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(Daily Mail)   Parents of 14-week-old twins hand out bags of candy and ear plugs along with a preemptive apology note to passengers on airplane   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 126
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2012-09-04 08:42:15 PM
Clever. I like it.

They get a pass and will be allowed to live.
 
2012-09-04 08:44:21 PM
It's amazing how being thoughtful and kind is such a rarity that it makes the news.
 
2012-09-04 08:45:12 PM
CSB: Some friends of mine did something similar on a flight to Australia....but they just handed out ear plugs.
 
2012-09-04 08:54:37 PM
Less punchable. They realize there might be a problem and are at least trying to do something about it.
 
2012-09-04 08:56:34 PM
They should have handed out mini bottles of Booze.

Or better yet put one in the kids sippy cup.
 
2012-09-04 09:10:23 PM
It makes them less punchable. They are making an effort.
 
2012-09-04 09:28:05 PM
Yeah, I gotta go with less punchable. The apology tipped the scale on that. At least they are taking the plight of their fellow passengers into account.
 
2012-09-04 09:35:05 PM
Also, 14 WEEKS subby. Weeks.
 
2012-09-04 09:48:34 PM

The_Sponge: CSB: Some friends of mine did something similar on a flight to Australia....but they just handed out ear plugs.


Read the note the parents included in each bag of candy. They not only give their seat numbers, but offer ear plugs too.
 
2012-09-04 09:50:16 PM
You know, condoms are cheaper than becoming a meme.
 
2012-09-04 10:46:10 PM
You know, now that I read Reddit, I'm starting to realize just how many of these kind of stories come out of that place. It's devoid of all actual news content, but it excels at human interest and funny pictures. It's like what CNN will be in five years.
 
2012-09-04 11:54:54 PM
I might let them live.

/baby back ribs though......
 
2012-09-04 11:55:47 PM

Bathia_Mapes: The_Sponge: CSB: Some friends of mine did something similar on a flight to Australia....but they just handed out ear plugs.

Read the note the parents included in each bag of candy. They not only give their seat numbers, but offer ear plugs too.


My question is: how did they know where they were going to be sitting? The last few times I've flown I haven't known where I was going to be until well after I entered the airport. Do they have a different procedure for people flying with young children that lets them know their seat numbers in advance?
 
2012-09-05 12:02:43 AM
Very cool of them, though I would have thrown in a couple of Xanax as well, because, well flying sucks in general.
 
2012-09-05 12:04:14 AM
That's fantastic.  Due to your thoughtfulness, your babies will get parachutes as I toss them out the escape hatch.
 
2012-09-05 12:15:52 AM
How do you not know where you are sitting unless you buy the ticket last moment or fly standbye? Every single time I've booked a flight I've gotten to choose my seat. The earlier I book the more seats are open so the more choices are available.

Unless you go through a travel agency. I don't know if they let you choose your seats.
 
2012-09-05 12:36:38 AM
It makes them more thoughtful and less punchable. Sometimes, parents with babies need to fly somewhere.

I don't mind the babies so much, but there was this one couple with a three year old who was screaming for fun and the parents were playing it up like they were happy noises that made the plane full of joy. Like flight attendant intervention twice, kinda loud. But again, I had more of a problem with the parents.
 
2012-09-05 12:55:13 AM
I think that's pretty forward-thinking of the parents...and I loved the descriptions (portable milk machine and diaper changer)...but I still don't understand the anger constantly aimed at parents flying with children.
 
2012-09-05 01:20:36 AM
Can I counter their proposal with a pair of ball-gags?
 
2012-09-05 01:42:11 AM

sirgrim: Can I counter their proposal with a pair of ball-gags?


They make noise-cancelling headphones, someone could make a bundle by inventing a noise-cancelling mask of some sort.
 
2012-09-05 02:37:46 AM

fusillade762: My question is: how did they know where they were going to be sitting? The last few times I've flown I haven't known where I was going to be until well after I entered the airport. Do they have a different procedure for people flying with young children that lets them know their seat numbers in advance?


I fly with no one else, and it's rare that my seat assignment changes between my day before check-in and when I actually board the plane. The only time I don't know my seat # is if I can't check in online the day before.
 
2012-09-05 05:05:42 AM

fusillade762: Bathia_Mapes: The_Sponge: CSB: Some friends of mine did something similar on a flight to Australia....but they just handed out ear plugs.

Read the note the parents included in each bag of candy. They not only give their seat numbers, but offer ear plugs too.

