Cravings. Who doesn't get them? Your taste buds are all set for a
certain food and suddenly you've got to have it. That seems to be
what happened last week to a Northwest Airlines pilot whose cockpit
meal just didn't measure up to expectations.
Of course, all of us have wanted to turn up our noses at
airplane food. Most of us usually succumb to its nefarious charms
out of sheer boredom. But not this guy. He just got up and left
without so much as a "kiss my grits."
Thankfully, the flight hadn't left the ground yet. It was still
sitting on a strip of Las Vegas tarmac when the finicky pilot left
the controls in search of a hot breakfast. The co-pilot was saddled
with the delicate task of informing the passengers that the flight
would be delayed indefinitely because his boss deserved a break
Hungry Man did come back an hour or so later, toting a sack of
fast food. Passengers are getting discounts and flier miles. The
pilot has been grounded while Northwest sorts this thing out.
Presumably he's hitting every drive-through window in town, making
up for lost time.