Why though?

So… here I am sitting, minding my own business, readying my copy of Paulo Coelho’s Aleph inside the plane, of an airline that I won’t mention that it owns a couple of football clubs, when suddenly an announcement came that took my attention away from Paulo’s story, which is very hard to accomplish. It roughly said.

“Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We are now in the process of fueling our aircraft, please remain seated and do not fasten your seat belt.”

Apparently I was the only one reacting to that announcement because everyone was busy doing whatever they were doing, mainly talking or playing with their phones, I didn’t notice another reader at the time. First thought was “really? Seatbelt off??” Why? Another thought came that maybe I misheard that. But that thought was dismissed when another announcement came after a while.

“Ladies and gentlemen, we are still fueling our aircraft, please do not fasten your seatbelt”

Now you shouldn’t do that to someone like me. I’m a writer with a hyper active imagination of a 4 year, sugar high, kid. What am I suppose to think now? That the seat belts are running on fuel? Is wearing a seatbelt aggressively going to cause some spark that somehow will find its way to the tank fuel? Is the airplane gonna think we’re are flying if we wear our seat belts and start to takeoff automatically?

That’s when my logical thinking started to speak to me, and it says “This might be a safety procedure, in case, god forbids, the tank accidentally caught fire and they need to evacuate the airplane, so they make sure nothing will hinder our exit plan.” But then my logical-er thinking jumped in and it made more sense “Seriously?! If they care for our safety, why did they let us in the plane while they are fueling it?”

There might be a logical explanation to this illogical announcement. The thing is, someone who works in an airliner might read what I wrote and think of me as ignorant. But that’s it, I am ignorant about flying and their rules, so are you about literature, orthodontics or dental facts. Writing this post actually made me think of the many times I was treated rudely for asking questions, for example, related to visas or residency. Guess what? I don’t work there so don’t expect me to know how things work in your place of business or country. So here I am with a confused look and with many questions on why we don’t wear our seatbelt when the airplane is fueling.

What do you think is the real reason?

10 interesting confusions

It’s cold today, and I’m out of hot chocolate… So how about a brain tease to warm you up?

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1- Can you cry under water?
2- Do fishes ever get thirsty?
3- Why it is called building when it’s already been built?
4- If a poison’s date expires, is it more poisonous or less poisonous?
5- Why don’t birds fall off the trees when they sleep?
6- “I love you” is not a question, then why does it need an answer?
7- Why does round pizza come in square boxes?
8- Why doesn’t glue sticks to its bottle?
9- Camera lenses are round, so why the pictures are square?
10- If money doesn’t grow on trees, why banks have branches?

Feel free to join in by adding some of your own questions

Serial killer me…

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I was working on a fixed bridge for my friend when a colleague of mine happened to be there with his smart phone.
This is how you look at us through your irrational fearful binoculars. But the truth is, we are more like this.

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Enjoy the weekend. And if you don’t want to be a victim of mine, brush your teeth. 🙂

~ A. H. Amin

So wrong in So many levels…

I went to my car to go out and found this on my window shield

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This made no sense what so ever. I laughed at it, not just because of the bad grammar and vocabulary, but also because I was parking in my parking space. Did they legalize marijuana where I am?

Funny, but sad…

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I did laugh a lot when I saw this, but it is actually a serious matter. I remember that 12 years ago I was able to bath in the noon’s sun on the way to my swimming club, now I find it hard to go to the car when the sun is still out.
I really hope the best for our planet and everyone on it. That’s why I’m glad to see many countries growing lots of plants and having harsher laws in an effort to regain and elongate our beloved planet’s age.
I saw a documentary that revealed to me the worst case scenario, it’s called Earth 2100. I highly recommend it to everyone who are curious about what’s behind that door of all the others that lead to our future.