A Boeing 777 wide-body jetliner was lumbering along at 800 km/hour at 33000 feet when a cocky F-17 fighter jet flashed by at Mach 2.

The F-17 pilot decided to show off.  On his state of the art radio (that is part of his state of the art 3-D & million dollar headset), the F-17 youngster told the 777 pilot, “Hey Captain, watch this!”

He promptly went into a barrel roll, followed by a steep, unimaginable vertical climb.  He then finished as the F17 screamed down at impossible G’s before leveling off at almost sea level.

The F-17 pilot asked the 777 pilot what he thought of that!

The 777 pilot said, “That was truly impressive, but watch this!”

The 777 chugged along for about 5 minutes at the steady 800 km/hour, and then the 777 pilot came back on and said, “What did you think of that?”

Puzzled, the cocky F-17 pilot asked, “What did you do?”

The 777 pilot chuckled and said, "I stood up, stretched my legs, walked to the back, went to the can to take a whiz, then got a cup of coffee and a cinnamon roll and secured a date for the next 3 nights in a five star hotel with the lead flight attendant paid for by the company."

LESSON OF LIFE: When you are young and foolish, speed and flash may seem like a good thing!  When you get older and smarter, comfort and dullness is not such a bad thing!  It's called S.O.S. (Slower, Older and Smarter!)

Dedicated to all my friends approaching the S.O.S. category...