Drones Series 5: Drones Demand Extra Pay for Working in NYC

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Drones Series 5: Drones Demand Extra Pay for Working in NYC By GAIL FARRELLY

Author Gail Farrelly grew up in The Bronx and now resides in Bronxville, NY. Having a doctorate in accounting from George Washington University, she’s taught in several universities and published numerous articles in business and academic journals. Learning about the murderous politics of academic life turned her mind to crime. The fictional kind, of course!
Her first mystery, “Beaned In Boston,” in which a lecherous professor perishes even though he was well published, was named to the Washington Irving Book Selection List. Her short story, “Even Steven,” was nominated for a Derringer Award. Gail writes spoofs for the Yonkers Tribune Webaper, YonkersTribune.com, and for a British website, TheSpoof.com. Gail shares a website, http://www.farrellysistersonline.com/, with her sister Rita, also a mystery writer.

Sure they’re unmanned, but that doesn’t mean those airborne vehicles don’t wanna have a life.  If the drones have to put up with trouble and inconvenience, they expect to be adequately compensated for it.

A bunch of them made that abundantly clear yesterday when they staged a protest at the JFK Airport in NY.  The drones spoke of their demands before a large audience of passengers who were both startled, and delighted, by the spectacle.

The largest of the drones was the first to voice complaints about NYC.  “Traffic, skyscrapers, pollution, it’s the pits.”  A medium-sized drone agreed and then added, “What about the smells from the offerings sold by the food vendors in the streets. Ugh!”

A pint-sized drone piped up. “And there’s the constant yakking in the news media about creeps in the subway. Oy!”

Hmm.  Guess the drones don’t agree with the lyrics (written by Betty Comden and Adolph Green for the 1944 musical On the Town): “New York, New York, a helluva town. The Bronx is up but the Battery’s down.”

To each his own.


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  1. re: “…… smells from the offerings sold by the food vendors in the street.” The drone obviously didn’t have a hot dog from the street vendor parked in the shade of some Central Park trees across the street from the Museum of Natural History in Manhattan. The aroma (not to be confused with ‘smell’) was wonderful. Memories of my youth . . . . . . .

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