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An AA jet landed in ORD in the early morning before the beginning of a typical busy day.  Expecting the usual complex taxi instructions, they instead had the following exchange:

American 123:
"Morning, O'Hare Ground. American 123 clearing 32 left for K8."

O'Hare Ground Control:
"American 327, O'Hare Ground. Good morning. Taxi to the gate."

[Long pause.]

American 123:
"Do you care how we get there?"

O'Hare Ground Control:
"Just stay off the grass, and don't cross any runways."

T. J. A.
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