to that red hot lover."

Uh. Yeah. Whatever. Anyways, all we needed after that were some celebrity birthdays, and I would never have to go to the lunchroom again. Okay, except to eat lunch. :)

In another area of Sabre, we were able to get soap opera updates. "So-and-so told So-and-so that she's leaving So-and-so for So-and-so, and So-and-so's baby got abducted by So-and-so..." anyways there was a whole plot synopsis. Funny. Why would you need that? I guess in case some client comes in who all of a sudden freaks out, "OMIGOSH! I'M MISSING 'DAYS'!" and you, as the swell travel agent who knows everything, can pull up the plot synopsis and say, "No problem, would you like to know what happens?" Sheesh. Travel agents really CAN know everything!

Here's a strange thing about my teacher. He insists that the spelling of "sign" (as in "sign in to the system") is sine. You can even do a search for it in the help database as that spelling, and it comes up, only when you click on it, the spelling changes to sign. Yet he insists on spelling it this way. And he says he knows how to spell sign and that it's a common spelling in his experience. Whatever. I'll stick with sign, thanks.

Anyways, just some humorous observations from last night that I wanted to comment on...

Answer to trivia: Alaska! (I guess they don't like the moose over there... if this has to be written in the lawbooks!)



Blogger Tracie said...

Wow, sound like your instructor is a bit of a crazy! :)

Liked the moose trivia (course you probably knew I would). Did you know that in Oregon, it is illegal to wear a duck on your head?

10/22/2004 2:56 PM  
Blogger Kristen said...

Weird teacher!

10/22/2004 3:43 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

Well, maybe it's just cool in travel circles to spell sign like sine. Who knows... but I think it's pretty strange. :)

10/22/2004 3:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you need more proof - here's a professional computer programmer's point of view. It's SIGN in due to sign being short for signature or your "handle". to sign in is to login with your identifier, your signature. As such, it is sign. That's the true, professional way to spell it.

Sine is completely different - it's a mathematical representation of a wave, i.e. sine wave. Often abreviated sin or used as sin(2x+y) to generate a graph, or sin(0) = 0, and numerous other algebraic conversions.

Jason McIntosh

10/22/2004 4:06 PM  
Blogger Jeremy said...

What if the plane wasn't moving?

10/22/2004 6:49 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

Then I guess it's ok.

10/25/2004 10:52 AM  

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