Goodness me, Could This be Industrial Disease?11:00 PM
"Steve Leqve woke up at 4 a.m. Saturday to a ringing phone and a friend on the line begging him to get her and 46 other passengers released from a cramped Continental Express plane sitting outside the Rochester, Minn., airport terminal. By the time the woman contacted Leqve, the airport's manager, the airplane had been parked on the Rochester tarmac for more than four hours, as babies wailed and the cabin reeked from a single onboard toilet that didn't flush. The tarmac wait lasted another two hours."
"Leqve declined to identify the passenger who called him after four hours aboard the plane. He said he began making inquiries, but had to tell his friend he did not have the authority to order the jet to pull up to a gate and allow the passengers off. “This is not an airport issue; this is an airline issue,” Leqve said. “We don't park airplanes. We just maintain the building.” Leqve said all decisions to keep the passengers aboard were made by Continental Airlines dispatchers in Minneapolis."
"Warning lights are flashing down at quality control - Somebody threw a spanner and they threw him in the hole - There's rumors in the loading bay and anger in the town - Somebody blew the whistle and the walls came down - There's a meeting in the boardroom – they're trying to trace the smell - There's leaking in the washroom - there's a sneak in personnel - Somewhere in the corridors someone was heard to sneeze - Goodness me could this be industrial disease?"