Monday, April 24, 2017
a bit rich
Last week, to try to learn about the airline hijackings of the 1960s and 70s, I looked up info on Google and found an article titled, "Take This Plane to Cuba." Ever since then, I haven't been able to get the song "Take This Job and Shove It" out of my head.
Take this plane to Cuba
Take this job and shove it
...same rhythm, same number of syllables....
Meanwhile, back to the modern airline problems... ("if we do not have hijackers to worry about, then we must attack our passengers!" - "Why??!" - "We don't know! We don't know anything, and that is why we must attack!!" ...)
This weekend the New York Times ran an article under the rather dubious headline, "How Airline Workers Learn to Deal with You." (It was something about "verbal judo" -- sounded dicey....)