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Flying High?

pilotSo I've been flying a lot more these days and it seems to me that all the pilots are using the overhead speaker as a training ground for open mic night at the Chuckle Hut. I guess it's not a big deal but on one of my last flights the pilot got on the speaker and said, "All aboard!  This train is on its way too Minneapolis!"  And then he played a sound effect of a train whistle. Another pilot talked about the flight attendants and how you could watch them on their new television show on Tuesday nights. A third pilot gave explicit details on the route we would be taking, but he pretended like we were driving in a car.  He even talked about pulling over to the side to get something to eat. Don't get me wrong.  I have a great respect for pilots.  Supreme Court Justices, pilots, surgeons and pharmacists are the handful of professions I totally respect.  However, it seems strange to me if my surgeon was cracking jokes just before the anesthesia kicks in.  Could you imagine if Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren had been making jokes as they were ruling on Brown v Board of Education?!

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