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(Some Guy)   The mother that got kicked off an airplane with her 19-month old son tried to tell her side of the story on 'Good Morning America' but got kicked off that show because her son wouldn't stop screaming (w/video)   (wsbtv.com) divider line 588
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2007-07-13 02:25:27 PM  
If they can fit into the overhead luggage compartment, then that's where they belong.
 
2007-07-13 02:25:32 PM  
home.att.net

But we've got the biggest balls of them all
 
2007-07-13 02:25:42 PM  
Confabulat

I totally remember that episode. Good one.
 
2007-07-13 02:25:49 PM  
Been trapped on a plane a few times with kids parents make no attempt to control. Once in 1st class (fly enough and they upgrade) a kid kept kidding the back of my seat, and when i nicely ask the mom and she could have him stop, she got a little huffy at me.
 
2007-07-13 02:25:59 PM  
Children under the age of 10, pets of all kinds, and anyone over 300 pounds should have to be x-rayed, transported on baggage belts and stored in the cargo hold of the aircraft for flights. The only problem I could possibly see is that after longer flights there might be fewer children and pets when the hold is opened.
 
2007-07-13 02:26:36 PM  
ooops...kicking not kidding :)
 
2007-07-13 02:27:26 PM  
atlanta_ufo: ooops...kicking not kidding :)

It think that it works either way, actually.
 
2007-07-13 02:27:30 PM  
ShillinTheVillain: Get bend, cockbag

Perfect, just what was looking for. As a nominal adult, you get all out of sorts when someone tells you, "hard cheese, sit back, be quiet, quit complaining because you are bothering others." But you expect a 19 month old to behave better than you do when he or she is told the same thing. Take you own advice. Sit down and be quiet and let the grown ups talk.
 
2007-07-13 02:27:34 PM  
Confabulat: KEEP THAT DAMN CHICKEN QUIET!!!!

OK. That's officially the funniest thing that's been posted on either one of these Crying Plane Baby threads.
 
2007-07-13 02:27:38 PM  
the child...

img248.imageshack.us
 
2007-07-13 02:27:44 PM  
cerberus9
How many of you complaining about crying babies don't turn off your "clever" cell ringtone when you go our in public?

Be honest...


HA SO TRUE!!! DISCOURTESY IS RAPMANT!!!

////I CAN HAS COMMON COURTESY PLEZE
 
2007-07-13 02:27:54 PM  
i25.photobucket.com
 
2007-07-13 02:28:43 PM  
FTFA - "When Sawyer handed him a model Space Shuttle to distract him, Garren flung it to the ground."

Oh, no! He's just being "bubbly!"

/Wonder what Daddy thinks of all this.
 
2007-07-13 02:28:47 PM  
fawlty:

You have yet to act like a grown-up. You have acted like a "everything is about me" child though with no concern for others.
 
2007-07-13 02:28:55 PM  
Why couldn't this mother be a good parent to her screaming, crying, annoying, retarded crotchspawn...

you know, like Andrea Yates
 
2007-07-13 02:29:03 PM  
mikaelhg: Otherwise the passenger next to you could just start urinating on your shared seat, and make the same argument.

Urinating in public is not allowed. Nice comparison...

tweekster: A single person should have the respect for others to not ruin ______ for the masses.

Unless the parent is totally ignoring their crying child, they are not intentionally ruining anything for the masses. Like I said, if a crying kid bothers you that much then bring earplugs. Now quit being so whiny...

ShillinTheVillain: Just have enough respect for your fellow passengers to have some control over your child.

I already asked how you think a parent is supposed to 'control' a crying child. As soon as that air pressure hits just about every baby and toddler on that plane is going to start crying. What do you suggest? And don't tell me that I can't bring my kid on a flight. I've got news for you - if that baby is sharing a seat with the parent then they don't even have to pay to bring the baby on that flight. It's FREE. How's that grab ya?
 
2007-07-13 02:29:07 PM  
Yeah, it was funny.

But it was typical. He didn't pitch a giant fit, he acted a little uncomfortable. It was Good Morning America so chances are he was up before his normal waking time.

The kid's 19 months old, give him a frigging break.
 
2007-07-13 02:29:28 PM  
The kid is acting like a kid on that video, not like a little monster. Nineteen months is still a baby, people.

The main thing that is wrong with this country is that for the last couple decades, people don't let their babies be babies while they're babies. Then they don't teach the kids how to be responsible adults, who take responsibility for their own actions.

And get off my lawn before I set the dogs on you.
 
