The Blind depending on Hearing

One day at the Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International airport, the passengers have been delayed waiting for the pilots to show up for their flight so they can get underway.  The pilot and co-pilot finally appear.  Both appear to be blind as they walk past the passengers; the pilot is using a white cane, the co-pilot has a guide dog.  Both have their eyes covered with sunglasses.  

 The passengers board the aircraft with some anxiety.  The engines start, and as the airplane taxi’s out to the runway the pasengers experince some jerkyness adding he anxiety and uneasiness.  They look at each other and whisper among them begins.

The plane finally begins accelerating rapidly, and the people sitting in the window seats begin to panick.  Some passengers begin praying aloud.  As the plane gets closer and closer to the end of the runway their voices become more hysterical.

With less than twenty feet of runway left, there is a sudden change in the pitch of the shouts as everyone screams.  At that very second, the plane lifts off and is airborne.  

Up in the cockpit, the co-pilot breathes a sigh of relief and says to the pilot: “You know, one of these days the passengers aren’t going to scream, and we won’t know when to take off!”

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