Deep in the Boeing archives, documentary footage exists indicating that perhaps the first engineers at the company did not quite grasp how to put a plane in the air.
Some might argue that they still don’t.
In unrelated news, Miss Esther Whippersnapper of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma won the coveted Miss Flamboyant title during the Rooster Days celebration last weekend. Miss Esther received a perfect score from the judges for her exhilarating dismount during the Greased-Pig stage of the competition. (“I ain’t never seen nothin’ like that,” stated Judge #3, Orville Puckett.)
In the interest of fairness, it should be noted that the Flamboyant runner-up, Miss Agnes Goobersplat of Checotah, Oklahoma, filed a motion that Miss Esther should be disqualified as Miss Esther was not wearing regulation undergarments during the show-stopping dismount. The county judge dismissed the motion.
It should also be noted that Miss Esther is also the county judge.
Perhaps Miss Agnes needs a firmer grasp of how things work in small towns.
Boyd R. Whippersnapper
Broken Arrow Ledger
Previously published in “Crusty Pie” and “Bonnywood Manor”. Revised and extended for this post.
Categories: Past Imperfect