Three thousand years of beautiful tradition, from Moses to Sandy Koufax...

Lessons from a bad landing

a) Everyone is an expert at designing airports. All landing accidents would be solved if all runways were infinitely long, and infinitely wide. Oh, and made of a nice comfortable rubber.

b) Everyone is a judge of what pilots and controllers should or shouldn't do. If the landing goes bad, the controllers and pilots are idiots. If, on the other hand, they are delayed in any way, then those pussy pilots and controllers should ignore the blizzard and land or launch the damn plane!

c) People in an incident, even when there's 300 of them, expect personal and priority service to their every whim. Don't bring me no cold bottled water, damnit, I want a orange pekoe tea! There were several hilarious articles in the paper today detailing the outrage about a lack of warm beverages, or about having to sit in a bus for 20 minutes (we're talking uninjured individuals).

Sometimes I'm amazed that reporters try to spin a story out of these petty complaints, and instead don't say "Are you frickin' serious?"
Permalink Dennis Forbes 
August 4th, 2005
"Are you frickin serious" doesn't sell newspapers though.
Permalink Flasher T 
August 4th, 2005
I bet it would.
Permalink muppet 
August 4th, 2005
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