Flight crews are always a gamble. It's not like they're going to give a cabbie any trouble or anything. It's just that sometimes they're so, so...well odd in their own idiosyncratic way. Every occupation has its own particular culture. The airlines and their flight crews are no different. They gossip, complain, conjecture, and flat out make things up. Or do they? You be the judge of this odd little bit of gossip and decide for yourself.