2007-07-13 02:29:44 PM  
My mother took me on a plane ride from Maine to Florida when I was about this age. I don't remember it but she said I fussed a little about the air in the ears thing. (Fussed means little whimpers, not high-pitched screaming and kicking to the point of needing to be restrained.) I was fine for the rest of the trip down. On the return trip, the air in the ears didn't even bother me.

I have to agree with Tweekster here. You really can tell who the bad parents are based on their defense of a child pitching a hissy fit. Silliness is one thing, brattiness is another. Pitching fits isn't normal behavior, that is spoiled behavior. There is NEVER an excuse, not age, sickness, etc., for a kid to be kicking and screaming until he needs to be held down unless he is a mental patient.

I think when I was little I tried the high pitched scream ONCE (learned it from a spoiled-ass cousin). It was just the once... never again. I'm not necessarily condoning physical discipline for children, but a slap across the face or some Ivory in the mouth the first time a kid pulls something like that pretty much rules out the behavior every happening again. It worked for my brother and I. We never, EVER acted like feral children in public. We always knew what would happen when we got home.

The bottom line is, parents these days have thrown out discipline of any effective kind in favor of the child being his own person. Guess what? That child's person is still being molded, and it's molded by the experiences he has, good or bad. If he learns when he is young that pitching a hissy or throwing things or hitting or biting or backtalking are acceptable, it's pretty much solidified he's going to turn out to be one of the dumb-shiat adults we are so fond of reading about here on Fark.

/end of lecture
 
2007-07-13 02:29:46 PM  
Whoops, sorry, didn't see the previous poster. Dammit! I thought I was original

/FAIL
 
2007-07-13 02:30:12 PM  
Jeffrey, Jeffrey, Jeffrey, Jeffrey, Jeffrey, etc.

//obscure?
 
2007-07-13 02:30:46 PM  
so what the baby cried again - hes like 2 or something right - you guys act like this proves a point.
 
2007-07-13 02:30:50 PM  
When we flew with our 3 year old we would give him a dose of Benadryl just before take off. Our son got to see take off, fiddle around with the controls in the seat, and right about when it got boring to him he would check out for the rest of the flight. Normally I don't condone drugging kids but this was a 5 hour flight so this was best for everybody.
 
2007-07-13 02:31:00 PM  
iconoclastic: Children under the age of 10, pets of all kinds, and anyone over 300 pounds should have to be x-rayed, transported on baggage belts and stored in the cargo hold of the aircraft for flights. The only problem I could possibly see is that after longer flights there might be fewer children and pets when the hold is opened.

Problem?

/Don't worry
//They just make more of them
 
2007-07-13 02:31:23 PM  
pwhp_67:

Intentional or unintentional. How exactly does that matter? Why should everyone else have to adapt to the one problem. Fixing the problem is pretty simple, it costs $7 and is available at walgreens.
 
2007-07-13 02:31:30 PM  
ShillinTheVillain: Having a kid isn't a free pass to walk around with your head up your ass expecting everybody to put up with its shiat because you can't control it.

And having a shiny laptop and a job you hate is no excuse for you to have your head up your arse and not realize that kids will be kids, deal with it, as someone noted before, you do NOT have an unalienable right to not be annoyed, get over it.
 
2007-07-13 02:31:44 PM  
pwhp_67: Urinating in public is not allowed. Nice comparison...

Neither is continuous yelling in a confined space, you dumbass.
 
2007-07-13 02:32:00 PM  
fawlty: ShillinTheVillain: When you are flying 3 times a week from meeting to meeting, there isn't much office time. We aren't all just off visiting our in-laws with precious baby in tow, asshat. Have some decency and control your kid.

Again, toughshiat. That's your problem. Get a new job and STFU.


Wow...just wow.

I hope your little snowflake Skyler is the only thing that you've created. I'd hate for the rest of humanity to be subjected to any more of your darling little crotchfruit.

Remember, your right to have a hell-baby ends when it infringes on my right not to have my eardrums asploded by its screaming. That being said, if you can't keep crotchfruit quiet in public, keep it inside.

You can take a car too. Yeah, I know it sucks, but that's what you get for being a bad parent.

/Doesn't fly much for work anymore.
//Loves it.
///Actually likes kids, but wouldn't have any himself ATM.
 
2007-07-13 02:32:18 PM  
I believe the children are our are future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be
 
2007-07-13 02:32:42 PM  
pwhp_67: I already asked how you think a parent is supposed to 'control' a crying child. As soon as that air pressure hits just about every baby and toddler on that plane is going to start crying. What do you suggest?

