When we step onto an airplane, it’s natural to feel a hint of nervousness. Despite our familiarity with the safety statistics of flying, a sense of unease tends to linger. Occasionally, an event occurs that demands our full attention, causing the entire aircraft to apprehensively anticipate what comes next. In such a moment on this particular flight, a solitary man at the back of the plane spoke up, uttering the perfect words to diffuse the tension.
Shortly after a British Airways flight had reached its cruising altitude, the captain announced: “Ladies and Gentlemen, this is your captain.
Welcome to Flight 293, non-stop from London Heathrow to New York.
The weather ahead is good, so we should have a smooth uneventful flight. So, sit back, relax, and… OH… MY GOD!”
Silence followed… complete silence!
Some moments later, the captain came back on the intercom.
“Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m sorry if I scared you.
While I was talking to you, a flight attendant accidentally spilled coffee in my lap. You should see the front of my trousers!”
From the back of the plane, an Irish passenger yelled…
“For the luvva Jaysus… you should see the back of mine!”