Thursday, December 4, 2008

Here's To Bumps In The Road

I once watched a movie with a plot even more outlandish than many of the movies I enjoy. This story involved the transporting across country of the most dangerous criminal in recorded history. Of course, he was being transported on a commercial airline and of course everything that could go wrong did go wrong.
I was asked by someone just walking through the room why the the world's most dangerous criminal was being transported on a commercial airline. I was stunned that such a question would even be considered much less verbalized.
"Because," I answered, "if the most dangerous criminal in the world was shackled and strapped into a plane designed only for the transporting of the world's most dangerous criminals nothing would happen and no one would watch the movie."
I was thinking of that movie today and considering bumps in the roads we travel. Journeys with bumps in the road are called adventures. Without the bumps those journeys are just called going from one place to another.

2 comments:

Leslie said...

And that's why people pay money to ride on roller coasters.

riter42 said...

Actually, they made a movie about the world's most dangerous criminals being transported on an airplane designed for that purpose, called "Con Air". Which shows that no matter how hard you plan, they can still make a movie out of it where everything goes wrong.