Smile of the Day

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

Sunday, November 20

Relevant experience

The famous photographer was assigned to get photographs of a large forest fire. Smoke at the scene was too thick to get any good shots, so he frantically called his home office to hire a plane. "It will be waiting for you at the airport," he was assured by his editor. As soon as he arrived at the small, rural airport, sure enough, a plane was warming up near the runway. He jumped in with his equipment and said, "Let's go! Let's go!" The pilot swung the plane into the wind and soon they were in the air.

"Fly over the north side of the fire," said the photographer, "and make three or four low level passes."

"Why?" asked the pilot.

"Because I need the angle for the pictures," said the photographer, and then added with exaggerated patience (and growing exasperation), "I am a photographer. Photographers take pictures."

After a long pause: "You mean you are not the instructor?"


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