In an Aircraft Assembly Factory in Switzerland, a man is seen driving to the extreme end of the factory. He gets out and works to the last hangar on the left. There is a name on the hangar McDonnell Douglas. He walks in and sees 1 MD-83 and 3 Boeing 737’s. He steps out of the hangar, goes to his car and brings out a big poster. He pastes this on the hangar door.
In the Hangar
Boeing 737(1): What is on the poster? I can see it from my position. B-2 can you read the words?
B-2: it reads complete decommission of MD-80’s.
Boeing 737(1): Why are you been decommissioned, old man? (Looking at the MD-83)
MD-83 sighs, then lifts up its head and replies
MD-83: Our leader and father crashed yesterday afternoon.
Boeing 737(1): Wow! Where? Hope it wasn’t that bad.
B-3: B1, try and deduce events first before asking questions. An MD-80 crashes somewhere and the last MD-83 in the Boeing factory is decommissioned.
MD-83: it was a complete loss. Nobody survived and it crashed into a residential area.
Boeing 737(1): No survivors!!! That is terrible!!!
B-2: I thought you were specially designed to deploy emergency chutes within 5 minutes of a crash.
MD-83: Yes we are, but he had crashed too many times in the past. His last crash took out the best of him. Saw him a month ago, he looked in terrible condition. He was brought to Germany for check-up. He looked straight into my eyes and said, MY DAYS ARE NUMBERED SON, I tried to encourage him, but it seems there was much more than he said, in his eyes.
MD-83: 5 years ago he was scheduled to go Home
Boeing 737(1): HOME?
B-3: World Air Museum. Only the greatest of the great go there
MD-83: 5: Yes B-3, the World Air Museum. I was surprised to hear he was re-commissioned in Nigeria and put into full service.
Boeing 737(1): Full service!?!
B-2: Accept my sympathies for the loss of your father
MD-83: Thank You B-2, but it was his time. What pains me more is the death of the humans, it was not their time.