Friday, January 28, 2011

The Stand-up Stewardess

On my return flight from Atlanta to New Orleans last evening, one of the stewardesses spoke into the intercom.

She commented that she had read in a recent news magazine that passengers were becoming disillusioned with the airlines citing reasons from loss of luggage, flight delays, to flight cancellations.

Therefore, the stewardess wanted to do something that would eliminate passenger anxiety. She wanted to tell a joke but felt she wasn’t good enough, so she was going to ask three riddles.

They were:

(1) What do you call cheese that is not yours? The answer: Nacho Cheese
(2) What do you call a cow with no legs at all? The answer: Ground Beef
(3) How much does it cost for a pirate to get his ears pierced? One Buccaneer

Needless to say, her riddles were not going to get her on the Jay Leno Show but there were chuckles throughout the cabin. I probably laughed the loudest.

Leadership lesson: A little humor can go a long way in easing the slightest bit of tension.

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