Our Continental flight was cancelled when the flight attendant didn’t show up and the airline couldn’t find another in the Newark area. “Why do we need a flight attendant on a plan this small?” a fellow passenger asked.  “To read us our rights,” I replied. "We don't have any rights." "Well, somebody has to tell us that." "We have the right to remain silent, don't we?" "Yeah, but it'll cost you."

… On a later flight, I was sitting next to a very large guy. When the flight attendant said, “Your seat cushion can be used as a flotation device.” I looked at him and said, “Lots o’ luck.” Then I yelled out, “Since there’s no snack I hope it can be used as food too.” … The airline has altered its message for departing passengers to “We’d like you to think you have a choice in airline travel. But, well, too bad.” … I think the airlines are taking their cost-cutting measures too far. The oxygen masks on our flight require a credit card to operate. ... A new restaurant down the street has a very honest name, designed for American tastes. It’s the ‘Salt, Fat and Sugar Emporium”. ... How many obese American kids does it change a light bulb?. One, if there's a remote available.

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Bob Scott

Bob Scott has been informing and entertaining the mid-market financial software community with his email newsletters for 10 years. And he has been covering this market through print publications for 18 years, first as technology editor of Accounting Today and then as the Editor of Accounting Technology from 1997 through 2009. He has covered the traditional tax and accounting profession during the same time and continues to address that as executive editor of the Progressive Accountant.

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