Two blind pilots board the plane wearing dark glasses. One is using
a guide dog
and the other is tapping his way along the aisle with a cane.
Nervous laughter
spreads through the cabin, but the men enter the cockpit, the door
closes and
the engines start up.

The passengers begin glancing nervously around, searching for some
sign that
this is just a little practical joke. No one is forthcoming.

The plane moves faster and faster down the runway and the people
sitting in
the window seats realize they’re headed straight for the water at
the edge of
the airport. As it begins to look as though the plane will plough
into the
the water, panicked screams fill the cabin.

At that moment, the plane lifts smoothly into the air. The
passengers relax and
laugh a little sheepishly and soon all retreat into their magazines,
secure in
the knowledge that the plane is in good

In the cockpit, one of the blind pilots turns to the other and
says, “Ya know,
Bob, one of these days, they’re gonna scream too late and we’re all
gonna die.”