A good question
An airline pilot wrote that onlanding this particular flight he had hammered his plane into the runway really hard. The airline had a policy that required the first officer to stand at the door while the passengers exited, give a smile, and say “Thanks for flying XYZ airline.”
He said that, in light of his bad landing, he had a hard time looking the passengers in the eye thinking that someone would have a smart comment. But no one seemed annoyed.
Finally everyone had gotten off except for one little old lady walking with a cane. She approached and asked, conspiratorially, “Sonny, mind if I ask you a question?”
“Why no Ma’am, what is it?”
“Did we land or were we shot down?”