This is Worse Than a Flight on Air India

You should cancel any future flights on Nepal Airlines.

They’ve been having problems with one of their two aircrafts. Some services have been suspended the past few weeks.

How did the airline respond to the problem?

Officials at Nepal’s state-run airline have sacrificed two goats to appease Akash Bhairab, the Hindu sky god, following technical problems with one of its Boeing 757 aircraft, the carrier said Tuesday.

“The snag in the plane has now been fixed and the aircraft has resumed its flights,” said Raju K.C., a senior airline official, without explaining what the problem had been.

Yes. Now we can feel safe. Thank you, Nepal Airlines.

(Thanks to Craig for the link!)


[tags]atheist, atheism, superstition, stupidity[/tags]

  • Richard Wade

    Two goats, eh? Like one for each plane? Well at least it wasn’t two stewardesses. So do they sacrifice anything to prevent people from being bumped? Do they hire some goat sacrifice specialist to do the actual slaughter or do the airline executives have to get goat blood on their nice suits? Nah, they probably farm it out. Does goat meat turn up on the in-flight menu the next day? It might be reassuring to the passengers to keep a live goat on board just in case of a mid-flight emergency.

    So we’ve got Vatican Airlines flying pilgrims to holy sites, goat-sacrificing Nepal Airlines flying tourists to the Himalayas, …Is this a trend? Fundamentalist Airlines: “The Only Way to Fly.” Islam Airlines: “Directly to your Place of Business.” Zen Airlines: “The Empty Blue Sky.” Quaker Airlines: “The Friendly Skies.” Wiccan Airlines: “Like Magic.” Amish Airlines: “Get a Horse.” and Atheist Airlines: “Above us only Sky.”

    I’ll take a train.

  • Maria

    LOL-Richard Wade, you make the best and most creative comments……..

  • http://toomanytribbles.blogspot.com/ toomanytribbles

    my car got bumped or hit 6 times in 2 months last year (none of them my fault!). when i told people about it, i was repeatedly told to get a priest to bless it or to hang an evil eye bead on the mirror… i got fed up with this inanity and started telling them that i was going to sacrifice a goat and pour its blood over the car.

  • http://joshuamcharles.com/blog Josh Charles

    toomanytribbles: that’s perfect, I’m going to have to remember that.

    I work in IT, and I tend to use such applications when particularly stupid and/or strange questions come around.

    “My computer won’t eject my CD! Help!”

    “Well, when was the last time you sacrificed a virgin?”

    “Ummm….”

    “There’s your problem. Try that and get back to me.”

    They get really confused when I just go turn back to my computer like I think the conversation is over. Always so amusing.

    One of these days some weird religious person will come in, though, and then I’ll get in trouble. Especially if they think I’m serious (O;O)

  • http://toomanytribbles.blogspot.com/ toomanytribbles

    ok.. ok… one WAS my fault. repressed memory.

  • http://emergingpensees.com Mike C

    Just to clarify, they sacrificed the goats and fixed the plane too, right? They didn’t just sacrifice the goats and therefore declare the plane operational did they?

  • http://atheisthomeschool.blogspot.com/ Ute

    Mike C, I’m cracking up.
    I’ll fly to Germany next month. Maybe I should sacrifice a goat too, just to make sure I get there alive and in one piece. :)

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