As Izzy Bee prepares to fly out for a quick visit to Morocco, on a day when travelers from Israel are on alert for retaliatory terrorism, a little gallows humour helps. My buddy sent me this:
A nerdy guy is sitting in the bar in departures at Ben Gurion airport. A
gorgeous woman walks in and sits down at the table next to him.
He decides because she's that pretty, she's probably an off-duty
flight attendant. So he decides to have a go at picking her up by
identifying the airline she flies for, thereby impressing her greatly.
He leans across to her and says the Delta Airlines motto 'We love
to fly and it shows'.
The woman looks at him blankly. He sits back and thinks up another line. He leans forward again and delivers the Air France motto 'Winning thehearts of the world'.
Again she just stares at him with a slightly puzzled look on her
face. Undeterred, he tries again, this time saying the Malaysian
Airlines motto 'Going beyond expectations'.
The woman looks at him and says 'What the fuck do you want?'
'Ah!' he says, sitting back with a smile on his face. 'El-Al'.
(hat-tip to Jim Teeple for the joke.)