Fun_People Archive
5 Jan
"Hey Blitzen, did he say what I thought he did?"

Date: Thu,  5 Jan 95 12:35:57 PST
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: "Hey Blitzen, did he say what I thought he did?"

Forwarded-by: bostic@CS.Berkeley.EDU (Keith Bostic)
Forwarded-by: (John P. Kole)
Forwarded-by: lindsey (Norman Lindsey)
From: Jim Littlefield <>

This is from my Uncle George, who's retired USAF. (US Air Force)

Santa Claus, like all pilots, gets regular visits from the Federal Aviation
Administration, and it was shortly before Christmas when the FAA examiner

In preparation, Santa had the elves wash the sled and bathe all the reindeer.
Santa got his logbook out and made sure all his paperwork was in order.

The examiner walked slowly around the sled. He check the reindeer harnesses,
the landing gear, and Rudolf's nose.  He painstakingly reviewed Santa's
weight and balance calculations for the sled's enormous payload.

Finally, they were ready for the checkride. Santa got in and fastened his
seatbelt and shoulder harness and checked the compass.  Then the examiner
hopped in carrying, to Santa's surprise, a shotgun.

"What's that for?" asked Santa incredulously.

The examiner winked and said, "I'm not supposed to tell you this, but you're
gonna lose an engine on takeoff."

[=] © 1995 Peter Langston []