Women in Development

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ARE YOU AFRAID OF SNAKES? If so Please read the story below | "Venomous snakes were being ferried from Africa to Europe in a plane. Unfortunately the person who packed the snakes forgot to lock the box in which the snakes were put. Once the plane had taken off and responding to the movement of the plane, the snakes found their way out of the box.. Passengers in the plane could see various snakes on the isle. They screamed, some fainted and the brave ones sought refugee wherever they could within the plane." The air hostess ran to the pilot to inform him of this scaring incident. The pilot quickly informs the air controllers on the ground. "We are very very sorry, says his boss. We forgot to lock the box where we put the snakes. They are indeed some of the most poisonous snakes in the world". "So where can I land? Please advise me before passengers are bitten", asks the shaken pilot. "No do not land, stay there for a minute, let me think", advises the boss.
Surely this sounds like stupid advice to the impatient pilot. But he has to follow the orders. A minute is too long for someone faced with such trouble he thinks. But he has to follow orders. After a minute, the boss contacts him.
"At what altitude are you flying? He asks.
"300", says the pilot. "Go higher", advises the boss. "But the snakes will...." Before he finishes his sentence the boss bellows "I said go higher!!". He complies.
Now whats your altitude? Asks the boss
500.66 , answers the shaken pilot
"Go higher"
"But sir....."
"I said go higher captain." He complies.
By now the snakes are all over the plane, even one male member of the cabin crew collapses. It is unbearable. A few have been bitten and have instantly died. But still, the majority keeps on seeking refugee. "Now captain, keep on going higher", says the boss.
The pilot complies and keeps on…...

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