Thursday, August 6, 2009

Southerners Can Be Very Polite

Another politically incorrect, yet funny joke received via e-mail:

ATLANTA AIRPORT -
Atlanta Air Traffic Control:
Tower to Saudi Air 511 -- "You are cleared to land eastbound on runway 9R."
Saudi Air: "Thank you Atlanta ATC. Acknowledge cleared to land on infidel's runway 9R - Allah be Praised."
Atlanta ATC: "Tower to Iran Air 711 --You are cleared to land westbound on runway 9R."
Iran Air: "Thank you Atlanta ATC. We are cleared to land on infidel's runway 9R. - Allah is Great."
Pause...
Saudi Air: " ATLANTA ATC - ATLANTA ATC- YOU HAVE CLEARED BOTH OUR AIRCRAFTS FOR THE SAME RUNWAY GOING IN OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS. WE ARE ON A COLLISION COURSE.. INSTRUCTIONS, PLEASE."
Atlanta ATC: "Well bless your hearts. And praise Jesus. Y'all be careful now and tell Allah "hey" for us -- "

6 comments:

Mrs. S. said...

LOL! :-)

Shabbat Shalom!

Michael Kopinsky said...

Impossible. "Runway 9R westbound" is actually runway 27L. :-)

Anonymous said...

I normally like your blog but I feel compelled to say that I find this post offensive. We certainly don't like it when people stereotype and say offensive jokes about us, so why say it about them....

SuperRaizy said...

Anonymous-
Thank you for sharing your concerns. I like to know what my readers are thinking.
If the joke was meant to target Muslims in general, then I would agree with you. However, in this joke both the Saudi and Iranian pilots referred to the Atlantans as "infidels" which is meant to connote hostility and imply that Americans are the enemy. In other words, if there is offensive speech here, well then, they started it.

Frayda said...

Good explanation of an offensive joke. Where is the "like" button on this post so I can click it?

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

LOL. Reminds me of this exchange between the USS Montana and an unidentified vessel on the high open seas.