The Blind Pilots
on a small plane are waiting for the flight to leave. They're
a little impatient, but the airport staff assures them the pilots will
be there soon, and the flight can take off.
The entrance opens, and two men dressed in pilots' uniforms walk up the
aisle. Both are wearing dark glasses, but one is using a guide
dog, and the other is tapping his way along the aisle with a cane.
Nervous laughter spreads through the cabin, but the men enter the
cockpit, the door closes, and the engines start up.
The passengers begin glancing around nervously, searching for some sign
that this is just a little practical joke. None is forthcoming.
The plane moves faster and faster down the runway, and the people
sitting in the window seats realize they're headed straight for the
water at the edge of the airport territory. As it begins to look
though the plane will plow into the water, panicked screams fill the
At that moment, the plane lifts smoothly into the air. The
relax and laugh a little sheepishly, and soon all retreat into their
magazines, secure in the knowledge that the plane is in good hands.
In the cockpit, one blind pilot turns to the other and says, "You know,
Bob, one of these days, they're gonna scream too late and we're all
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