Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Overheard at Table 3

". . . and in the 'oh no he DID-UNHT' department, I just heard an interview on NPR yesterday with the CEO of BP who actually dared to compare this oil spill with the AirFrance plane that went down in the Atlantic from Rio . . .

"yes, he most certainly did! He said that they didn't call for sanctions against the airline industry because of that tragedy. He also said they didn't cancel the Space Exploration industry because of Apollo 13. I couldn't believe it! I was screaming at my radio at this officious Brit, all smug, that those incidents didn't even compare!

"listen, the Exxon Valdez was only ONE tanker and to THIS DAY twenty years later, 200 miles of Alaskan coastline is still unsuitable for fishing - by the way, which was their ONLY industry! This is 5000 gallons of oil gushing out of the bottom of the ocean A DAY! It's like the Earth is a hemophiliac and BP just jabbed it with an ice pick - then turns to the rest of the kid's family and says 'Ooops! So sorry chaps, bit of a problem an' all that, eh wot!

"poncey Brit!"

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