Thursday, January 15, 2009
My colleagues were about to pass out birthday cake with "Happy Birthday Johnnie" written on top, as a belated celebration for those of us born in December and January gathered, when someone announced a plane had crash landed in the Hudson River. We watched the scene unfold from a fuzzy TV reception and commiserated about our fears of heavy flight turbulence.
Who is not amazed by the truly heroic abilities of the pilot. But how many of us have systematically ignored airline attendants give exit instructions in the event of a water landing?