Forever Mastadon ~ Episode 112
…After some wheeling, dealing, begging and other “general” groveling —-
At times you pick the flight, but when Uncle Sam picks you, it’s his right to throw you a curve.
After flying into a general aviation airstrip outside Mobile, they cab over to Brookley Air Force Base, only to find that they’ve been bumped from this Monday’s flight.
Following a high level pow-wow, he is ready to face the music, aka the Boss, i.e. Constance.
“What’s the deal AB? I was under the impression that you were calling the shots.”
“I forgot that a certain Army Air Force general is in charge of this base,” he is uncharacteristically sheepish.
“Okay, let me see, did you have an affair with the man’s wife?” she aims below the belt.
“No I’m not talking woman trouble,” he comes clean about a serious transgression. “I borrowed a P-51 for a few days.”
“I take it a P-51 has wings?” Good guess, bad news, “Is that a no-no?”
“That would be a court martial… were I an active service member.”
“So I am in league with a fugitive?”
“No, he wanted to extract a different type of penalty. He would drop any charges if would take his step-daughter to the base’s New Year’s Eve dance. Unfortunately this Three-Star has a good memory.”
“That is strike two, so now what? I do not have a week to waste and we don’t have time to book a Pan Am or TWA transatlantic, which would cost us beaucoup bucks by the way.”
After some wheeling, dealing, begging and other “general” groveling —-
“We’re back on the plane CC.”
“He swings at a 0-2 fastball… it’s a single to left field.”
AB “At least I’ve finally made it to 1st base with you.”
CC “Oh you mean who.”
AB “What do you mean?”
CC “No, what’s on 2nd.”
AB “I don’t know!”
CC “He’s on 3rd
CC “You saw Abbott and Costello on TV too?”
AB “Yes, yesterday.”
CC “He’s in right field. Then you know that nobody scored.”
AB “That’s me. I am nobody!”