Of course, Lisa does everything to make sure her engine components are 100 percent good to go, but she still loses sleep sometimes wondering if she forgot to check a vital dimension on one part in an order of 250. And when your products are used by major commercial airlines, whenever a plane falls out of the sky, you inevitably end up doing a gritty Urkel impression by tearfully asking yourself: "D- ... did I do that?!"
"When the Germanwings flight crashed in the French Alps in March 2015, killing 150 people on board, I panicked all damn day until I heard it was actually caused by the co-pilot. You want to know why? Because I make parts for that model of airplane." According to Lisa, all this stress messes with your mind until you actually start "praying that if a plane goes down, it was human error or negligence."
"Please be sky gnomes, please be sky gnomes ... "
Those probably feel like some pretty messed-up prayers at the time, but it's an understandable urge. Think about it:
"Now, we don't make parts for the Malaysia Airlines planes," Lisa says, "but you best believe I was sweating bullets until I found that out for sure." If you want to know how that feels, imagine reading a headline that says "Hundreds Of Deaths Blamed On Local Office Idiot Clicking Wrong Button In Email Program." Until that name is confirmed, you're probably going to be losing some sleep ...