Fitty kid

July 8th, 2004  

Topic: Fitty kid

As the crowded airliner is about to take off, the peace is shattered by a five-year-old boy who picks that moment to throw a wild temper tantrum.

No matter what his frustrated, embarrassed mother does to try to calm him down, the boy continues to scream furiously and kick the seats around him.

Suddenly, from the rear of the plane, a man in a Marine uniform is seen slowly walking forward up the aisle. Stopping the flustered mother with an upraised hand, the courtly, soft-spoken Marine leans down and, motioning toward his chest, whispers something into the boy's ear. Instantly, the boy calms down, gently takes his mother's hand, and quietly fastens his seat belt.

All the other passengers burst into spontaneous applause.

As the Marine slowly makes his way back to his seat, one of the cabin attendants touches his sleeve. "Excuse me, sir," she asked quietly, "but could I ask you what magic words you used on that little boy?"

The Marine smiles serenely and gently confides, "I showed him my pilot's wings, service stars, and battle ribbons, and explained that they entitle me to throw one passenger out the plane door, on any flight I choose."
July 8th, 2004  
C/2nd Lt Robot
Smart kid. But Smarter Marine. Something tells me he wasnt kidding.
July 8th, 2004  
good one
July 12th, 2004  
Nice one.
July 15th, 2004  
lil Lt
Oh!!! thats great
October 25th, 2004  
Good one.
October 25th, 2004  
i'm surprised the little boy didn't hide under the seat.
October 26th, 2004  
rotc boy
hes my hero!
October 26th, 2004  
Very good
October 26th, 2004  
i hope there is a marine like that on EVERY one of my flights