Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Hard Pressed Mic Stuck Turned On?

A Northwest Airlines flight to Boston was being buffeted about in turbulence caused by Hurricane Bob. It was a very rough ride, to the point that the flight attendants were ordered to take their seats and strap themselves in, and the passengers were using their air-sickness bags and panicking.

After a significant struggle, the pilot brought the plane through to calmer air. The flight attendants took up their posts again and the captain's voice boomed throughout the craft.

"Well folks, that was quite some ride, wasn't it? But it looks like the worst of it is over, we are doing just fine and the rest of the trip looks free and clear with very little turbulence expected. Thank you for remaining calm, and have a wonderful stay in Boston or wherever your final destination may be."

Then there was a short pause and several clicks as the captain tried to turn off the intercom. It wasn't off however, and the passengers heard the following statement.

"Thank them? They ought to be thanking me, we're lucky to be alive. I deserve a cup of coffee and a blow job, for Pete's sake."

As a red faced stewardess bolted up the aisle to inform the captain that the intercom was still on, a passenger called after her, "Don't forget the coffee!"