Travel by car. Or properly sedate yor child through narcotics, hypnosis, or magic spells.
 
2007-07-13 02:33:42 PM  
Sunny Ray:
Exactly. If I see kids that parents have brought into inappropriate settings, I actually try to curse more and blow smoke into their precious little snowflake faces.


I think that your statement is a bit extreme. How do you plan on getting your MILFman game on if you traumatize the kid who popped out of the very orifice you plan to explore? Women think about these things, so you better make sure that it's at least a classy cigar that you're smoking, and that you at least offer the kid a puff. Anyone can curse, try doing only your curse words in a foreign accent. This works, and the brats have a better chance this way of quickly picking up the words.
 
2007-07-13 02:33:59 PM  
Spoonfed'sBuddy: Businesses are not obligated to serve disruptive customers or to force other customers to tolerate their children's noise.

First of all, that has nothing to do with what I said. And second, well, that has nothing to do with what I said.
 
2007-07-13 02:34:12 PM  
Not that it's a very interesting aside, but during my door-to-door days, I once went into a house, which amongst other things, had a little boy about 3-4 years old.

During the entire time I was in this place, this little boy just stood there, mouth wide open, screaming at the very top of his little lungs.

The parents and the other kids seemed quite oblivious.

Me? I managed to get an order, and excused myself as quickly as I could. Still wonder what it was all about.
 
2007-07-13 02:34:17 PM  
BlackCat23
And having a shiny laptop and a job you hate is no excuse for you to have your head up your arse and not realize that kids will be kids, deal with it, as someone noted before, you do NOT have an unalienable right to not be annoyed, get over it.


I'm assuming you have never flown in coach with the kid playing the drums on the meal tray attached to your seat.
 
2007-07-13 02:34:33 PM  
In response to those who think any person can completely control another:

You cannot force a person to do that which he absolutely refuses to do.

You can inform him of the consequence if he does not do it and follow through with the consequences if necessary, but if the person has no regard for the consequences he still will not do what you want.

I taught my father that lesson before I was three years old and he still talks about it to this day. And it was not for lack of consequences. He firmly believed that sparing the rod spoiled the child. I simply knew that he wouldn't injure me as a consequence and I could put up with anything less than that every once in a while, just to prove that I decided what I was going to do, he wasn't.
 
2007-07-13 02:34:38 PM  
pwhp_67: Unless the parent is totally ignoring their crying child, they are not intentionally ruining anything for the masses. Like I said, if a crying kid bothers you that much then bring earplugs. Now quit being so whiny...

So, if I'm sitting next to you and I "unintentionally" dump my plastic cup of Sprite on you every 10 minutes, it's OK, because, hey, I paid for the seat. If it bothers you so much, wear a raincoat!
 
2007-07-13 02:34:41 PM  
sendtodave: If you don't stop to consider the other passengers that are on that plane, yeah, you are wrong.


Read that again and tell me you make any sense at all.

I have every right to bring a baby/toddler on a flight. The airline selling the tickets is okay with it. It is legal. But if I don't consider the fact that some Nancy-boy like yourself might be disturbed by some crying then I'm somehow in the wrong?

Believe me buttercup, if I had to stop and worry about delicate flowers like yourself I wouldn't get anything done...
 
2007-07-13 02:34:48 PM  
As a parent all I can say is control your child.

There is no "right to fly". That is just stupid. I do think that you should have the purchase price of the ticket reimbursed to you, though.
 
2007-07-13 02:35:10 PM  
So buy earplugs. As long as the airline sells the tickets you need to deal with it. Just like all of us did before our kids were born.

I'm amazed at the number of people that adopt this attitude right after they have kids. Control your children, if they are a major disruption everywhere you go, you are doing something wrong as a parent. Sure it's inconvenient, but it's your responsibility. Parents that make me sit through their screaming kids running around a restaurant because they think they "deserve" to go out like other people but are too inconvenienced to do anything about their kids are just plain lazy parents. If your kids act up and you can't control them, you take them home. You don't make everyone else pay because you're too busy to take care of your children.

Here in Utah the people with shiatloads of kids (yes the mormons) often have this "it takes a village" attitude and they let their children run amok unsupervised in dangerous situations and just assume that if anything bad is going to happen someone else will stop it.

I have kids and grandkids, so don't accuse me of being part of the kidless kidhaters. My daughter does the same thing I did when her kid starts acting up in a restaurant, take him out to the car, and take him home if he doesn't straighten up. The kid is priority one, the kid's impact on everyone else is priority two, and your night out is priority three. You're the one that decided to undertake the responsibility of having kids. If you can't handle that set of priorities, get a sitter.

