Wednesday, March 21, 2012

WINNING Wars-Is a GOOD Thing-

WWII- the last War we really won- now- we appease  or enter international - UN-declared wars!
and You Know How Much I LOVE Planes ---
and We Need SMILE moments considering  all of the cr_ _ stuff going on!
# 1 :
A Pan Am 727 flight, waiting for start clearance in Munich, overheard the following:
Lufthansa (in German): "Ground, what is our start clearance time?"
Ground (in English): "If you want an answer you must speak in English."
Lufthansa (in English): "I am a German, flying a German airplane, in Germany. Why must I speak English?"
Unknown voice from another plane (in a beautiful British accent): "Because you lost the bloody war!"

# 2 :
The German air controllers at Frankfurt Airport are renowned as a short-tempered lot. They not only expect one to know one's gate parking location, but how to get there without any assistance from them. So it was with some amusement that we (a Pan Am 747) listened to the following exchange between Frankfurt ground control and a British Airways 747, call sign Speedbird 206.

Speedbird 206: "Frankfurt, Speedbird 206 clear of active runway."
Ground: "Speedbird 206. Taxi to gate Alpha One-Seven." The BA 747 pulled onto the main taxiway and slowed to a stop.
Ground: "Speedbird, do you not know where you are going?"
Speedbird 206: "Stand by, Ground, I'm looking up our gate location now."
Ground (with quite arrogant impatience): "Speedbird 206, have you not been to Frankfurt before?"
Speedbird 206 (coolly): "Yes, twice in 1944, but it was dark, and I didn't land."



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6 comments:

Kid said...

THAT is good stuff.

Leticia said...

Nice.

I love the part, "because you lost the bloody war!" hee....

LRosales said...
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TonyFernandez said...

I'd just make the point that it's not so clear cut what we won. After all, we allied with the Soviets who were just as bad in their own right, and they got control of all of Eastern Europe for all of their work. What did we get? We donated a ton of money to Western Europe and a half century of war with the Soviet Union. It seems like the Soviets were the big winners in the war.

Well, at least now both the Soviets and Nazis are gone. Nobody is missing those regimes.

Right Wing Theocrat said...

LOL

Nice ones Carol. Thanks for the laugh.

Ron Russell said...

Those are great Carol. "To the Victor......."!