February 10, 2009

I'm just as much of a hero as Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, because I do my job, too.

Has America fallen on such hard times that we parade a "hero" around like he's the second coming? He's tried to be humble about it, but Sully is still all over the news.. doing interviews.. going on tour. He got it right the first time when he said "I was just doing my job." True! He was not only performing skills and using training for his job, which he gets a paycheck for.. he was also doing one of those most primal of things that nature has given us... the will to survive. No miracle here. Chance can make a hero out of just about anyone. Some people choose the path more consciously. There are thousands and thousands of individuals who volounteer their personal time for charitable causes... no pay.. no glory... just good people trying to make a difference in the world. Let's hope things don't get to Sully's head, or you'll be hear him say things like, "Tom Cruise called and told me that *I* was the Top Gun and that he would be my wingman, anytime!"

On the Set: "Larry, I was simply just doing my job."
In Greenroom: "Jesus Christ! I said no red M&M's you fucking asshats!"

Posted by Reese at February 10, 2009 9:17 AM