Wednesday, June 3, 2009

what did I do?

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In light of recent events I didn’t want to post it.

As a former airline employee I now see why check-in staff wanted to have a look at who gets to occupy the exit rows.  Capable, physically fit people.

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via Funny Junk

Quite frankly if I had managed to still open an emergency door mid-flight or while/after disaster strikes/struck – I’d be baffled too.

That makes me look forward to my transatlantic flight in July. Normally I am not worried when flying though my former colleagues and I always figured that the thesis “bad things come in threes” is actually true.

If a household appliance breaks down – say your washer, something big will follow soon thereafter. And then something else will break or fail.

Same with airline disasters. One goes down, there will be at least two other (if minor) incidents right after that. Creepy. Do you believe in it?

4 comments:

Brian o vretanos said...

I don't believe in superstitions, but it doesn't mean that I don't get worried about low probability events.

I don't understand how you're supposed to count these threes, though. There has to be a time period within which all three have to happen, otherwise you just wait for three accidents and say "See? they come in threes".

As long as you fly more than that time period after the accident then you'll be okay.

Kat said...

Brian You have a valid point there. It's not scientifically proven =)) but hey if your washing mashine breaks during the same month as your dishwasher and your fridge or there are three plane crashes within a two months time period - that's what I call creepy.

Melisa with one S said...

I'm more curious about your transAtlantic flight. A stopover in Chicago, perhaps, on your way to your final destination? :)

Pocklock said...

I do firmly believe in the Things Happen in Threes thing. Scary is that my friend had two people close to him die this week. I'm TERRIFIED and trying to stay away from danger!