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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-17-09 11:49 AM
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36. I think Americans follow rules and regulations because
WE make the rules. If an organization applies stupid rules, people protest and gripe until the rule gets changed.

I was thinking of this the other day while listening to Diane Rehm interview Captain Sullenberger about the forced landing of his US Airways Airbus A320 in the Hudson River. He had never met his co-pilot before, but both men worked together seamlessly because they followed protocol. When the flight attendant were told to prepare for a crash, they knew what to do and repeated their instructions to the passengers in unison . Once the plane hit the water and Captain Sullenberger gave the all clear, the flight attendants moved to evacuate the plane and most the passengers followed orders. Reportedly, one passenger did open a rear door that was underwater, allowing the plane to fill with water more quickly. Imagine what would have happened if people had pushed others out of the way to get out, if a couple of people had stopped to get their luggage out of the overheads.

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