In the interest of full disclosure, Monkey Miles earns compensation through affiliate links and referrals. You do not have to use them, but we greatly appreciate your readership and support. We also participate in Amazon Affiliates. Please read my disclosure policy for further details.
Y-ankee I memorized the Phonetic Alphabet
The phonetic alphabet is a standardized set of words used to identify letters by radio or telephone. If you aren’t aware of the phonetic alphabet, I can almost guarantee you’ve heard it in a movie. Every time there is a military scene you’ll hear them use the phonetic alphabet, although technically Juliette is the NATO recognized word for J, not Joker – but I always use Joker 😉 Other than Miles being eternally amused at me learning words for letters, this is why I memorized the Phonetic Alphabet:
The service is better. And that’s not Bravo. Sierra.
I could be wrong… But when I rattle off my record locator, “Quebec, November, 2, Alpha, 7 , Whiskey,” I immediately hear keys clicking and it makes me happy. Usually that’s a good thing…but clearly Focker didn’t use the phonetic alphabet because these clicking keys were not happy.
Back on point…I feel like they are giving me better service, or at least they’re talking to me like I’m knowledgeable, and I like that. Customer service is tough on both sides, so I feel like I’m doing my part to make things as clear as possible and they respect that. This could all totally be in my head, but it certainly doesn’t hurt 🙂
Foxtrot. Yankee. India.