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‘It involved a personal level of sharing that may not be appropriate for one of our employees to do while on the job.’

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My nominee for the Understatement of the Month award. American Airlines spokesman Tim Wagner said it, regarding the airline’s investigation of reports that the pilot of American Airlines Flight 34 from Los Angeles to New York last Friday asked Christians to “identify themselves and discuss their faith with non-Christians.”

Yet one more reason why only a fool flies anymore. It’s not enough to have the person next to you hog the armrest, fart, and blab the whole flight even though you pretend you’re having a seizure; now you have the captain encouraging religious passengers to proselytize others in a captive environment, where you can’t peek behind the window shade at the Mormons on your front step and go back to Jerry Springer.

Wonder if this guy has one of those “God is my pilot – I’m only the co-pilot” bumper stickers slapped on the plane’s nose? Probably not. At least, it’s probably not there anymore.

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  • Shark

    First, there was the leg room.
    Then there was the food.
    Now there’s a fundamentalist nut at the controls.

    I’ll be driving, thank you.

    Historical Note:
    The last time an airline pilot mentioned God was in 1999: Gameel El-Batouty took over the controls of EgyptAir Flight 990 and put the plane into a sharp nosedive, calmly repeating “I rely on *Allah” in Arabic.

    217 dead.

    *Once again, you can thank that ubiquitous “FAITH-BASED INITIATIVE.

  • Shark

    re. understatement:–

    One wonders what they’d have said if the American Airlines pilot had crashed his plane into the ground?

    “It involved a personal level of intervention with the biological and metabolic functioning abilities of our customers that may not be appropriate for one of our employees to do while on the job. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the premature cessation of their lives.’

  • http://macaronies.blogspot.com Mac Diva

    Alright, Docent Shark, you knew it was coming. It is time for you to get a blog. A repeat of words spoken to the Diva in January of 2003 that eventually bore fruit.

  • http://www.tekwh0re.net Ms. Tek

    I saw this yesterday and just rolled my eyes. The guy should lose his job.

    Then again, did you know that there are quite a few flight schools that are run by Christans and for Christans?

    I wish I could find that link now… I was reseaching something else when I found those schools.

  • Shark
  • http://www.tekwh0re.net Ms. Tek

    here
    here

    I still can’t find the one with the really good website!