Saturday was peaceful, quiet, and the weather was mild. So what Sasha was doing in the opening photo? That's where I was mentally. Reading, relaxing, and taking my leisure.
As night fell, I realized that perhaps I should write a post for Sunday.
I looked around, the Muse was nowhere to be seen.
Apparently I had given her the day off.
It happens from time to time. As much as I enjoy writing, there are days when the tank is empty, the cupboard is bare, and I just ain't feeling it.
Oh, I suppose I could find something in the news to get wound up about, but it was just too pleasant a day for that sort of thing. Besides which, in these early days I, unlike some, am willing to give the new guys the benefit of the doubt. Time will tell whether or not they will do the right thing or not. We shall see, won't we?
Anyhoo, when I am at a loss for things to write about (or lack the energy to do so), it is my practice to give you a video. Consider today's Sarge to be "Substitute Teacher Sarge." No homework, no pop quizzes, just something to answer a question which has floated through my head once or twice but didn't stick.
Why aren't commercial airliners equipped with parachutes? My initial thought was that most people can't be bothered to read the safety card on board the aircraft nor bother to pay attention when the safety briefing is given, even as perfunctory as it is. So why would they bother to read the instructions about how to jump out of the aircraft should the need arise?
Anyway, Simon answers the question very well. Enjoy.
Hey! What about ejection seats? Oh dear, no. Just think about it...