“LLLAAATIES & GENTLEmen, this is your captain speaking.
There is a teency weency storm that is abrewing around us – ‘tis but a trifling, little thing - so I ask that you please remain calm.”
The curious passengers crowded to look out their windows.
Ominous clouds brigaded the skies with enormously vibrant, sharpened zigzag knives, cutting through the air with thunderous taps against the windows.
The travelers went into a frenzy as one-by-one, each fell victim to the terror of the roaring victory cries.
As a crazed, indecisive pendulum shouts order of formation – back forth, back forth – the travelers scurried into the aisle, bumping into one another like panicked ants dodging magnified beams of light.
Suddenly the chaos had ceased.
In the very front of the aisle stood two of the most spellbinding flight attendants that had ever been seen. They brought peace amongst the fury inside the cabin without uttering a word.
“LLLLAATIES & GENTLEmen, this is your captain speaking.
I apologize for the brief disruption; however,
we have a show for you his evening.
A lovely show it is indeed.
Please hand over your tickets, for at the end of the show there will be a special prize awaiting the lucky winner who is reunited with this item of admission.
Oh, and might I suggest, everyone quick look over to your right; there is a canyon to be seen. It’s a large one, in fact.
Ain’t it GRAND???
So fasten those seatbelts, and enjoy your ride.
The passengers began to do as they were instructed. Along with the refreshments of soda pops and pretzels bites, the angelic flight attendants placed out black velvet hats and black sticks with white tips, centering them on the empty laps of those preparing for the delightful evening event. When all of the hats had been properly placed, the attendants returned to their stations.
“LLLAATIES & GENTLEmen, this is your captain speaking.
Please take note of the hats that rest upon your laps.
Seek and you shall find that your tickets have been placed inside.
For if they are not, you will be deprived of your surprise.
The puzzled passengers obeyed, and perching their heads forth, they looked down into the blackened velvet hats… A wave of surprise quickly spread throughout the cabin, for every person was the winner!
“LLLAATIES & GENTLEmen this is your captain speaking. Please tap your hats.
After doing so your prize will appear inside.” The excited passengers reached for their blackened sticks with the white tips and gently tapped the brims.
A thundering crash accompanied a blinding slash. For a brief moment I could no longer hear nor see anything. I patiently waited to regain my senses. I slowly started to hear an orchestrated, harmonic beat hitting the ceiling. The white light that momentarily blinded me started to dissipate like an early morning fog.
What was the image that slowly appeared before my curious eyes? A crimson ceiling it was. It had everything a ******* painting deserved. I was ecstatic. I had completed a true masterpiece! My personal contribution to our youth.
As I sat in the last row admiring my work of art, a lonely tear trickled down my face. My lovely acquaintance wiped away my tear and smiled at me. “BRAVO! – BRAVO! It is simply exquisite!”
The heads were placed in the allotted location as requested.
I sat there with the deepest satisfaction twisting the upward curve of my mustache. I felt the gentle touch of my delightful assistant slowly running her fingers through my hair. The other softly placed her hand upon my shoulder and asked, “What next?” I humbly replied, “We’re going to donate them to the toy store. There they will be placed in wonderfully colored boxes that will play lovely music when the handles are cranked in a circular motion until the heads pop out!”
The flight attendant looked at me with great wonder, “Captain, you’re truly a remarkable man.”
Thank you for reading. Ta- Ta!