Say you're at the Air Show in Dayton, Ohio yesterday. Here's your schedule:
11:00 - US Air Force C-17 Demonstration
11:30 - F-104 Starfighters Demonstration Team
12:00 - Northwest Airlines jet with 182 passengers makes an emergency single-engine landing
12:30 - Hercules Parachute Team Demonstration
Wait. Go back one. What?
On an international "red-eye" flight, a water leak developed in the galley and eventually soaked the carpet throughout the cabin of the 747 jet.
A very sleepy passenger who had become mildly aware of the dampness drowsily asked the flight attendant, "Has it been raining?"
Thinking fast, the attendant replied, "Yes, but we put the top up."
With a sigh of relief, the passenger went back to sleep.
[Clean Humor Digest]
WORD for YOUR WEEK: The Latin word "melior" meant "better." From there it is a short step to the word still used today, "ameliorate" which generally means "to make better." As in, "Susan's condition was ameliorated by the warm surroundings of her own room at home and the loving care of her family."
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