I know men are never lost. We just find alternative routes, right - scenic routes. I've found more than my share, but my choice of a wrong road has never led to deadly consequences. It did for Comair Flight 5191 out of Lexington, Kentucky. Somehow, the pilot went down the wrong runway; one-half the length of the runway from which he'd been cleared to take off. He ran out of runway and hit a row of trees. Tragically, 49 of the 50 people aboard died in that crash. As the investigation of the crash unfolded, we found out that the one flight controller in the tower wasn't looking when the plane turned onto that fatal runway. He had what was described as "administrative duties" to tend to, and he turned his back, and moments later - disaster.
While waiting for her first appointment in the reception room of a new (for her) dentist, a UNC* grad noticed the dentist's certificate on the wall , which bore his full name.
Suddenly, she remembered that a tall, handsome boy with the same name had been in her university class almost 20 years ago.
Upon seeing him, however, she quickly discarded any such thought. This balding, gray-haired man with the deeply lined face was too old to have been her classmate, she thought.
After he had examined her teeth, she asked him if he had attended Unc.
"Yes," he replied.
"When did you graduate?" she asked.
He answered, "In 1983."
"Why, you were in my class!" she exclaimed.
He looked at her closely and then asked, "What did you teach?"
________ *UNC is the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Specializing in a wide range of degree programs including: B.A. A.H.F.(Advanced Hamburger Flipping), A.P.E., B.R.C. (Bar Room Conversations), etc. Institution was founded in 1898 for sons/daughters of local Chapel Still politicians that were unable to qualify for the more prestigious institutions of higher learning such as Duke, Wake Forest, and N.C. State.