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Quiet flight

As a crowded airliner is about to take off, the peace is shattered by a
5-year-old boy who picks that moment to throw a wild temper tantrum. No matter
what his frustrated, embarrassed mother does to try to calm him down, the boy
continues to scream furiously and kick the seats around him.

Suddenly, from the rear of the plane, an elderly man in the uniform of an Air
Force General is seen slowly walking forward up the aisle. Stopping the
flustered mother with an upraised hand, the white-haired, courtly, soft-spoken
General leans down and, motioning toward his chest, whispers something into the
boy's ear.

Instantly, the boy calms down, gently takes his mother's hand, and quietly
fastens his seat belt. All the other passengers burst into spontaneous applause.

As the General slowly makes his way back to his seat, one of the cabin
attendants touches his sleeve.

Excuse me, General, she asks quietly, but could I ask you what magic words
you used on that little boy?

The old man smiles serenely and gently confides, I showed him my pilot's
wings, service stars, and battle ribbons, and explained that they entitle me to
throw one passenger out the plane door on any flight I choose.
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