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January 31st, 2014
Episode 38 of 489 episodes
You’re not leaving on a jet plane if you don’t turn off your cellphone. Learn why in this episode. Slow dialog: 1:28 Explanations: 3:52 Fast dialog: 17:28 Flight attendant: I’m sorry, sir, but all passengers need to turn off their portable electronic devices for takeoff, so you’ll need to turn off your laptop. Alec: I just need to finish one last email. Flight attendant: Sir, we can’t take off until you turn that computer off. Alec: Fine. It’s off. Why all the fuss, anyway? Flight attendant: It’s regulations. Signals emitted by electronics may interfere with the plane’s communication systems or navigation. Alec: All right. Flight attendant: Sir, you’ll also need to turn off your tablet computer and your cell phone. Those are also considered portable electronic devices. Alec: You’ve got to be kidding me. You mean I have to sit here twiddling my thumbs while I wait for the plane to take off? I thought the FAA eased up on those regulations. Flight attendant: I’m afraid not, sir. Please power down all of your devices so we can proceed with takeoff. Alec: Okay, fine. What am I suppose to do until we get the all clear to use our electronics again? Flight attendant: Perhaps you could read a magazine. Alec: That’s what I was doing on my tablet before you made me turn it off. Flight attendant: Perhaps you could take a flying leap out the window. Alec: What did you say? Flight attendant: I said, “Look at that luggage heap out the window.” Script by Dr. Lucy Tse
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