By: hamtastic, Erik Friborg
Nov 04 2009 11:45am
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I'm not sure why Delta allows cats on their planes, but I can safely say that I'll take Snakes on a plane over cats on a plane any day of the week! 

I left my local, lovable airport in the late afternoon, just as dusk was beginning to set.  The weather was clear, for once, and all was going to plan until my crazy cat lady boards the plane.  Now, don't get me wrong!  I don't mind cats, nor do I mind their owners per se.  I do however mind the people seem to think that they can somehow soothe thier pets like some sort of "Cat-Whisperer".  Newsflash!  If your cat/dog doesn't calm down the first forty times you say "It'll be okay baby", it's PROBABLY not going to work the next two hundred and eighty-two times... not that I was counting.

As we mew through the air I can see the pulsing lights of the plane illuminate flurries of snow out in the darkness.  As we draw nearer and nearer to Minneapolis we hear CLUNK.... CLUNK.... CLLLLUUUNNNKKK coming from the bottom of the plane... we all look around, concerned and bewildered.  The pilot voice comes on shortly thereafter: "folks, that sound you're hearing is just ice from the propellers bouncing into the fuselage, nothing to worry about."

Two things: First off, the word "just" doesn't magically make something better.  It really doesn't.  I see it all the time in corporations.  "All you have to do is *just* redifine your entire infrastructure... "

Secondly, Ice... which is solid shards of water is being flung from a propeller spinning fast enough to keep a schoolbus in the air and is hitting the place that is keeping us all from plummeting to our doom.  There are lots of things to 'not worry about'.  Like running out of eggs.  Or forgetting your toothbrush.  I think I draw the line at "keeping me alive and in the air" as something that's allowed to worry me.  No offense to the pilot, I'm thinking he was just doing his job placating the masses... but still... "don't worry" is not the answer I would accept in that situation.

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You're not dead, ergo you had by AJ_Impy at Wed, 11/04/2009 - 20:48
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You're not dead, ergo you had nothing to worry about. So why worry? :)

or is he? due to lack of by ShardFenix at Thu, 11/05/2009 - 09:10
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or is he? due to lack of research we honestly cant say whether or not zombies would retain typing skills and a sense of humor...and if im right it could definitely help the community team win if instead of playing hammy just eats the brains of his competitors...