Tuesday, March 30, 2010

You mean you haven't even TRIED to crash?

I went to a cub scout pack meeting tonight (Thanks to my responsibilities in Primary I have been immersed in the world of 8-10 year old boys. They are a charming pack of lunatics in neckerchiefs and I love them.) A pilot was the guest speaker and here is a sampling of the questions the boys asked:

"Have you ever had an emergency landing?"
"If your engine overheats will your plane explode?"
"If you go too fast will your plane explode?"
"Have you ever had really bad turbulence or been struck by lightening?"
"Has your landing gear ever failed?"
"Have you ever crashed?"

The poor guy had to answer no to all of these question. They were mildly impressed when he said that the plane would start breaking apart if it went too fast but he lost points when they all realized he hadn't actually attempted it. What's the point of doing something with so much potential for grave bodily harm if you're not really going to go for it?

5 comments:

Rach said...

Hilarious. I love that you get to go to Cub Scouts.

Taylor Family said...

It cracked me up when one of the boys asked, "Have you ever crashed and lived?" They are hilarious:)

Stephanie said...

Gotta love those stinky boys. And they really do stink.

The Katzbox said...

Oh for the love of Pete...wouldn't you just love it if one day, the pilot would say, "Yes. Yes I did crash. And no, no I didn't survive. I've returned from the dead"...while keeping a perfectly straight face the entire time...oh please oh please oh please let me be there for that....

Angela Noelle said...

I taught at an all-boys private school for a year, and every anecdotal morning warm-up I could muster would end with a question just like those.

"I got a dog, people! I named in 'Indiana Jones'; 'Indy' for short."
"Can he fight?"