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December 23, 2011

Daddy is a Pilot

I overheard this story while driving my bus:

A flight attendant was talking to another passenger, speaking of her son.

"My boy is seven but doesn't seem to understand just how important my job is. His father is an airline pilot, and I am a flight attendant. In the past, when we have flown as a family, I have always been off duty while his father is flying the plane. So, my son saw his dad as working, while I'm simply a passenger.

"As Christmas approached, my husband and I were discussing who would take vacation time while the other worked. My son interjected, 'Daddy has an important job! He flies the airplane! You just have fun with the people on the pane while daddy is working! Daddy can't take a vacation.'"

If this young lad only knew what his mom tolerated during flights, I'm sure he'd have a different opinion of his mom's job.

Oh, to be young again...

December 21, 2011

Big Bus

My new job is driving a shuttle bus at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. This job has placed me in a position to witness wonderful, humorous observations!

Here is one I witnessed today.

A young boy boarded my bus with his mom and dad, having just arrived on a flight from visiting his grandparents. His mom was talking to him about the wonderful trip they had: The nice visit with mom-mom and pop-pop; the airplane ride; the nice Christmas gift he received, etc, etc.

Well, the child, being a child, was only interested in the moment. He was terribly excited by riding on a bus. My bus!

"Mom," he said. "When I get bigger, I want to drive a bus just like this one!"

Sorry, mom. I'm sure your son enjoyed his vacation with your parents. But nothing beats a big bus for a small child...

December 9, 2011

Clean Ride

A fellow co-worker told this story:

He had just started dating a girl and didn't know anything about her family. Too bad for him. Had he know more about the girls' father..., well, keep reading.

Determined to make a good impression he decided to do something special for the girl. He asked to borrow her car. When asked why, he smiled and said, "I've got a surprise for you."

He immediately drove the car to his place, just a few miles away. He pulled out a garden hose, bucket, car soap, sponge, shammy cloth, and hand-washed the car. When the car was clean and dry, he was exhausted.

After changing clothes he returned the car. Upon arriving, he asked the girl to come outside. She complied.

"Surprise!" he shouted. The girl was speechless.

"Did you clean this car yourself?" she asked.

"Sure did. And dried it with a shammy too!"

"Well, that was a nice gesture, but there is something you need to know. My dad owns the automatic car-wash down the street. I get my car washed for free."

Now, the guy was speechless...