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Nov 21, 2010

இ ALWAYS ASK, NEVER ASSUME!!!

His request approved, the XYZ News photographer quickly used a cell phone to call the local airport to charter a flight.

He was told a twin-engine plane would be waiting for him at the airport.

Arriving at the airfield, he spotted a plane warming up outside a hanger.

He jumped in with his bag, slammed the door shut, and shouted, 'Let's go'.

The pilot taxied out, swung the plane into the wind and took off.

Once in the air, the photographer instructed the pilot, 'Fly over the valley and make low passes so I can take pictures of the fires on the hillsides.'

'Why?' asked the pilot.

'Because I'm a photographer for XYZ' , he responded, 'and I need to get some close up shots.'

The pilot was strangely silent for a moment, finally he stammered, 'So, what you're telling me, is . . . You're NOT my flight instructor?'

Moral of the story: Always Ask do not make yourself an ASS out of U & ME..

Thanks to Robert Yang for this 'deadly' reminder.
EM Banana parachute

55 Bunchesஇ:

Shingo T said...

Haha, he's so dead. =p

[SK] said...

haha, but under normal circumstances you will assume you're being brought into the correct scene right?? but guess it's still not very late for the photographer and the apprentice pilot??

[SK] said...

so what lesson does this post give?? next time ask for the name of your friend, even a friend you know so well, so that you don't recognise the wrong person who has exactly the same face, hahahahaha~~

suituapui said...

Moral of the story: Never take things for granted - pays to be sure.

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

OMG. Not mid-life but mid -air crisis!!

wenn said...

ya, always reconfirm..don't assume..

Ghosty Nana said...

how they going to land now?

Lily Riani said...

hahaahaaaaa....i'll faint

Merryn said...

OMG!!!!! Horror!

Ish this SK! That means each time I see my husband oso I have to ask him his name! :O

HappySurfer said...

Oh gosh! That parachute will surely come in handy. Love that jumping Bananaz.. LOL!

Kelvin said...

Lol, i will punch the photographer and take the parachute XD

MKL said...

Very insightful, haha. Next time I better ask the pilot about who he thinks I am.

khengsiong said...

haha...

Ai Shiang said...

hahaha! I used that ASS U & Me before when someone kept on assuming something that was not. I sure hope I wasn't sarcastic but sometime you just need to be straight with people who don't ask questions.

eugene said...

I really really like this piece of story or joke for that matter, but for so many times in my life, i have been in the same situation before as well....

yup, to ask to be sure, to assume to be a fool...........

HappySurfer said...

Latching on to what Eugene said in the last bit, I remember this quote that goes something like, "Better to be a fool for a minute than be a fool forever" which makes sense.

Btw, I just responded to your earlier comment on this Chinese Traditions, Cultures and Beliefs blog post. Oops!

Ever Green Tree said...

Liked the Moral of the story. Thx for sharing. Interesting read.

Twilight said...

LMAO! This reminded me for one foolish incident during high school. I kept praising a gal that her father was a wealthy doctor and she asked how I knew it. I proudly replied that I was his patient once.


She burst out laughing - " I didn't know you have 4 legs!"

Mei Teng said...

Assumptions are very dangerous! :)

Small Kucing said...

wakakaka...i got into a few embrassing moment due to assuming too much also :p

Btw, I have moved to www.smallkucing.com
Thank you very much for following me in my old blog. Hope to see you in my new blog too. Have added you in the blogroll

have a nice day :D

Pete said...

Aik, banana photo become lotus liao!...apa sudah jadi? ha ha ha

Alice Law said...

LOL, I wonder how was their ending!^-^

Thanks for sharing, have a nice day!

foongpc said...

Haha!! They are both finished! : D

Life Ramblings said...

are they gone for good?

Life Ramblings said...

have a wonderful week.

Bananazஇ said...

Shingo T இ not yet can do landing by remote haha.

[SK] இ maybe in Arab countries where the ladies cover their faces hehe

suituapui இ said it right never take things for granted

Bananazஇ said...

Keats The Sunshine Girl இ such a great term you used 'mid-air crisis' haha

wenn இ so assumption could kill

Ghosty Nana இ gotta use remote control I guess..haha

Bananazஇ said...

Lily Riani இ don't faint now they desperately need you to tell em how to land and what to do.

Merryn இ Hopefully by asking so that you won't be sleeping with a stranger haha

HappySurfer இ what if there is only one parachute in the plane? haha

Bananazஇ said...

Lily Riani இ don't faint now they desperately need you to tell em how to land and what to do.

Merryn இ Hopefully by asking so that you won't be sleeping with a stranger haha

HappySurfer இ what if there is only one parachute in the plane? haha

Bananazஇ said...

Kelvin இ for survival have to punch for a parachute haha.

MKL இ at the least the photographer should have re-confirmed with the pilot about his booking

khengsiong இ wanted to 'twist' the story about flying over Mt Bromo for a close up shot of you and the volcano haha..

Bananazஇ said...