My question is: how did they know where they were going to be sitting? The last few times I've flown I haven't known where I was going to be until well after I entered the airport. Do they have a different procedure for people flying with young children that lets them know their seat numbers in advance?



... Really? A lot of airlines let you choose your seats when you make your reservation. Sure changes happen, but generally if you select your seat when you book it stays the same.
 
2012-09-05 05:15:55 AM

GAT_00: You know, now that I read Reddit, I'm starting to realize just how many of these kind of stories come out of that place. It's devoid of all actual news content, but it excels at human interest and funny pictures. It's like what CNN will be in five years.


Then you should search for subreddits you are interested in and get your news elsewhere. The stuff on the front page is garbage.
 
2012-09-05 05:17:20 AM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Yeah, I gotta go with less punchable. The apology tipped the scale on that. At least they are taking the plight of their fellow passengers into account.



Agreed. :)
 
2012-09-05 05:19:35 AM

sirgrim: Can I counter their proposal with a pair of ball-gags?


I was just going to offer some noise-cancelling duct tape.
 
2012-09-05 05:23:52 AM
That's respectable. I don't care about kids, noise, etc., on a flight because it's no effort to tune them out, but that would earn at least a drink from me in return.
 
2012-09-05 05:24:53 AM

GAT_00: You know, now that I read Reddit, I'm starting to realize just how many of these kind of stories come out of that place. It's devoid of all actual news content, but it excels at human interest and funny pictures. It's like what CNN will be in five years.


The worls is so full of a number of things,
that I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings.
And you know how happy kings are.
 
2012-09-05 05:28:58 AM
Make some real money and buy your own plane. Problem solved.
You don't see Fark threads about people who's days are ruined by a baby on a Greyhound bus or subway.
If you are not at least in first class, you are putting on airs if you complain about anything short of depressurization at 25,000 feet.
 
2012-09-05 05:29:12 AM
No Jeffrey's allowed!
 
2012-09-05 05:42:30 AM
Long as the air marshal is still gonna subdue and taze them if they get disruptive, I'd say that's okay.
 
2012-09-05 05:43:15 AM
Good move. They are trying, and at 14 weeks, there is really no chance of reasoning with the crotchdroppings to get them to behave.

My issue usually is not with the kid. My issue is with the parents who sit idly by while their kids run rampant, because, hey, it doesn't bother them any that their kid is stabbing you in the eyeball with a fork. The other thing is that as soon as I grab some misbehaving rugrat and throw him down and curbstomp him until there is nothing left but a grease slick, all of a sudden I'M the bad guy.

When your kids misbehave, punish them immediately through the employment of acute pain. Pretty soon, they will learn to behave right proper. Parents who let their kids bother others are inconsiderate assholes, all.
 
2012-09-05 05:47:26 AM

Big Dave: Make some real money and buy your own plane. Problem solved.
You don't see Fark threads about people who's days are ruined by a baby on a Greyhound bus or subway.
If you are not at least in first class, you are putting on airs if you complain about anything short of depressurization at 25,000 feet.


Or...
I don't want to be on this flight anyway, but my company is sticking me on a flight to Anchorage, which is bad enough, but to make matters worse, your little brat is unleashing unholy sounds and odors the likes of which can be described only as the emanations of a dark demon lord, whilst trapped 25k feet in the air in a tiny metal tube with wings. It's great that you're taking your kid to go see grandma, but the plane goes both ways and none of us signed up to deal with your hellspawn.

/a bit dramatic, but I promise it's less rant and more perspective.
//yeah... I'm that guy. Gonna get flamed. Bring it...
 
2012-09-05 05:57:15 AM
May I punch the grandparents for not flying to visit the newborns instead?

/I may be the only person the read the entire article.
 
2012-09-05 06:06:58 AM

david_gaithersburg: May I punch the grandparents for not flying to visit the newborns instead?


As someone who is about to fly my toddler halfway across the world because my parents won't fly out to meet their only grandchild... yes... yes please do punch the grandparents.
 
2012-09-05 06:08:34 AM

Big Dave: Make some real money and buy your own plane. Problem solved.
You don't see Fark threads about people who's days are ruined by a baby on a Greyhound bus or subway.
If you are not at least in first class, you are putting on airs if you complain about anything short of depressurization at 25,000 feet.


^^
That.

Quit whining.
 