Realistically, though, kids on airplanes need a bit of slack. Even the most well behaved kid can get out of hand on a long flight and there's just nowhere to go and nothing to do. I fly quite a bit, and I can only remember a couple times where I was bothered by children on a flight, and even then not that much.
 
2007-07-13 02:35:24 PM  
The joy of 2 year olds. Nothing that a shot of Wild Turkey won't fix.
 
2007-07-13 02:35:28 PM  
Confabulat:

best laugh I've had all week
 
2007-07-13 02:36:30 PM  
fawlty: ShillinTheVillain: Get bend, cockbag

Perfect, just what was looking for. As a nominal adult, you get all out of sorts when someone tells you, "hard cheese, sit back, be quiet, quit complaining because you are bothering others." But you expect a 19 month old to behave better than you do when he or she is told the same thing. Take you own advice. Sit down and be quiet and let the grown ups talk.


This was after I was told to "get a new job and STFU" because I get annoyed when a parent lets their kids scream for the entire flight.

Don't get me wrong. I know flying hurts their ears, and I expect some crying and fussing when the pressure changes. That's normal. And most of the time, the parents know how to calm their kids down because they realize that there are other people on the plane besides themselves.

I was referring more in particular to a certain dick who somehow expects everybody to sit by calmly while the kid screams non-stop because Hey, it's a 2 year old, nobody can control a 2 year old, right guys?
 
2007-07-13 02:37:02 PM  
Spoonfed'sBuddy: Businesses are not obligated to serve disruptive customers or to force other customers to tolerate their children's noise.

This is true, but nor are they obligated to remove them if they're being fussy or just a little bit annoying because a few people don't like it, it's a judgment call on the staff's behalf, not yours. UTKnat7: HA SO TRUE!!! DISCOURTESY IS RAPMANT!!!

////I CAN HAS COMMON COURTESY PLEZE


I lol'd

/still haets the rugrats
//no intentions of having any
///uses in-canal earphones on flights, works wonders
 
2007-07-13 02:37:09 PM  
pwhp_67

You have absolutely no concept of social tact or respect for others do you? Just because you have the legal right doesn't mean you are somehow not being an asshole.

But personally I think you enjoy going out of your way to be an asshole just because you can.
 
2007-07-13 02:37:17 PM  
fawlty:
Toughshiat. Do your work in your office and you won't have this problem. I don't have to conform my behavior to meet your expectations and need for silence.


Unless you are forced to travel on short notice (death in family, etc) or you are permanently relocating: do not fly with young children.

Once again: I didn't fly until I was six years old. Why? well:
Ages 0~2: crying, pooping in pants, get cranky in unusual places, ear problems.
Ages 2~3: lacks the ability to do just about anything to entertain themselves quietly and calmly for more than 30 minutes or so. Prone to tantrums.
Ages 3~5: Too much energy and too short an attention span for long flights. Short flights can go smoothly (see supercrackmonkey's posts in all children on airplane threads)
Ages ~6+: can be reasoned with and taught the proper behavior for a plane.
 
2007-07-13 02:38:16 PM  
ShillinTheVillian,

fawlty's from Texas. Might as well argue with a brick wall.
 
2007-07-13 02:39:28 PM  
BlackCat23: And having a shiny laptop and a job you hate is no excuse for you to have your head up your arse and not realize that kids will be kids, deal with it, as someone noted before, you do NOT have an unalienable right to not be annoyed, get over it.

Nice assumption on the job there, moron.

By your logic then, as long as I paid for my ticket, I have the right to down 6 beers and a minibottle of Beam and kick the back of your chair and go LALALALALALALALALALALA the entire flight and you're just going to have to deal with it.
 
2007-07-13 02:40:05 PM  
stiletto_the_wise: If it bothers you so much, wear a raincoat!


That is so ignorant on so many levels I think I'm stunned...

I said that unless the parents were ignoring their kid they were not intentionally trying to bother anyone. The kid has started crying, they are trying to calm it down. What do you suggest they do? Because I'm telling you right now, if you know some magic phrase or something that makes a crying child suddenly all happy you can make a lot of money with that knowledge. Otherwise, don't be such a selfish ass...
 
2007-07-13 02:40:48 PM  
"Oh, you meant that kind of 'fly'"
 
2007-07-13 02:40:54 PM  
dispatch: ShillinTheVillian,

fawlty's from Texas. Might as well argue with a brick wall.


i181.photobucket.com
 
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