Food Test and Other Announcements
AIRLINE ANNOUNCEMENTS Occasionally, airline attendants make an effort to make the "in-flight safety lecture" and their other announcements a bit more entertaining. Here are some real examples that have been heard or reported:
As the plane landed and was coming to a stop at Washington National, a lone voice came over the loudspeaker: "Whoa, big fella. WHOA!"
From a Southwest Airlines employee...."Welcome aboard Southwest Flight XXX to YYY. To operate your seatbelt, insert the metal tab into the buckle, and pull tight. It works just like every other seatbelt, and if you don't know how to operate one, you probably shouldn't be out in public unsupervised.
In the event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure, margarine cups will descend from the ceiling. Stop screaming, grab the mask, and pull it over your face. If you have a small child traveling with you, secure your mask before assisting with theirs. If you are traveling with more than one small child...pick your favorite.
"Your seat cushions can be used for flotation, and in the event of an emergency water landing, please paddle to shore and take them with our compliments."
"As you exit the plane, make sure to gather all of your belongings. Anything left behind will be distributed evenly among the flight attendants. Please do not leave children or spouses."
"Last one off the plane must clean it."
Part of a flight attendant's arrival announcement: "We'd like to thank you folks for flying with us today. And, the next time you get the insane urge to go blasting through the skies in a pressurized metal tube, we hope you'll think of us here at US Airways."
One day, a diver was enjoying the aquatic world 20 feet below sea level. He noticed a guy at the same depth he was, but he had on no scuba gear at all.
The diver went below another 20 feet, but the guy joined him a few moments later. The diver went below 25 feet, but a minute later, the same guy joined him. This confused the diver, so he took out a waterproof chalk-and-board set, and wrote, "How are you able to stay under this deep without equipment?"
The guy took the board and chalk, erased what the diver had written, and wrote, "I'm drowning, you moron!"
My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people." -Orson Welles
"When compelled to cook, I produce a meal that would make a sword sallower gag." -Russell Baker
"The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for 30 years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found." -Calvin Trillin
FOOD SPOILAGE TEST:
- EGGS: When something starts pecking its way out of the shell, the egg is probably past its prime.
- DAIRY PRODUCTS: Milk is spoiled when it starts to look like yogurt. Yogurt is spoiled when it starts to look like cottage cheese. Cottage cheese is spoiled when it starts to look like regular cheese. Regular cheese is nothing but spoiled milk anyway and can't get any more spoiled than it is already. Cheddar cheese is spoiled when you think it is blue cheese but you realize you've never purchased that kind.
EXPIRATION DATES: This is NOT a marketing ploy to encourage you to throw away perfectly good food so that you'll spend more on groceries. Perhaps you'd benefit by having a calendar in your kitchen.
- MEAT: If opening the refrigerator door causes stray animals from a three- block radius to congregate outside your house, the meat is spoiled.
- BREAD: Sesame seeds and Poppy seeds are the only officially acceptable "spots" that should be seen on the surface of any loaf of bread.
- Fuzzy and hairy looking white or green growth areas are a good indication that your bread has turned into a pharmaceutical laboratory experiment.
- FLOUR: Flour is spoiled when it wiggles. SALT: It never spoils.
- CANNED GOODS: Any canned goods that have become the size or shape of a softball should be disposed of. Carefully.
- CARROTS: A carrot that you can tie a clove hitch in is not fresh.
- RAISINS: Raisins should not be harder than your teeth.
- CHIP DIP: If you can take it out of its container and bounce it on the floor, it has gone bad.
- GENERAL RULE OF THUMB: Most food cannot be kept longer than the average life span of a hamster. Keep a hamster nearby your refrigerator to gauge this.
I should have had this information when I was single, I might have been a different man today.
Your servant in Christ,