Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Young, blonde and beautiful

A beautiful young blonde woman boards a plane to LA with a ticket for the coach section. She looks at the seats in coach and then looks ahead to the first class seats. Seeing that the first class seats appear to be much larger and more comfortable, she moves forward to the last empty one.

The flight attendant checks her ticket and tells the woman that her seat is in coach. The blonde replies, "I'm young, blonde and beautiful, and I'm going to sit here all the way to LA." Flustered, the flight attendant goes to the cockpit and informs the captain of the blond problem.

The captain goes back and tells the woman that her assigned seat is in coach. Again, the blonde replies, "I'm young, blonde and beautiful, and I'm going to sit here all the way to LA." The captain doesn't want to cause a commotion, and so returns to the cockpit to discuss the blonde with the co-pilot.

The co-pilot says that he has a blonde girlfriend, and that he can take care of the problem. He then goes back and briefly whispers something into the blonde's ear. She immediately gets up, says, "Thank you so much," hugs the co-pilot, and rushes back to her seat in the coach section.

The pilot and flight attendant, who were watching with rapt attention, together ask the co-pilot what he had said to the woman. He replies, "I just told her that the first class section isn't going to LA."


In case you couldn't tell, that was a joke. This is not a joke: my friend Eddie Hunter has just published the 1500th blog in his Chicken Fat series. Eddie's blogs, about his family tree, hometown of Marietta, Georgia, national politics, his dog, Willow, his visits to the cardiologist, and even what ribs joints in his town are great, are always entertaining. I don't mean to stereotype, but when I read Eddie's stories, I can just "hear" him talking, telling his tales and giving observations in the tradition of great Southern storytelling. Eddie and I met via the Internet--the old Prodigy Classic, DOS-based message boards--in the early 1990s, and he was entertaining me back then, too. Thanks for lots of good reading, Ed. May you have another 1500!

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