I was listening to O'Hare ground one claggy fall night, and several arriving flights were being sent to the penalty box due to delays. One arriving flight protested, saying they were promised their gate would be open.
"Flight 123, proceed to the box."
"But we were promised -- !"
All of a sudden, several mic clicks could be heard, and the sounds of babies crying filled the frequency:
Then Flight 123:
"123 is proceeding to the box."
Multiple mic clicks of approval accompanied the concession. Talk about being taught a lesson by your peers! I cracked up.
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