Viernes 28 de Diciembre de 2001, Ip nº 9

Excecutive parachutes
"Excecutive parachutes", ready to jump out the office window, are being sold in the Internet.
To be used during fires, precipitations or terrorist attacks
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There are already two companies - one American, the other Isreali - selling them. They were first manufactured after September 11th attacks and are supposed to be used by everybody who works in skyscrapers. They claim to give "a second chance" to those who get caught in fires, parcial precipitations or are victims of terrorist attacks. They cost between 700 and 800 dolars, there are three different sizes and they can be bought through the Internet.

"Since September 11th, there is no longer a sense of security. We sincerely regret not having launch our product to the market before. I felt really bad when I saw the desperate people jumping out of the windows. And I thought that if they had had some excecutive parachutes available, many lives could have been saved. That is why now we are considering producing them at a big scale".

Translation by Carolina Friszman


  29/11/2001. Clarín.com.