AIRLINE FOODOctober 25, 2015 at 2:26 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
Airborne approximately thirty minutes on an outbound evening Aer Lingus flight from Dublin, the lead flight attendant for the cabin crew in her lovely Irish brogue nervously made the following painful announcement..:
“Ladies and gentlemen, I’m so very sorry but it appears that there has been a terrible mix-up — one minute prior to take-off by our airport catering service…I don’t know how this has happened but we have 103 passengers on board and, unfortunately, only 40 dinner meals…I truly apologize for this mistake and inconvenience.”
When passengers’ muttering had died down, she continued: “Anyone who is kind enough to give up their meal so that someone else can eat will receive free, unlimited drinks for the duration of our 5 hour flight.”
Her next announcement came four hours ? later… “If anyone would like to change their minds, we still have 40 dinners available.”
GOD BLESSES THE IRISH!
Odd news from around the world
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Cat fights, bitching, backstabbing and bribery: Secrets of the battle to be Brazil’s Miss BumBum: “Bitching, backstabbing, claims of dirty tricks and bribery, voodoo magic, and even the police being called after threats to gouge out eyes. In the fight to be named best bottom in Brazil, nothing, it seems, is off limits. Welcome to the bizarre behind-the-scenes world of Miss BumBum, one of the strangest, yet most fiercely-fought beauty pageants in the world. For most on the outside, the annual competition, now in its fifth year, seems like nothing more than a bit of tongue-in-cheek, titillating fun. But in a nation obsessed with the female backside, officially having the sexiest is akin to royalty – and the battle to claim the crown can get very serious, and very dirty. This year, some women even allegedly offered live stripteases in exchange for votes, while one hopeful strutted semi-naked through a shanty town controlled by gun-wielding gangsters in an attempt to garner support.”
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Terrifying cucumbers: “Cat keepers are sharing the hilarious clips of their tabbys leaping out their skins after it came to light earlier this year that most just cannot stand cucumbers. The growing web trend sees owners sneak up behind their pets – most often while they’re eating – laying the long, green veg behind them and waiting, camera in hand, to record their terror. YouTube user Alex N is the latest person to jump on the bandwagon, filming her black cat as it tucked into some water. In the video, the tabby can be seen minding its own business, nestling down for a drink from a metallic bowl on a kitchen floor. In this latest video, the tabby can be seen minding its own business, nestling down for a drink from a metallic bowl on a kitchen floor. Clips shared on YouTube show cats leaping as high as five feet in their desperate attempts to escape the dreaded cucumbers.”
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