Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Things are not always as they appear


A man was flying from Seattle to San Francisco. Unexpectedly, the plane was diverted to Sacramento along the way. The flight attendant explained that there would be a delay, and if the passengers wanted to get off the aircraft the plane would re-board in 50 minutes. Everybody got off the plane except one lady who was blind. The man had noticed her as he walked by and could tell the lady was blind because her seeing eye dog lay quietly underneath the seats in front of her throughout the entire flight. He could also tell she had flown this very flight before because the pilot approached her, and calling her by name, said, "Kathy, we are in Sacramento for almost an hour. Would you like to get off and stretch your legs?" The blind lady replied, "No thanks, but maybe my dog would like to stretch his legs." Picture this: All the people in the gate area came to a complete standstill when they looked up and saw the pilot walk off the plane with a seeing eye dog! The pilot was even wearing sunglasses. People scattered. They not only tried to change planes, but they were trying to change airlines! What would you do?

7 comments:

Winchester whisperer said...

I see that a pilot today was shouting, "God!" and suppose those passengers were shouting the reverse.

jmb said...

What a priceless story Eurodog. I love it.
Yes and the one shouting that he wanted to talk to God was on Air Canada I believe.

Mopsa said...

That is just brilliant. What would I do? Go and ask if I could stroke the dog and ask who it belongs to...

Crystal Jigsaw said...

That's a really difficult dilemma. I support Guide Dogs and admire them tremendously. As I am petrified of flying anyway I would probably just faint.

But in the real world, I might congratulate the pilot and make a few enquiries.

Nice post.
Crystal xx

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Lovely story. I'd stick with a dog-loving pilot, me!

Ellee Seymour said...

Very amusing, I think I would be worried too.

Rebecca Taunton said...

A lovely story that brought a smile to my face. I think if I'd been on the plane I would have been horrified, but then again I already have a fear of flying so it would only intensify it! That said, I'd probably come to the conclusion that it was someone else's dog.