Smile of the Day

Life is getting much too serious, yes? Who doesn't need a daily smile?




Tuesday, November 15

Calm, collected, in complete control

While cruising at 40,000 feet, the airplane suddenly shudders, and one of the passengers, looking out the window, screams: "Good Lord! One of the engines just blew up!" Other passengers leave their seats and come running over; when suddenly the aircraft is rocked by a second blast as another engine explodes on the other side. The passengers are in a panic now, even the stewardesses cannot maintain order.

Just then, standing tall and smiling confidently, strides the pilot out of the cockpit. In calm, collected words, he assures everyone that there is nothing to worry about. His words and his demeanour calm down the passengers in turn, they sit down again as the pilot calmly walks to the door of the aircraft, where he pulls several packages from under the seats and begins handing them to the various crew members; who, each in turn, strap one of the packages onto their backs.

"Say," speaks up an alert passenger, "aren't those parachutes?"

The pilot agrees that they are.

Says the passenger, "But I thought you said there was nothing to worry about?"

"There isn't," replies the pilot, just as a third engine explodes. "We are going to get help."

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