During a commercial airline flight an Air Force Pilot was seated next to a young mother with a baby in arms. When the baby began crying during the descent for landing, the mother began nursing the infant as discreetly as possible.

The pilot pretended not to notice and, upon disembarking, he gallantly offered his assistance to help with the various baby-related impedimenta.

When the young mother expressed her gratitude, the pilot responded, “Gosh, that’s a good looking baby…and he sure was hungry!”

Somewhat embarrassed, the mother explained that her pediatrician said nursing would help alleviate the pressure in the baby’s ears.

The Air Force Pilot sadly shook his head, and in true pilot fashion exclaimed, “And all these years, I’ve been chewing gum.”


  1. Yeah I’ve been chewing gum too. 😐 Sadly that doesn’t always help. One time when I was little, I was supposed to go to Walt Disney World, had too much ear pain in my ears while on flight, even though the flight attendants tried everything, had to do an emergency landing in rather… Haiti. 😐 Long time ago. It was when I was little.


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