Lounge-Taking a Late Break

Posted Jan. 16, 2021, 9:05 p.m. by Lieutenant Junior Grade Janna Kingston (Assistant Counsellor) (Lindsay Bayes)

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Hammor leaned towards he r and stage whispered “I’m Operations… I never catch people at their best. They have either messed up a system, lost something, ran out of something and forgot to order it, need something, or can’t find the something they did order.” He laughed and said “In all my time in Ops, I can’t remember any time someone came to my office that didnt have an issue of some kind. So you don’t have to worry about me judging… to me, its just Tuesday.” and he nodded thanks to the bartender who placed the new drink in front of him.

Hammor, Ops

Janna accepted her refreshed drink and smiled at Hammor. “Ahh, but the difference is you love it. You get a thrill out of the logistical gymnastics. I bet there are few people who don’t come around to your way of thinking when something isn’t happening,” she said with a knowing wink. They both dealt with people’s psychology, just in different ways.

~Janna Kingston, ACNS

Daggum chuckled and said “Oh, you’d be surprised. Especially when the something not happening is their doing. Funny how most sentient beings shy away from taking responsibility. Oh, credit they jockey to be first… but responsibility is most often an orphan.” He turned fully towards her and looked directly into her eyes.

Thats the part I like best. Knowing that I don’t have that luxury… far from it, actually. More often than not, it falls to my department to take responsibility for things other people screwed up.” He laughed a good natured laugh, the accompanying smile traveling all the way up to his eyes. “And thats fine. Because at the end of the day, as long as the job is done… thats what matters. Blame is for people in red uniforms and more pips on their collars than me to deal with.”

Hammor, Ops

Janna laughed. “Well, that is certainly one way to look at it. Though, in my experience, those with the uniform and pips can handle the blame game well enough.”

She sipped at her new glass of wine. “Have you always done operations? Or did you start out elsewhere?” It was good to see that he was open to getting to know people and se had to admit that it was always nice to talk with someone whose first immediately thought was to run because they might get psychoanalyzed.

~Janna Kingston, ACNS

Hammor shrugged and said “No, not always. Started off in Engineering. I know my way around a power conduit and such. Operations came as kind of a secondary necessity, but they are kindred spirits.” and he laughed and looked at her. “Everyone at the Academy looked like they had been hit by by a Breen neuroblaster when I went the Enginnering route. Everyone… even most of the instuctors… took one look at me and thought ‘Security’.” He raised his glass to his lips and grinned. ” Little did they know…”

“Oh, I can imagine,” Kingston said with a nod. Preconceptions were hard things to shrug off and as open as a place as the Academy can seem it was riddled with its biases just like anywhere.

“What about you? Did you always want to be a head doctor?”

Hammor, Ops

She gave a half nod. “Yes and no. Back home I did a double major at university in exobiology and psychology. I could have gone either way, but when I decided to join Starfleet, I opted to apply for the Medical Academy. I just liked learning about the vast range of beings in our galaxy. I find trying to figure them out a fascinating process.”

~Janna Kingston, ACNS

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