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Old 02-03-2019, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Remember those “baby on board” bumper stickers? Every time I saw one I had to resist the urge to rear end the obnoxious offender.
To be fair, those were originally designed to warn first responders - so when they showed up at a crash site, they knew to look for a baby (especially if they could have been ejected from the car). But I doubt many people who use them know that, so in those cases it IS rather cringey.

I'll never forget this lady who was tailgating me (despite the fact that I was going well over the speed limit) for MILES, until I finally started quickly switching lanes just to shake her... we caught up to each other at a red light, where she rolled down her window and yelled "I have a BABY in my car, and you were all over the road!" I just shrugged and yelled back "Then maybe you shouldn't be speeding & tailgating?" And gave her the one-finger salute as I rolled my window back up.
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Old 02-03-2019, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY
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She doesn't look that fat and seats in a plane are like seats in a road coach. Small. Personally; she could spill off in to my seat any time she wanted. Spill off to the mile high club. Anyway; sure what he was texting wasn't her business, but knowing how people hold their phone and the distance from their face it usually is, sitting next to each other in what is best described as tour bus seats, it would not be hard to see what he was doing on his phone. It would probably be harder not too look if one doesn't have their own entertainment and is awake. I remember watching youtube on the citybus a while back and the guy next to me was pretty interested in what I was watching, even if he couldn't hear it. In a way; that's what he gets for being rude. He might not have cared though. Yeah she called him out on his crap, but nobody but her and the airlines knows who he is, so it's not like he's reaping what he had sewn, unless he outs himself.
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Old 02-04-2019, 03:34 AM
 
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I admit, hawking over someone's texts is an invasion of privacy, but don't expect it NOT to be seen.

Some guy was watching a porn flick on his laptop on our flight to Atlanta, and we pretty much got to see the whole thing. Not that we had to crane our necks or anything.
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Old 02-04-2019, 07:14 AM
 
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Every airline seat should be equipped with one of these: CREATE-A-SPACE

They'd be even better if they were shoulder height. Problems solved. :-)
This is absolutely brilliant! I wonder if there's some reason they're not allowed... everyone should have one.
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Old 02-04-2019, 08:24 AM
 
Location: NY in body, Mayberry in spirit.
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Really? I assume you are both adults, so try learning to behave like one.

I swear, even my 9 year-old nephew would call you guys immature and mean.
Too bad your nephew has an aunt with no sense of humor.
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Old 02-04-2019, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I admit, hawking over someone's texts is an invasion of privacy, but don't expect it NOT to be seen..
Well, actually I do expect people not to read my texts or emails. I never look at anyone else's either. There are plenty of other places you can rest your eyeballs.
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Old 02-04-2019, 08:41 AM
 
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Every airline seat should be equipped with one of these: CREATE-A-SPACE

They'd be even better if they were shoulder height. Problems solved. :-)
I don't get the concept. It says you place that plastic divider directly over "your portion of the armrest". There is no "your portion". It's an armrest that can accommodate one arm only.

It doesn't look any different from if you carried a small thick piece of cardboard and stuck it on your side of the armrest - guaranteeing you don't get to use the armrest, and not giving you any more space of privacy?

Once you've gotten the other person to agree to put down the armrest, you're there, IMHO, as far as making sure you have your space. It's those passengers who refuse to put the armrest down - because they need to take up part of your seat - that are the problem.
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Old 02-04-2019, 09:07 AM
 
Location: 49th parallel
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I looked at that Create-a-Space thing. Can't see how it would make that much difference - it's so tiny. I'd like something that comes up way high so I wouldn't have to see my neighbor at all. It's really only for people who take up the whole armrest (and I've given up on that - when I'm in the middle I resign myself to not having any armrests.)
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Old 02-04-2019, 09:27 AM
 
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I don't get the concept. It says you place that plastic divider directly over "your portion of the armrest". There is no "your portion". It's an armrest that can accommodate one arm only.

It doesn't look any different from if you carried a small thick piece of cardboard and stuck it on your side of the armrest - guaranteeing you don't get to use the armrest, and not giving you any more space of privacy?

Once you've gotten the other person to agree to put down the armrest, you're there, IMHO, as far as making sure you have your space. It's those passengers who refuse to put the armrest down - because they need to take up part of your seat - that are the problem.
I think maybe it 'recreates' the armrest ledge closer to your body so you get a full size armrest. The other person still gets their half.

I haven't flown in a few years. My seat hogs are mainly my kids who want to use me as a pillow. I did have one flight were a gentleman fell asleep and took the whole armrest and I was the middle person. He was so embarrassed when he woke up. He actually grabbed my hand and put it on the armrest. I'm pretty easy going about stuff like that as long as I don't feel people are being intentionally rude.
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Old 02-04-2019, 09:48 AM
 
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Just never ends. Yet another another incident with obese people and airplanes, and posting story on social media.

What did people ever do in the days without social media.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/mom-...vAPE_5GiyZrj1k
I'm sorry but if I am paying a lot of $$ to fly, I want to be comfortable in my seat and not stuck next to an obese person. It isn't fair to the other paying customers.


However the woman in the photo does not look that big ...
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