Thursday, December 23, 2004

Pass the peanuts, please

A simple question. How is it that Jet Airways in India is able to serve a hot meal to passengers on the sub-20 minute flight between Mumbai and Pune, yet on the 1 hour flight between Burbank and San Jose, Southwest asks its passengers to "take a peanut and pass the bag along?"

I kid you not - last night on this flight, the passenger in 1A was handed a big plastic bag full of airline peanut packets, and told to take one and pass it along. For the next 20 minutes we were all entertained by the sight of customers tossing the bag over their head to the seat behind them. Perhaps this is the airline's attempt to infuse the Christmas Spirit in all of us. Note to Mr Kelleher - it failed.

Thankfully, the true spirit of Christmas does live in some of us. A couple of things that have kept me mildly amused over the last few days:

  1. An Alternative Christmas Carol - from those clever folk over at the BBC
  2. A wonderfully poignant 2004 Football Quiz - from the equally witty folk at the Guardian.


Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

A very illuminating tale. Virtually taught me the meaning of life.


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