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Blades Magazine_December Editor Notes

It was very easy for me to think about what I was truly thankful for on Thanksgiving Day: our readers. And no I am not saying all this in an attempt to lure more readers to Blades Magazine (that can be done with a little Roberta Mancino and some Blades Girls). All around us no matter where you are from we hear some good and some bad news about the aviation industry and in most cases over-exaggerated stories the media likes to feeds us. My pilot friends who are closely involved and have strong opinions about recent events find themselves biting their tongues or saying too much to openly. Avoid the repercussions that follow after an outburst of frustration whether it be over high airline fees or pension cuts. There are just some things in life you cannot take back.

The stone ….after the throw! The word … after it’s said! The time …after it’s gone! The action…after it’s done!


To further illustrate my point I would like to share a story about a young lady and her bag of chocolate chip cookies. A young lady was waiting for her flight in the boarding room of a big airport. As she would need to wait many hours, she decided to buy a book to pass the time. She also bought a bag of chocolate chip cookies.

She sat down in an armchair in the VIP room to rest and read in peace. Beside the armchair where the packet of chocolate chip cookies laid, a man sat down in the next seat, opened his magazine and started reading. When she took the first cookie, the man took one also.

She felt irritated, but said nothing. She just thought, “What nerve. If I was in the mood, I would punch him just for daring!” For each cookie she took, the man took one too. This was infuriating her, but she didn’t want to cause a scene. When only one cookie remained, she thought: “Ah ha! What’s this abusive man going to do now?”

Then the man, taking the last cookie, divided it and gave her one half. That was too much! She was much too angry now! In a huff, she took her book and things and stormed off to commence boarding. When she sat down in her seat inside the plane, she looked in her purse to get her glasses, and, to her surprise, her package of cookies was there, untouched, unopened.

She felt so ashamed. She was wrong. She had forgotten that she had put her cookies in her purse. The man had divided his cookies with her without feeling angered or bitter…while she had been very angry thinking that she was dividing her chocolate chip cookies with him. And now there was no chance to explain herself or to apologize.

It is very important to think about your actions before acting on emotions alone. I share this story with you because Blades Magazine is your outlet, your place to send your opinions so that we can be your voice. If you would like to vent or share your opinion about a recent event in the news or the operating flaws of the company you loathe, email us at editor@bladesmagazine.com.  We will speak our mind for you! -J.M.R