The Sound of the Bottom Line
Taxiing down the tarmac, the jetliner abruptly stopped, turned around and returned to the gate. After an hour-long wait, it finally took off again.
A concerned passenger asked the flight attendant, "What was the problem?"
"The pilot was bothered by a noise he heard in the engine," explained the flight attendant, "and it took the company a while to find a new pilot."
—From Workplace Jokes: Only SOME of Them Will Get You Fired!