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January 27, 2009


Excerpt: The potato masher had obviously broken and so it was decided the next best thing would be to pass the potatoes through the digestive tract of a bird.

(Thanks to John Regan)


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My favorite line: "It's your hamster in the box and it's not breathing."

(That or the part about "award-winning food" at the bottom.)

Must go see if Lileks is aware of this -- heck, who am I kidding? Aware of it? He probably wrote it.

That is BRILLIANT!!! *snork*

Oh the other hand..at least they GET food.

That's a bloody awful mess an' all.

*Said in my best Mumbai accent*

What Siouxie said. Food? I usually get a little impossible-to-open package of something labeled "peanuts and snacks" - about a dozen peanuts and some yellow-orange things.

i dont fly. terrible service. terrible food. who needs it. you cant fall off the ground.
apparently, sir richard was amused, but not enough to offer a free ticket, or something. boooooooooooo.
he should hire this guy to write for him. and sir, forget your loyalty... virgin air doesnt care. there's your slogan..

So, Branson is saying the food was in fact properly prepared? Wow. I wonder if he (Branson) would have the guts to eat it himself.... wait, from the guy's letter it appears he already had.

I didn't know my mom was giving cooking lessons for Virgin Airlines!

What? No SPAM???

Siouxie, that's only if you consider it food. Based on the photos, I'm not so sure.

He was certainly not Indian, as he was unfamiliar with Indian food.

Was the letter writer British? If so, the irony of his country's sad history of inedible fare is completely lost on him.

It was funny. It would have been funnier if he knew how to spell.

My head exploded and my brain flew out at the fifth mention of "desert".

Oh, there it is on the plate!

Renee - true dat .

I should clarify that as - something resembling food products.

*thinks that letter takes the biscuit*

*giggles hysterically at that turn of phrase*

As the old joke goes: "This food is horrible." "Yes, and such small portions." So that was all the food they served on a flight from India to London, which is how many hours long??

I'm still snorking at the cookie that was sealed "in an evidence bag from the scene of a crime...a CRIME AGAINST BLOODY COOKING!"

...And given how this letter of complaint is being e-mailed around the world - not least by Richard Branson himself - then it seems to me that instead of a refund, Branson ought instead offer the writer of the letter residuals...

Jeez. The guy is apparently vaguely familiar with the concept of a comma -- he did use a few of them -- but he apparently believes they are a precious commodity to be used very sparingly.

It was a veritable comma desert.

Okay, his grasp of the use of commas was a bit iffy, but he was the master of sarcasm. This guy is my hero.

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