The Moo Cow
It's always somebody....
As the passengers lined up to go down the jet bridge to the Tampa-bound plane, one man decided to verbalize what everyone was thinking.
At first, people chuckled at the sound, thinking it was merely an oddity, something they could ignore.
“Mooooo!” said the man in a white button up shirt and suit jacket.
“Raymond, behave yourself in public,” said the lady walking close to Raymond, probably his wife.
“Mooooo!” said Raymond a third time. “Bunch of cattle is what we are, going to the slaughter.”
Several passengers turned around and now were annoyed with his comment. They were no longer laughing with this man.
About every three minutes as the passengers inched onto the aircraft, Raymond let out an even longer Moooo! sound. That’s it, no commentary.
It was apparent that Mrs. Raymond was thoroughly embarrassed by her husband and no longer could control him.
“Mooo!” he said one more time before a large man in front of him spoke up.
“Listen, pal. Some of us are taking offense at your cattle calls. Lay off, okay, buddy. We’re all in this together. We get it. You don’t like being treated like cattle. None of us do.”
Raymond didn’t say another thing up even he walked into the aircraft. He and his wife went left and the rest of the passengers turned into the cabin area, past the First Class and on to Economy.
Before the flight safety briefing takeoff, the PA system interrupted the elevator music being piped into the cabin.
“May I have your attention please. My name is Raymond Brandeis and I am the CEO of Venture Airlines. First of all, we thank you for choosing us to get to your destination. Also, thank you for putting up with my bovine nonsense this afternoon while boarding. Think of it as an Undercover Boss episode. You’ll be happy to know that from what I saw and experienced, our executives at Venture will be looking at the entire boarding process and making changes that will benefit you while maintaining our security posture. Thank you for your patience. And have a great flight. We’ll see you in Phoenix after we land.”
Brandeis waited a few seconds and came on again.
“Just joking, folks, just joking. Didn’t mean to alarm you. See you in Tampa – repeat, see you in Tampa Florida –when we land.”