Buckle up, I’ll bewitch you shortly…
Blog Guy, I’m coming to you because I know you build airplanes as a sideline. My company just bought a new, state-of-the-art Falcon 900EX.
I know that plane well. Supple leathers seats, glistening veneers, soft, deep pile carpeting. Goes 4,550 nautical miles nonstop. Is there a problem?
It won’t start. We put fuel in it and everything.
And you witch-doctored it real good?
Sigh. You didn’t bring in witch doctors to bless the thing before you tried starting it?
No. How were we supposed to know that?
RTFM! Read the f—ing manual! You’re going to have to scrap it now and buy a new one.
Wait a sec, Blog Guy. That plane you produce, the Basler BT-67. Does THAT have to be witch-doctored?
Seriously? I tell my customers if you don’t witch-doctor the hell out of this sucker before you even start the engine, I don’t know you. I never heard of you, and I don’t want your widow to come sobbing to me! It’s the 21st century, man, ALL airplanes need witch doctors!
Blog Guy, you really enjoyed writing this headline, didn’t you?
Well, it’s not The Hickey Queen of Floozy High? but it was fun just the same….
Bolivian indigenous witch doctors bless a new Falcon 900EX aircraft purchased by the government of Bolivia’s President Evo Morales at El Alto airport, July 2, 2010.
Bolivian indigenous witch doctors and Bolivia’s President Evo Morales (R) participate in a ritual to bless a new Falcon 900EX aircraft.
REUTERS photos by David Mercado