Life stories

Life stories

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Life tells a lot of stories. Some of them that I have lived in Italy, Tanzania, Berlin, Frankfurt, New Zealand or the rest of the world I would like to share here. Some might be sad, some philosophical, most will be funny. Most will be in English, but some may also be in German (and on rare occasions in Italian). Feel free to comment on any given story in either of these languages. I would love to hear what you think and feel when you read those stories.
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Life is interestingPosted by Jules Tue, April 03, 2018 08:53:23

I was waiting to board a domestic flight and surprised: both not to be handed a boarding pass, and to hear that „the ladies“ for the particular flight were called for boarding. When I walked towards the airplane, a female crew member greeted me by the plane and I feel uncomfortable admitting I thought she was the flight attendant.


Stepping into the small airplane, there were only two other women seated. The crew member entered as well and closed the door behind her. It turned out she was the pilot and I was about to have my first all female flight ever. I found that quite remarkable by itself. We were chatting a bit, joking about flying to any place we wanted to. The pilot climbed her seat and closed the conversation with the words “ah well, the possibilities are unlimited!”

That was my code word. “So can I sit in the co-pilot’s seat please”, I heard my mouth say. And before I knew it, I was sitting up front!

Needless to say I had a spectacular flight, listening to the radio and chatting away in the few breaks the pilot had on this short flight. I learned about cloud formations and the adventurous spirit of the pilot. Such an inspiration that was!


Lesson learned: Ask the question (don’t hold back)!



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Posted by Patrizio Tue, April 03, 2018 23:34:46

Complimenti....brava !