Saturday, January 17, 2009

What would you do if you're on a plane that's about to crash?

I like how this NY Times article starts.
Some passengers screamed, others tucked their heads between their knees, and several prayed over and over, "Lord, forgive me for my sins." But a man named Josh who was sitting in the exit row did exactly what everyone is supposed to but few ever do: He pulled out the safety card and read the instructions on how to open the exit door.

… Then Josh stood up. "Someone tried to pull the door in," another passenger recalled, "and he said, 'No, you've got to throw it out.' He twisted it and threw it out.'"
Here's this guy who must have wondered if he was living his last moments, but instead of being pessimistic he grabs the safety card and starts reading. It's a great image.