3/4 Controlling contollers...(formerly entitled FOX Friday :) )

Seriously? This is what we are getting upset about in an economic crisis? This is what we're upset about when there are murderers, rapists, child molesters and the likes out on the loose?? This?! I'm not sure how much peace and tranquility in our country there would have to be or how low the crime rate would have to sink, for me to think of this story as news-worthy....but apparently America does. So, here goes.

Unless you've been hiding under a rock somewhere, you have to have heard about the little boy and girl who were giving commands in the air traffic control tower. At work with their dad, giving the exact commands he told them to (and doing a good job in my opinion) they were probably having the time of their life! It was obvious to anyone with half a brain that they weren't terrorists or there wasn't any 'foul play' going on. Who didn't like going to work with mom or dad and pretending you were doing their job? The pilots could obviously hear the commands clearly and were not thrown off by the tiny voices, so why the big stir??

Why? Because we're a country who likes to make something out of nothing! We like to dig up dirt and make other people look bad so we feel ok about ourselves. We like to boss people around and we overlook positive points in these cases, like the fact that these children have quite possibly had experiences going to work with their dad that have impacted them or inspired them to be controllers themselves. What about the fact, that it's wonderful to see a dad who takes his children to work and tries to teach them things instead of a dad who works all the time making no time for his kids at all?!

It just doesn't make sense and it IS NOT news! Let the kids be, leave the dad alone and let's get back to sweating the 'big stuff'. Dont'cha think?

1 comment:

  1. Most of what you say is true, but, I believe that a person that talks on the radio must have taken a test and be certified to speak. The judgement of the controller is flawed and shows a lack of professionalism. I took my kids to work many times and gave them lots of jobs to perform, but they never spoke to aircraft or other controllers using the radio or landlines. Great blog, though.