Ai Shiang இ so you have used ASS U Me before subtly huh haha.

eugene இ It happens to us all the time. Was in a client's house one day and the wife poured a glass of soy bean and placed it in the center of table between husband and me without a word. Wonder is it for me or her hub, should I ask 'is this for me? (so weird)' or just assume its for me and drink it or to play safe leave it alone or until he says so..*haiz*

HappySurfer இ Luv this phrase "Better to be a fool for a minute than be a fool forever". OK shall pop by your other blog tQ.

Bananazஇ said...

Ever Green Tree இ tQ Namaste

Twilight இ oh dear oops very *malu-ing* for not speaking the truth..tell her while in twilight you might have four legs haha

Mei Teng இ Right! Aassumption could be dangerous. For me while taking a train during CNY season or college break will always have the habit of asking for the right train to my destination even though I may be at the right platform.

Bananazஇ said...

small kucing இ agree things can turned ugly and quite embarrassing. Oh have 'followed' you on your new blog, congratz for upgrading. tQ

Pete இ tak ada apa jadi, juz go for a change Bananaz love lotus..haha

Alice Law இ sorry the story ends here and pray both could work it out how to land via remote..haha

Bananazஇ said...

foongpc இ think this may not have happen merely some joke or something. Think the control tower could guide him to land if this is real. So both got hope.

Life Ramblings இ pray they are in safe hands of the control tower via remote landing haha..

MODERN ROBINSON CRUSOE said...

Haiya bananaz - all people almost like that one!

Bengbeng said...

hahaha but it would b dangerous if there is no pilot

Bananazஇ said...

MRC இ yeah lots of people follow the easy way ie lazy or could not be bothered to ask..

Bengbeng இ pray hard for a safe landing..hehe

Autumn Belle said...

May God bless them and save their lives!

The first thing I learnt in my working life was from my former lady boss MD who always used to tell all her staff, "Do not assume and presume". We need to think this phrase over and over again before we report to her. Otherwise, we will be blasted when being questioned by her! Her wise words had stuck on in my mind and taught me well until today.

Bananazஇ said...

Autumn Belle இ most successful bosses always like to hear facts cannot tolerate words like 'maybe, perhaps, I think so, etc'. Good for you to be well trained by your former boss to be alert and always sharp.

domokun said...

hahaa funny.i always assume and end up....==

Bananazஇ said...

domokun இ tQ for dropping by.. always be sure..haha

Cloudia said...

Wonderful!!






Aloha from Waikiki

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cleffairy said...

Hahahahahaha...poor photographer. He's so dead right now, eh...

Bananazஇ said...

Cloudia இ tQ Aloha from Malaisiya..

cleffairy இ pray hard haha..tQ

HappySurfer said...

Psst... I can see youuuuu....

Happy weekend, Bananaz!

willie a.k.a reptoz said...

HeLLo BananaZ,

Thanks for dropping by my blog. Well this entry is different from the ones before. I remembered always reading about Chinese Characters from you. Hehe.

Anyway, this story is really funny. I laughed my heart out. Can u imagine if the student did what the photographer asked him to do? They might landed in the fire. Hahaha.

The quote "Ask first, don't assume" is very true. It happened to me before when i was young. I took the wrong bus because I assumed it would go to the place i wanted to go. This was way back in Shah Alam.

Now, about your question on touching the cave wall. According to the guide it takes 100 years for the wall to take its natural shape after once have touched the wall, which was soft and milky. So if all the tourists ouch the wall, the milk will be gone and the cave will lost its beauty. Furthermore, we do not know what kind of bacteria live in the cave.

Have a nice day BananaZ.

Bananazஇ said...

HappySurfer இ thought I have a nick called 'hawk eye' and you are equally the same seeingggggggggg me, no one mentioned before so Bananaz dare to assume you are first..haha tQ

willie a.k.a reptoz இ Seen two ladies boarded in my train headed to Penang long time ago and they were sort of at 'unease' watching for signs and directions until finally they ask someone in the train is it going to Johor? ooops..oh oh assuming..

Thanks for explaining the touching of walls would spoil the beauty and to 'scare' people off by saying otherwise haha. tQ

bluedreamer27 said...

yup yup.... You ask not because you do not know everything but you just want to make sure...
i think same thing goes with the saying... never count the chicks while the hen is not yet laying any eggs right?

Tina said...

oh dear. hope his camera has impact protection haha!

Netster said...

LOL

Good one :)

Bananazஇ said...

bluedreamer27 இ to be certain is always the recommended move..tQ

Tina இ wonder they have a small parachute for camera hehe. tQ

Netster இ tQ bro. cheers!

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CH Voon said...

This is a good joke!
Sometimes, I like to assume somethings… normally, I assume correctly.
But, I make a mistake to assume that you are woman instead of man.
What a poor ChVoon.

Bananazஇ said...

Tekkaus இ Considered done!

CH Voon இ You mistake comes with a bonus..PappaRich ABC still right here waiting..haha

CH Voon said...

hahahaha... u want to wait manglish come back first?

 
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