Tuesday, September 13, 2011

What Were They Thinking

When I was a kid we used to say "if brains wuz dynamite, some folks wouldn't have enough to blow their nose!"
That old saying popped into my mind today as I read a news article from Sunday. It seems that a couple flying on a commercial flight got busted on 9/11/11 for trying to join the mile high club.
I had to look it up, but that's when folks do hanky-panky in the bathroom of an airplane while
flying – usually over Atlanta.
It seems the feds were a little punchy because of the anniversary of 9/11 and scrambled an F-16 to escort the commercial jet to the nearest airport – probably Atlanta.
I know the hapless couple never dreamed a little mile-high hanky-panky would land them in the pokey. But the first thing that crossed my mind was, what were they thinking?
I can hear the phone conversation with their parents – “Hey mom, dad, can you please come down to central lock up and bale us out of jail please? Yes, Jenny and I were in the bathroom of flight 123, and were were.........um, checking each other for ticks when these federal marshals kicked down the door and dragged us off the plane in handcuffs. No, we were weren't completely naked, we had shoes on.”
I bet it seemed like a great idea to them at the time, but I'm guessing the judge will fail to see the humor in it.
I did want to leave you with a picture I shot this evening with my iPhone of the waning moments of daylight -- Empire at dusk.


  1. Wow, that lil bit o' action cost us taxpayers quite a sum - F-16s aren't cheap. I hope they get billed for it. (Of course they won't...)

  2. I agree, those idiots should have to foot the bill. Some days I think common sense has totally been lost in our society. That is a gorgeous picture.

  3. I've always been mystified by the mile high club. One person can barely fit in an airplane bathroom. How do you get two people in there and how can they actually move enough to bump uglies? Can anyone explain this to me?


  4. "checking each other for ticks"... love it!

    But you're right - what numbskulls. Expensive too; I hope they get a hefty fine.

    Beautiful sunset.

  5. Aeroplane bathrooms are nasty, and not conducive to romance. That's all I'm saying.

    The picture, however, is lovely :-)

  6. Anonymous2:05 AM

    I ma trying to picure the small place with 2 people trying to blow that litlle bit of dynamite.
    Wow your i phone shoots betetr photos than my camera;)

  7. Can't these people wait!?!? LOL!!

    What a story! Take care

  8. Anonymous4:14 AM

    Our expression was "a few bulbs short of a string".

  9. Ha ha, Yes, I also read about that! I can't even begin to imagine to embarrasment of it all. To be honest though, how silly of them, they must have known it was 9/11!


  10. OK....first I don't believe for a nanosecond you had to "look it up". Second, although that is a beautiful picture I thought we were going to see a picture of them being escorted off the plane in there tennis shoes!!!
    I have no idea how there could be room in an airplane bathroom...but I did see two folks in the infield at Talladega go into a port a pottie. Nothing says love like sex in a porta pottie!!!!!

  11. Now that was funny! It reminded me of a story of my Mom and my aged Aunt who went to Europe one Summer. On the way home my Aunt decided she should take a laxative..don't ask me why...and part way through the flight the attendant asked my Mom to go into the bathroom and "help" my Aunt get cleaned up and into clean clothes..thank the Lord it wasn't 9/11 of any year..and frankly I think she deserves to be in the mile high club too.

  12. Oh my goodness - I didn't hear about that - kind of funny! sandie

  13. hahaha I guess they are in quite the mess. Oh those bathrooms are so germy too, they prob deserved to be fined until they turn blue.


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