Fun_People Archive
15 Aug
Is there a Jim Wilson on this flight?

Date: Mon, 15 Aug 94 10:43:34 PDT
To: Fun_People
Subject: Is there a Jim Wilson on this flight?

Forwarded-by: bostic@CS.Berkeley.EDU (Keith Bostic)
Forwarded-by: Hartmut Michels <>
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From: Jim Wilson < >

There are lots of Jim Wilson's out there, but this one is still at
Convex.  Being in the airplane business, you may be interested to know
that the code word for a cadaver in the airline business is "Jim
Wilson".  When an undertaker wants to ship a deceased person, he calls
and asks for a "Jim Wilson" fare.  We found this out one time when my
wife asked at the gate, "Is there a Jim Wilson on this flight." The gate
attendant responded with something like, "Let me check with the baggage
department.  They would have the casket."  Needless to say, my wife was
a little taken aback.  :-)

[=] © 1994 Peter Langston []