Bacardi182 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1088 posts, RR: 1 Posted (12 years 12 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 953 times:
As a crowded airliner is about to take off, the peace is shattered by
a 5-year-old boy who picks that moment to throw a wild temper tantrum.
No matter what his frustrated, embarrassed mother does to try to calm
him down, the boy continues to scream furiously and kick the seats
Suddenly, from the rear of the plane, an elderly man in the uniform of
an Air Force General is seen slowly walking forward up the aisle.
Stopping the flustered mother with an upraised hand, the white-haired,
courtly, soft-spoken General leans down and, motioning toward his
chest, whispers something into the boy's ear.
Instantly, the boy calms down, gently takes his mother's hand, and
quietly fastens his seat belt. All the other passengers burst into
As the General slowly makes his way back to his seat, one of the cabin
attendants touches his sleeve. "Excuse me, General," she asks quietly,
"but could I ask you what magic words you used on that little boy?"
The old man smiles serenely and gently confides, "I showed him my
pilot's wings, service stars, and battle ribbons, and explained that
they entitle me to throw one passenger out the plane door on any
flight I choose."
Prebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6019 posts, RR: 55 Reply 5, posted (12 years 12 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 821 times:
Somebody having an Air Force general's uniform for sale??? Sometimes we could all need one.
PS: In fact seven years ago I was offered one on the steets in Tallinn, Estonia (former Soviet Union) - very cheaply. The legs were six inches too short, and I would have needed a few pillows to fill out the jacket. 5 ft. and 6 and 350 lbs, then it would fit. But that's not my shape.
Maybe it was only for a colonel, but certainly not a "light" colonel.
Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm