How Many Engines Left?
Fifteen minutes into a cross-country flight, the plane’s captain announces over the intercom, “Ladies and gentlemen, one of our engines has failed. There is nothing to worry about. Our flight will take an hour longer than scheduled, but we still have three engines left.”
Thirty minutes later the captain announces, “Ladies and gentlemen, one more engine has failed and the flight will take an additional two hours. But don’t worry. We can fly just fine on two engines.”
An hour later the captain announces, “Ladies and gentlemen, one more engine has failed and our arrival will be delayed another three hours. But don’t worry. We still have one engine left.”
A young passenger turns to the man in the next seat and remarks, “If we lose one more engine, we’ll be up here all day.”