by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2007/09/23 03:01 -04:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2007/09/23/5066252.aspx
(With a title like that, you're expecting a technical topic???)
So I was over at Faye's breaking fast and brother-in-law Zack shared a fun little news story with us care of Reuter's entitled Nepal airline sacrifices goats to appease sky god.
Sister-out-law Jenny had also seen the story and they were both talking about it.
Now of the last 16 Alaska Air flights I have been on, only 4 have left on time -- and several of those delayed flights were caused by mechanical/equipment failures.
I have to wonder whether that means William Aire (chairman, president, and CEO of Alaska Airlines) should have a more liberal policy on goat sacrifces. It might improve their on-time departure stats....
In case you were wondering, I am clearly not speaking for Microsoft here; as far as I know no goats were sacrificed to help with any recent legal issues in Redmond, which come to think may be one of the problems.... :-)
(Hat tip to both Zach and Jenny, my unusual news and ginger gurus!)
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