Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Bring out yer dead…

Sometimes the connection between two weird news stories on the same day is just too delicious to ignore. Today’s stories come from Liverpool and Vancouver.

In one case, two women tried to carry a dead person on board, and in the other a dead (asleep) person was left on board.

In a scene reminiscent of Weekend at Bernie’s, a women and her step-daughter tried to bring the woman’s deceased husband on board a flight from Liverpool to Berlin. Insisting he was “just asleep”, his widow said “He was pale but he wasn't dead”. (Just pining for Germany no doubt.) Both women have been arrested.

Meanwhile back in Vancouver, a British law professor (and very sound sleeper) managed to sleep through an Air Canada landing at Vancouver International, taxiing to the terminal, deplaning, and towing the plane into the hangar where a maintenance person discovered him and woke him up some 1 1/2 hours later. So far no word on a lawsuit, but he’s not very happy with the airline.

So the lesson here is if you want to take a dead person on board a flight with you, pick Air Canada. You can be sure they won’t notice anything amiss.


Jemma said...

I gotta' say, I found the sleeping Brit story hilarious. The dude didn't wake up, even with landing, people getting off, noise, vacuuming, etc. And now he - a 31 yo twit - is blaming the air line - typical arrogant Brit male! Believe me, I know a couple of hundred of them. The very worst thing for him will be that everyone will be laughing at him & they simply cannot BEAR to be publically embarrassed.

Canajun said...

Jemma - Yeah, I expect there will be few comments back at the pub!