In recent times, I have had a few "Why do people do that?" experiences, the most recent being yesterday.
As the Philippines Airline Airbus 330 that was carrying me and a bunch of other people to Cebu Island touched down on the tarmac yesterday, this bunch of other people clapped and hollered in joy. For a full 5 minutes, until we had taxied into the berth and come to a complete stop.
The question "Why do people do that?" ran through my freshly unrelaxed mind and forced me to come up with a number of equally disturbing answers that simply posed more questions of the rhetorical kind such as:
1. Does this particular plane have some sort of mechanical problem or any kind of problem that would interfere with its ability to fly and stay in the sky that I should have been made aware of before choosing to board 60 minutes earlier?
2. Does the pilot have some sort of condition such as narcolepsy, epilepsy, alcoholism, substance abuse or the like, or had he and the Co-pilot pulled an all nighter with a Filipina new-half in some Metro Manila bars that I should have been made aware of before choosing to board the plane 60 minutes earlier, causing those in the know in the seats surrounding me to believe a miracle has actually been performed seeing that we made the distance without any hitches?
3. Are the people around me just dickheads?
I am assuming for the sake of my sanity during the upcoming flight back to Manila in the next hour, that it is number 3.
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