Monday, February 01, 2010

Ask - Never Assume


His request approved, the CNN News photographer quickly used a cell phone to call the local airport to charter a flight.

He was told a twin-engine plane would be waiting for him at the airport.

Arriving at the airfield, he spotted a plane warming up outside a hanger.

He jumped in with his bag, slammed the door shut, and shouted, 'Let's go'.

The pilot taxied out, swung the plane into the wind and took off.

Once in the air, the photographer instructed the pilot, 'Fly over the valley and make low passes so I can take pictures of the fires on the hillsides.'

'Why?' asked the pilot.

'Because I'm a photographer for CNN' , he responded, 'and I need to get some close up shots.'

The pilot was strangely silent for a moment, finally he stammered, 'So, what you're telling me, is . . . You're NOT my flight instructor?'

9 comments:

gayle said...

Omg! That's funny and I hope not true!!

Just Another Momma said...

oooops. That would really suck.

Miss Em said...

Hello Coffeypot,

Can you say "pucker factor" on 2 counts.

LOL > LOL Deep Breath LOL > LOL

Miss Em
Austell, Ga.

Coffeypot said...

Gayle, can you imagine?

JAM, big time.

Miss Em, I bet it would take two guys with crowbars to pry either of them from their seats.

Tracie said...

Yikes!

AirmanMom said...

thanks for the Tuesday chuckle!!!
~AM

CI-Roller Dude said...

I don't like to lump a group of folks into a catagory...but every reporter I've ever talked to seemed pretty friggen stupid.
I even had my ass on the front page of the local paper... as we went to clear a house where a few folks had been shot. The reported screwed up that story so bad, I wondered if he and us were even in the same place.

rxBambi said...

Bwahahahaha! that is so funny!

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