Nope. Still not convinced.

I don’t know how I “landed” there (a little aviation humor), but I was at this morning.

*pause for effect*


Not that I wanted to ask men anything, mind. I was interested in the article. (Isn’t that what most men say?)

Anyway, I saw this. I won’t link to them, but I’ll acknowledge that I am reproducing their article in part, and credit Ross Bonander for writing the boldface items. Here are the main points:

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Plane Crashes

  1. Surviving a plane crash is good for you. Apparently, people who survive a crash are emotionally and psychologically healthier for the experience. Something about having had some control over a dire situation.
  2. The first 90 seconds after a crash is known as “golden time.” In other words: don’t panic. Don’t try to save your iPhone from your carry-on. Don’t worry about modesty – rip off any clothing that’s on fire.
  3. Planes routinely crash because they’ve run out of fuel. That is pretty much unbe-freaking-lievable.
  4. Survival rates improve when the pilot ditches. Comforting thought.
  5. There is a .00001% chance your plane will crash. That means that next time you fly, you have a 99.9999815% chance of surviving it.

If only that were enough……

Fink, all ate up with the phobia

9 thoughts on “Nope. Still not convinced.

  1. Mavis,eh? It’s a joke site, right? Dear Gad. Let’s “ask men” why our country is in the state it’s in. Planes routinely crash because they run out of fuel? Did the “men” forget to put enough in it? Yeah, that’s why I routinely ask my husband to put gas in my car. Ain’t happenin’. :o)

    Mad Mave

  2. Rat Fink Post author

    Whoa, Mave! You’re on a “mad men” rant this morning! Put on yer flame-proof suit!

    (Now of course you know, someone’s going to do some research on how many plane crashes were piloted by women….)

  3. Ladybeams

    This is great. I’m already afraid of flying and then come to find out crashes are usually because some idiot didn’t get gas? LOL. Terrific. At least now I know what question to ask when I get on board.

  4. P.K. Pudlin

    You go, Mave.
    I like you already. How is it that a creature with an inherited damaged, incomplete chromosome is in charge of so much?

    One of my esteemed piano professors and accompanist (a man, by the way) said to me, “Men are beasts of burden, and that’s about all they’re good for.”


  5. Rat Fink Post author

    @Ladybeams – I know, right? It seems like a silly thing to ask, but if I were to fly (which isn’t bloody likely anytime soon), I’d be asking to talk to the pilot first thing. “Umm…do we need to stop for gas first?”




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