You know the one thing flight captains should never do is scare their passengers unnecessarily. They do have protocols that avoid that sort of thing, but imagine if something like this happened to you mid-flight.
After a British Airways flight had reached its cruising altitude, the captain announced:
“Ladies and Gentleman, this is your Captain welcome to flight 293 non-stop from London Heathrow to Toronto the weather ahead is good, so we should have a smooth uneventful flight, so sit back, relax and… OH, MY GOD!
A scream then silence followed….
Some moments later the captain came back on the intercom.
“Ladies and gentlemen, I’m sorry if I scared you, while I was talking to you, a flight attendant accidentally spilled a cup of hot coffee in my lap. You should see the front of my pants!”.
One Irish passenger yelled… “For Christ’s sake you should see the back of mine!!!”