Sunday, April 23, 2017

Why My Learning To Fly Is Like The Third Man

Yes, my flying experience so far is indeed like the famous spy Harry Lime, the Third Man.

How so you ask? Well let me tell you a little known tale about Harry Lime.

What few people knew is that during the war Henry Lime was secretly pulled from a mission where he was deep undercover and taken by a British submarine to the US for a vital eye operation from a famous eye surgeon at Walter Reed Hospital.

After the surgery he had to recover, but the recovery started to take quite a long time, longer than the submarine commander expected.

Indeed the submarine commander surmised, and quite rightly so, that Lime instead of going to the hospital for his checkups was instead enjoying the local nightlife and local women a bit too much.

Finally the commander had had enough, especially upon seeing Lime all bedraggled after a late night bit of carousing and so he ordered:

"I want you gone straight from the Sub Lime, to the Reed oculist!"

Just like the Third Man, my flying sure as heck has gone from the sublime to the ridiculous, and so there you have it.

1 comment:

Murphy's Law said...

Get those groaners out of your system before we get to Atlanta or I might hafta cut you.