Maudie is flying on a jumbo-jet to Europe. Once in the air the
loudspeaker comes on:
"This is your captain Emilia Rodrigues. We are cruising at 35,000
feet...etc. etc." When the announcement is finished Maudie
beckons to a stewardess and asks, "Is it really true that this
great big airplane is being flown by a woman?"
"Yes, says the stewardess, Captain Rodrigues is a woman."
"How wonderful!" Maudie replied. "I am so excited! Do you
think you can arrange for me to go up to the cockpit to
"Yes, I think I can arrange that. You might also like to know
that the co-pilot is also a woman."
"Oh, how exciting. This is wonderful news! Please let me go
to the cockpit so I can congratulate them both!"
"OK, you can do that. You might like to know that actually the
entire crew of this plane are women."
"That is the most exciting thing I have heard in a long time ...
this has really made my day ... I just have to go to the cockpit
to express my admiration!"
"One more thing you might like to know ...
We don't call it the cockpit any more....."