On February 16,2010 , an Air Traffic Controller brought his son to work - and -during the course of the day,permitted him to talk to FIVE (Count 'em : 5 ) of the pilots taking off.
The Controller was still very much in control - and can be heard talking to at least one of the pilots about it being a snow day at school. The pilots seem to be amused , and they play along with the youngster as he clears them for takeoff.
So far,so good - but a Boston media outlet got hold of the audiotape, and decided to make a big deal of it ...so, naturally,the FAA had to follow suit.
Was anyone in danger at any time ? No.
Was anyone remotely inconvenienced at any time ? Nope.
Was there the slightest reason on God's green earth to make a big fuss about this ?
Searching for answers, I decided to interview Ms Rabbit : an excitable creature if there ever was one.
"What do you think ?", I asked.
" I think I'd like some of those nice Cheerios you keep in the cupboard",she answered.
" Gee," I said apologetically. " I haven't been to the store yet."
"I am HORRIFIED !" , snapped Ms Rabbit , ambling away.
Well: There you have it folks.
Ms Rabbit was horrified.
Film at eleven.