Tuesday, December 09, 2008

We Older Folks Will Understand This

A C-130 was lumbering along when a cocky F-16 flashed by.
The jet jockey decided to show off.

 

The fighter jock told the C-130 pilot, 'watch this!' and promptly went into a barrel roll followed by a steep climb. He then finished with a sonic boom as he broke the sound barrier. The F-16 pilot asked the C-130 pilot what he thought of that.
 

The C-130 pilot said, 'That was impressive, but watch this!'

The C-130 droned along for about 5 minutes and then the C-130 pilot came back on and said: 'What did you think of that?'

Puzzled, the F-16 pilot asked, 'What the heck did you do?'

The C-130 pilot chuckled. 'I stood up, stretched my legs, walked to the back, went to the bathroom, then got a cup of coffee and a cinnamon bun.'

When you are young & foolish - speed & flash may seem a good thing!

When you get older & smarter - comfort & dull is not such a bad thing!

We old folks understand this one.
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10 comments:

Brother Dave said...

The F-16 pilot had to have turned green with envy.

Comfort & dull works for me.

Biddie said...

I am not exactly old and I try not to be dull, but I get it.

Cap'n Ergo "XL" Jinglebollocks said...

you know, us old folken used to be able to do the same thing in our Winnabagos and super vans, too...

Trukindog said...

If that F-16 pilot is still around in 20 years he'll understand.

GrizzBabe said...

I SO feel like a C-130.

e.Craig Crawford said...

It's a C-130 life for me.

RWA said...

Ha!!! That is great.

Cooper Green said...

Reminds me of the cruise control stories.

prissynotgirly said...

slow and steady wins the race!!c

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

BB and I were just talking about that--I used to say I wanted to live fast and die young, but now I want to live long and prosper. I wanted to be wild--but now dull's not such a bad thing! Not at all..