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My laugh for the day - Scraps & Stitches
My laugh for the day
sent to me by a friend.

The German air controllers at Frankfurt Airport are renowned as a
short-tempered lot. They not only expect one to know one's gate parking
location, but how to get there without any assistance from them. So it was
with some amusement that we (a Pan Am 747) listened to the following
exchange between Frankfurt ground control and a British Airways 747, call
sign: Speedbird 206.

Speedbird 206: " Frankfurt , Speedbird 206! Clear of active runway."
Ground: "Speedbird 206. Taxi to gate Alpha One-Seven."
The BA 747 pulled onto the main taxiway and slowed to a stop.
Ground: "Speedbird, do you not know where you are going?"
Speedbird 206: "Stand by, Ground, I'm looking up our gate location now."
Ground (with quite arrogant impatience): "Speedbird 206, have you not been
to Frankfurt before?"
Speedbird 206 (coolly): "Yes, twice in 1944, but it was dark, -- And I
didn't land."
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vamysteryfan From: vamysteryfan Date: March 6th, 2007 01:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
oooh, good answer!
justmej From: justmej Date: March 6th, 2007 03:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah! Just a little dry English humor.
caarianna From: caarianna Date: March 6th, 2007 05:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL. The controllers aren't the only short-tempered lot in Frankfurt. I can attest that the woman who assists mobility impaired people isn't any joy, either, short-tempered and no more inclined to give any explanations. Thanks for this little story -- now when I think of Frankfurt, I'll smile instead of grumble!
justmej From: justmej Date: March 6th, 2007 06:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
I must admit! We do not have fond memories either. I love dry humor like this.
betagoddess From: betagoddess Date: March 6th, 2007 05:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
I LOVE this one! Thanks for the laugh! *g*
justmej From: justmej Date: March 6th, 2007 06:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was glad I had finished my coffee before reading this one.
luicat From: luicat Date: March 6th, 2007 11:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
::cough, splutter::
Ooh, nice one!
Loved this, thank you!
justmej From: justmej Date: March 7th, 2007 08:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah! It has a great punch line.
angelvette67 From: angelvette67 Date: March 7th, 2007 10:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good one :)
patk From: patk Date: April 4th, 2007 02:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

Was there an answer? *g*

justmej From: justmej Date: April 5th, 2007 07:52 am (UTC) (Link)
I have no idea!
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