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Things That Are Bothering You, Got You All Hibbeldy-Jibbeldy, or just downright pissed, RIGHT NOW!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Bergdorf Goodwill, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    Poorly behaved children are a menace anywhere.

    I once almost got hit in the face by a 5 cm diameter rubber ball at a departure lounge, as two small kids had been left to their own devices, while the mother left for 10+ minutes.

    The only thing up there with unruly children are fat people, who can't keep in their seat and people who can't sit still.
     
  2. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    yes. I get how it may be hard to completely stop a sick, uncomfortable or frightened child from crying. but any half observant parent will see when the kid is doing something completely avoidable and put a stop to it. and if you can't stop your child from kicking a seat, then you need to put them up for adoption and neuter yourself with a dull knife
     
  3. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    FTFY


    so much this



    ugh. this. i always wait until everyone is seated before i put a jacket in the overhead.


    this.


    also this. my kids are keenly aware that messing with the seat in front of them is a no-no.
     
  4. ethanm

    ethanm Senior member

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    I was traveling on orders once and my backpack has been through some things (a deployment, tons of field exercises etc). So I opened the overhead to stow it and find a white tailored jacket sitting there. The old woman whom it belonged to was mortified that I was putting my pack up there. Not a single fuck. Storing a tailored jacket, let alone a white one, in overhead is really stupid. For the record I didn't get it dirty and moved it to the other end of the compartment.
     
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  5. edinatlanta

    edinatlanta Senior member

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    I mean, I know why this is annoying but I don't know what people expect to happen. THere is a feature to make your trip more comfortable and everyone is allowed to use it, so I am going to get upset with people for using it!


    I took a trip this summer where the family of four (maybe five) was coming back and you could tell the parents were just completely overwhelmed by the kids. The guy was squeezing the bridge of his nose and they were pint-sized terrors. Toward the end, the dad had just completely checked out. Not that the mom was that effectual anyway, nor was he. But it was just like, maybe its a few years too late to realize that you have too much children for the two of you but... that's also pretty poor parenting.
     
  6. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    Ed, it's the "slam" and "without warning" part that's the worst. If you do it gently, or tell the person behind you that you're about to lower it, then we'll all get along. I've seen people get hit in the face, drinks go flying, etc.

    No one in the plane particularly enjoys being so close to everyone else - just move around gingerly, try to be aware of other people, try to acknowledge that this is a huge pain in the ass for everyone and we all need to try to compromise and be patient with each other...and very few people will have a problem with you.
     
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    Once on a flight from London to Dublin a kid who was way too old , like 6 or 7, kicked the seat all the way . After glaring and asking the kicking continued . Oh well short flight fuck it . On approach to Dublin I could hear him making copious use of the air sickness bag . I smiled just a little
     
  8. GreenFrog

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    I make a judgment call on each "kid is annoying the piss out of me" situation.

    If it's an infant baby or very young child who's scared and doesn't understand wtf is going on, I can empathize for the parents and don't let it get on my nerves.

    Today, I had two 2-3 year old kids behind me literally shrieking and screaming (not crying) and the parents made no effort to calm or quiet them down. They were old enough to understand their parents, too, as I heard them follow other various commands.

    I've heard somewhere that the sound of babies and kids crying is one of the most stress inducing sounds to humans. I believe it. I can practically feel my cortisol levels spike when I'm surrounded by wailing children.
     
  9. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    "One looking this way one looking that way guy in middle going 'what do you want from me?'"

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  10. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    I sat behind a child during a flight that kept banging the seat back and forth, after a while I put my knee up and locked the seat in the upright position, so it couldn't move.

    The mother got the point after trying to help with no result.

    People who put their seat down and don't put it up, while dinner is served, so you have a tray 2 cm from your face. *shakes fist*
     
  11. Piobaire

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    IMO, children may be the manifestation but 99.9% of the time they are not the issue. The issue is the parents. I never blame a small child for events.
     
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  12. HRoi

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    The only time I would approve of kids talking back to or willfully disobeying their elders is if their names are Walker and Texas Ranger
     
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  13. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    Hroi do you have kids?
     
  14. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    well said.
     
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    this is gold

    get a 1 liter metal water bottle for your carry on bag. place it between your table and the back of the seat in front of you. now, they can't recline their seat. perfectly legal.
     
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    Absolutely. Small children don't know any better, and the entire point of being a parent is to teach them how to function in society.
     
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  17. arced

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    I was once on a plane where the parents did 'cry-it-out' with their kid. It went on for hours. Zero comfort offered to the kid. :brick: There are deep debates about 'cry-it-out,' but I don't think there's a debate about whether it's done in your own home versus on a freaking airplane.
     
  18. aravenel

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    Working on an internal deck, part of which includes an org chart of a particular division of a client.

    Fine, we already have a Visio diagram for this division, it just needs a bit of tweaking. Get it all filled in and complete.

    Partner wants to redo it, in Powerpoint format. Just because he doesn't like embedded Visios in Powerpoint.

    Powerpoint is *terrible* at anything beyond the world's most basic org chart. So I now literally have to manually create and fill in about 50 boxes plus all the connectors. And anytime something changes, I have to manually move each of those boxes and connectors around. Visio does all of this automatically because, guess what--it was designed to do this.

    So there goes my evening. Manually drawing, resizing, and connecting fucking boxes in a powerpoint deck because someone wants a slightly different format of some work *that is already complete*.

    And again, this is internal--no client will ever see this.

    FML.
     
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  19. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    The best part, was the mother ended up asking if her kid could put her seat down, if she promised to sit still.

    Zip tie two seats together, theres a guide somewhere.


    This is great

    http://www.evan-roth.com/work/tsa-communication/
     
  20. zarathustra

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    I have found that the best way to deal with the little pot-lickers is to stick them in a microwave.
     

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