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Thank You For Flying With...
by Felix LeRoy Perry
Friday, March 18, 2005
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This is in tribute to the airlines who run themselves into debt here in Canada then declare bankruptcy and leave their passengers and employees stranded all around the world to find their own transport home the best way they know how.

Thank you for flying…Ripmeoff Air

Somewhere North of Edmonton the plane landed on the strip
The pilot said sorry your ride is over, this airlines a bankrupt ship
The flight attendants thank you and have a complimentary bag of nuts
We hope you find your way back home watch out for the ox cart ruts
You ladies may find work as dancers to earn your way back home
We hear those cowboy dudes get frisky though so don’t get left alone
What’s that will there be refunds? To the owner’s bank accounts no doubt
They will give us our paycheques stamped NSF what’s that about?
So thanks for flying Ripmeoff Air…the friendly pirates of the sky
By the way flight crews have dibs on the cookies so bye bye now goodbye



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Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Felix,

A mell of a hess...JAYS. And we're worried about terrorists...LOL

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :(
Reviewed by Barbara Terry
I have never flown, and I never will. Airplanes scare me, not because as Sue said, of terrorism, but because of the height the plane flies at. If I am in a car, and it overturns, and I am still alive, I know how to handle that, the same with an intercontinental coach bus, or train, ship. But 30,000 feet in the air, scares the hell out of me. Nicely written Felix, maybe you should send a copy of this to all the discount airlines, and tell them this is a present from their riding public (giggles). May the Lord be with you, and at your side constantly. With much love in my heart, joy tot he world, peace on earth, & (((HUGS))), Barbie

"If I have to...Then I may as well be."
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
What a mess! Well said, Felix. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by Kate Burnside
This is a great "tribute", Felix! Love the line-length and languid style: just like those sickly "apologetic" tannoy voices... I can't think how desperate it is to be caught up in such a situation as you describe... just shows how much we take for granted, jetting round the world... we think something is "only a few hours away", but the truth is, we are covering all manner of terrains, politics and desperate situations as if they don't exist or matter, in reality. How vulnerable we are if we are forced to land in the middle of it... as you so vividly portray here! Quite a short story here - or a novel, even!! Thank you for this. A sobering thought to all of us who travel sardine-class and open-top. Kate xx
Reviewed by Dave Harm
It ain't just airlines... I personally know a person, who "planned" his bankruptcy... two mortgages, ran up all his credit cards, then went belly-up... over $200,000 in personal debt... I thought he spent money before, now with no bills he's totally out of control... it makes me angry because so many people try to be honest and do what's right... and when we are, we end up being screwed...
Reviewed by M. B.
Fortunately, the only things I like to fly are kites.

Mari
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Thanks for the warning Felix!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Felix Perry
Just a footnote my daughter was a flight attendent with one of Canada's leading airlines when it went bankrupt and left her and her flight crew stranded in Newfoundland. Just two weeks ago another airline went bankrupt in mid flight so to speak, so word to wise be weary of discount airline fares.
Reviewed by A PAX
lol
ripmeoff air
sorry, that was so appropriate
I had no idea that type of thing could happen
shows how sheltered I am!

must be a night mare indeed

penned with style and irony.......bravo pax A
Reviewed by Sue Hess
nice rant about a serious subject...i haven't flown since sept 11, not from fear of terrorism but because the damned airlines are falling apart and i don't trust them anymore
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