Air Travel – The Ultimate Test of Faith

I’m not a religious person, but I think if the Bible were authored today, in the age of air travel, some of the stories would get a re-write. For example, I think rather than telling Abraham to take his son to the top of the mountain and kill him, God’s test would probably be more along the lines of, “Take your family on an international flight and don’t get testy with anyone. If you can accomplish that I will consider you a true believer.”

phatonycmu was tested recently in just this way and here’s hoping he isn’t a religious man either, because if he is he’s going straight to hell. You see, phatonycmu cursed at a flight attendant – and followed that up with a nice chit-chat with the Mexican police.

It’s easy to say he shouldn’t have cursed at the flight attendant, and many posters do just that. But seriously, it is like some sort of test isn’t it? Not just the flight itself, but the entire process from planning and booking the trip, to packing, to getting to the airport, to checking in – the whole shebang. By the time you are actually on the plane you have suffered more than Job.

This reminds me of a great comedy bit by John Pinette – comically illustrated in this YouTube clip:

You obviously have to read the entire thread for yourself, but here are some of my favorite quotes:


“if your wife wanted to use the first class bathroom she should have gotten a first class ticket, pregnant or not. We’ll have none of you riff-raff in the back stinking up the front loo! We got an image to maintain here!”


“If you are old enough to impregnate someone you are probably too old for the ‘she started it’ defense.”

Sacrifice of Isaac” by Caravaggio [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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