Thursday, 13 March 2008

About turn


It's all go, go, go at Combo International Enterprises Inc. And business prospects are looking distinctly positive. We have just managed to secure the exclusive distribution rights in Southern Europe for Letraset; I truly believe that once people discover this product it could prove a sea-change in the way advertisements are produced. However all this work doesn't mean that a little snooze after lunch is ruled out. Oh no. And it was after resurfacing at around 5.30 one afternoon that I saw a large commercial aircraft execute a perfect U-turn above Combo Towers. By the time I had got the camera all that was left was this vapour trail. What happened? Did the pilot suddenly realise that he had left the gas on?

5 comments:

Lord Carrot said...

I think you'll find that was me, checking up on you before I landed at Cannes.

Peter Ashley said...

Did you look at it with your big telescope? What airline was it? What did the air hostess look like? Details, Ron, details.

Justin Savage said...

Ron, when you have time, perhaps you could tell us all about some of the other aircraft that fly over Combo Towers. We see so few here in the UK.

Diplomat said...

Ron - PNR (point of no return). I was once on a very empty flight from Houston to Denver when a passenger walking in the aisle colapsed and died on the floor - the response from the other twenty or thirty passengers was to check their watches to make sure we were more than halfway, obliging the pilot to continue to target rather than turn back.

Diplomat said...

Actually - the need to delay or fudge time of death reminds of a tale .........Very wealthy brewery magnate died unexpectedly on a cruise ship back in the thirties and it became necessary to "persuade" the skipper to delay the entry in his log while frantic wire communications where made from Argentina to Blighty in an effort to shuffle the estate away from nasty death duty liabilities. Needless to say the foreign Master of the Vessel opted to take advantage of both ends of the deal and the ensuing Treasury benefit still holds the record to this day I gather.