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Old 10-29-2008, 01:29 PM   #1  
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Unhappy For Sale...An Old Pilot's Uniform

Came across this and thought I'd post it....hitting the nail on the head comes to mind

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For Sale...An Old Pilot's Uniform. Good Story!

AUTHENTIC Delta Air Lines Captain Pilot Uniform

This uniform was worn by a dedicated Delta Pilot for many years. Now retired and robbed of part, or all, of promised pension, uniform is now offered for sale to supplement income.

Suit is worn and empty but filled with memories and honor. Suit has been across many miles and many experiences. Suit was once filled with pride and service getting thousands of passengers to their destination safely. Suit has been through rain, snow, ice, and wind without a single tear or scratch. Suit once controlled multi-million dollar assets, flown throughout the world, with billions of dollars of liability to the company. Suit has never cost company one (1) cent in accident or injury.

Although the suit is worn and has been discarded by the company, it can be yours. Suit is clean but used. Coat may be soiled from hydraulic fluid or grease as plane was inspected. Shirt may be soiled from mad dashes through the airport in a rush to the next plane in an effort to get back on schedule. Tie may have stains from fast food meals that were hurriedly eaten while at the controls. Tie comes with you choice of pins, Air Line Pilots Association, Air Force, or Airplane. Pants may show signs of wear from may hours spent strapped into a seat, hip shows some signs of wear from firearm used to protect you and your passengers from harm. Shoes are shiny but worn. Suit comes with choice of Old Delta or New Delta emblems. Many prefer the Old Delta. Suit is thought by many to have APHRODISIAC qualities, although this cannot be confirmed or denied.

BEWARE putting on this suit can have adverse effects on you life. It can cause you to miss your children's birth. It can cause you to miss holiday reunions, family times, and weekends. You may miss your Daughters prom and your Sons graduation. Your family may think Christmas is not always on December 25th. Your wife will have to learn to be a single parent when you are gone for days. The suit can cause you to miss entire nights of sleep or get up at
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to meet your next schedule. Your neighbors may be jealous of you and think you do not deserve to wear the uniform or be compensated for your work.

Originally suit required a four year college degree and an internship of 5-10 years in the military, and another 10-15 years for the fourth stripe. Suit comes with a promise of a pension if you provide years of dedication and service. THE PROMISE MAY BE AS EMPTY AS THE SUIT. Now it can be had for the highest bid. Good Luck bidding...

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Old 10-29-2008, 02:59 PM   #2  
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Ouch! Last paragraph says it all
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Old 10-29-2008, 04:55 PM   #3  
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An excellent eulogy to a profession that at one time, was worth the effort to be a part of. For those that had the opportunity to taste the good life, it was worth every bit of the work and sacrifice.

Not anymore !

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Old 10-29-2008, 06:48 PM   #4  
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Dang, thats not what i want to hear! As I am going to college to do this kind of stuff...
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Its a tough biz... Its not like it used to be that is for sure... But hold your course... If its what you wanna do then do it... Just dont expect the *Good ole days* to come back.
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Yea, we can just expect worse times to come rolling on, and have to bend over even farther. But its a tough biz.
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Old 10-30-2008, 03:15 PM   #7  
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Its a tough biz... Its not like it used to be that is for sure... But hold your course... If its what you wanna do then do it... Just dont expect the *Good ole days* to come back.
It's worth it.
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wow.......
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It's worth it.
How do you know that's it's worth it? That was my attitude when I was your age...
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How do you know that's it's worth it? That was my attitude when I was your age...
Because i don't want to do anything else for a living. You only live once and might as well do what you love.
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