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Cleanup on isle two!

September 29, 2008

Quick quiz: For which one of these occupations is it not really so good to oversleep and come in late?

air-traffic-crop-160.jpga) butcher

b) baker

c) candlestick maker

d) air traffic controller

Yeah, I’d pretty much have to go with the air traffic controller on that one. Two planes heading to a Greek isle had to circle above the Aegean Sea for more than 30 minutes, because an air traffic controller overslept.

I’d have paid good money to see that controller when she woke up, looked at her clock, and heard planes circling over her house. “Uh, no time for breakfast this morning, Ma!”

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An air traffic controller watches his screen near Frankfurt, Germany, in a 2006 file photo. REUTERS/Alex Grimm

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I would love to have wallpaper that looked just like this!

 

Aisle two?

Posted by Shawn | Report as abusive
 

Uhhh, Shawn it’s a joke. The planes were circling an ISLE…

Posted by Celeste | Report as abusive
 

Wait a sec…who was the manager that let their employees leave when there was nobody to replace them? FIRED!!

Posted by Mojoman | Report as abusive
 

Mojoman, I suspect the employees left the night before. Most control towers aren’t manned 24/7.

Given how controllers are overworked these days, though, that might be the only time in the past year she’s had eight hours of sleep.

Posted by Charlene | Report as abusive
 

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