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by Abigail Van Buren

Caring for Chain Smoking Aunt Is More Than Niece Can Bear

DEAR ABBY: I am a pilot. I fly a private Learjet for a living. I have no fear of flying, but when it comes to getting on a roller coaster or some other thrill ride, I can't bring myself to try it. Please help me understand why. -- JOEY JET, DEERFIELD BEACH, FLA.

DEAR JOEY: I'll hazard a guess. On the amusement park rides you aren't in control, as you are when you're the pilot flying thousands of feet in the air.