Monday, October 5, 2009

"I FALL TO PIECES" ... AT 30,000 FEET!


Ever since 1976, when United Airlines paid a $500,000 licensing fee to George Gershwin's estate, they've been treating passengers to "Rhapsody in Blue" morning, noon and night. They play it when you board every flight; They feature it in every commercial; and they pipe it into airport lounges from L.A. to Tokyo. But, as anyone on United Flight #943 to L.A. today would agree, it's high time United changed its tune. I suggest they consider something more appropriate ... like Patsy Cline's torch song "I Fall to Pieces." Not only was the armrest in my seat (21H) falling apart -- leaving a mass of exposed wires dangling in the aisle -- but shortly before take-off a magazine rack fell off the wall and hit the passenger sitting next to me (pictured below, unconscious).


6 comments:

Lynne said...

You are so bad. LOL. Poor guy, unbeknownst to him he is now Blog Stationary.

I fell asleep once on a plane, but if you have ever flown into Regan National AP, you won't want to be asleep. I woke up with the plane at an angle and seeing water out the window. What a way to wake up! Whoa! LOL.

emikk said...

I think the theme from Skylab would be better.

Dawn said...

LOL I hope you send them an emaiL!!!

be well

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Better to have things falling on the inside of the plane than on the outside :o)

garnett109 said...

now that's funny

Beth said...

I think the guy has a case...but then I see lots of cases like that on the flights I take!