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Monday, April 1, 2013

Happy April Fools Day

There are raisins in your toothpaste
Duct tape across your door
Plastic covering over the toilet
And dog poo is on your floor

Iodine in your coffee
Spit in your crew meal
Ladies undies in your flight bag
So tell me what's the deal?

Rocks in your suitcase
Your pants were sewn at the legs
Naked pictures in the cockpit
Your friends are full of gags. 

Someone bid you off your plane
Your base has just been closed
You're now a first officer
No way to oppose. 
The day is long with many laughs
You've had your bit of fun
But when said and over with
You had better run.


You think I'm joking? Each of these transactions have actually occurred at one time or another. And more often than once.

Beware: Side-effects may include retaliation.

Enjoy the Journey!
XOX Karlene 


  1. Somehow I'm not surprised. Oh, those pilots!! :-)

    1. Oh... wait. Did I forget to tell you that this stuff happened without the April Fools part of the equation? :)

  2. It is the season and pilots will be pilots. All in great fun, with no children or small animals harmed in the process. Little boys (and little girls) are supposed to have fun. And, once the door is locked and the engines start, it should be just like my operating room: Sterile. Let's re-do those checks lists if necessary.
    A fun list, Karlene. Some details from your own experience would be great fun... Thanks and Happy April Fool's Day. -C.

    1. Oh... one day those exploits will find their way to the page. Until then... Thank you for your comment!!

  3. OMG, I can't believe some of those! Did you write the poem? Perfect, lol!

    Bidding someone off the plane or back to the right seat--now that's downright VINDICTIVE AND CRUEL! :-)

    1. Yes... I wrote that poem in a moment of inspiration.

      And the bidding off the plane? Well... it sucks to leave your computer open! :)
      Yes... cruel!!


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