2012-09-05 06:15:13 AM
I'd say less punchable - they're making an effort at least. And hey, Jolly Ranchers! :)

If the kids are 14 weeks, there is going to be crying, it's unavoidable. When I first saw the tagline, I read it as 14 YEARS old and thought "No, those parents need to be punched for letting their teens get that bad." But 14 WEEKS is totally different.

And again: Jolly Ranchers!
 
2012-09-05 06:21:07 AM
Not punchable at all subby. It sounds as if they are good parents with some awareness.
Parents of 6 year old seat kickers are another story.
 
2012-09-05 06:25:03 AM
FTA:

'Really? You don't find this to be overkill?' one user chimed in.

Really? Is there anything that the parents (or anyone) can do to please you? At least they were considerate.
 
2012-09-05 06:25:48 AM

granolasteak: I think that's pretty forward-thinking of the parents...and I loved the descriptions (portable milk machine and diaper changer)...but I still don't understand the anger constantly aimed at parents flying with children.


I never really got angry about kids on the plane until I moved to Korea. Parents here treat their kids like they shiat gold. Try flying from LA to Korea and you'll have tons of kids on the flight who don't stop making some kind of racket. The parents just laugh and act like their kid is the cutest thing in the world. At least in the US parents will usually try to keep their kids quiet, aside from a few asshats. Speaking of flying with Koreans, the adults can be just as noisy. I just flew from the Philippines back to Korea. Adults were having conversations from five rows away. It's like they have absolutely no concept of common courtesy and that they can act in an airplane as if it is the same as the local bar.
 
2012-09-05 06:26:50 AM
Kids make noise and or stink at times. As long as the parent is trying to stop the kid from doing that instead of just ignoring it, get over it.
 
2012-09-05 06:29:10 AM
MUCH more punchable. They know the discomfort thier kids will cause and they think its amusing to hand out candy and earplugs.
 
2012-09-05 06:43:28 AM

EnviroDude: No Jeffrey's allowed!


But... I'm four years old...

:)
 
2012-09-05 06:49:20 AM
Babies on a flight can be annoying, but I don't have a real issue with it because they're babies and there's not a whole lot a parent can do other than feed, comfort and hold them. I know, some of you will say "Don't fly until the children are older," but parents of babies aren't always taking them on a vacation, they're usually taking them to see relatives.

What I do have an issue with are children from 4-9 years old that misbehave. Sorry, if you're old enough to sing Barney songs over and over and over again (this actually happened to me on a cross-country flight), you're old enough to STFU when told to do so (in the case of the Barney-singing girl, someone said something to the mom and she finally shut the kid up about 30 minutes into the flight). On another flight, there was nearly a fistfight on a flight I took from Jackson Hole last year when the parent of a 6 year-old wouldn't STFU (crying, talking loudly, etc) and a couple people complained directly to the mom. When the plane stopped in Chicago for our connecting flight, a man sitting directly in front of the kid started chewing out the parents for not controlling their brat. Dad took exception, flight attendants stepped in and peace was restored before it got really ugly. I honestly can't blame the guy as a lot of people felt the same way.
 
2012-09-05 07:03:01 AM

SuwonROKs: I never really got angry about kids on the plane until I moved to Korea. Parents here treat their kids like they shiat gold. Try flying from LA to Korea and you'll have tons of kids on the flight who don't stop making some kind of racket. The parents just laugh and act like their kid is the cutest thing in the world


Friendly tip: Don't ever come to China. The phrase "little emperor" is not just a phrase but a way of life. One child with 2 parents and 4 grandparents is helping to create a nation of lazy, indolent brats with no discipline whatsoever. I regularly see shiat in public that I would have gotten belted for - little kids throwing temper tantrums, screaming at or even hitting their parents - with no reaction from the adults whatsoever.

/besides, when flying from the west coast to Asia you should be aiming for the late-night flights from LAX, so the brats are asleep for most of it anyway
 
2012-09-05 07:07:14 AM

AbbeySomeone: Not punchable at all subby. It sounds as if they are good parents with some awareness.
Parents of 6 year old seat kickers are another story.


Hey, can we combine a thread complaining about kids on planes with one complaining about people reclining their seats?

I was on a flight with my then 5 year old and there was an open seat in the middle of the row in front of us. So we put the 5 year old in the middle so any seat kicking doesn't bother anyone, and I'm in the window.

Then the 5'2 twenty two year old chick in front of me decides to recline her chair back all the way, into my knees. So I swap places with the 5 year old and figure i wouldn't worry about any kicking.

/he sadly only got a couple kicks in, apparently the constant "keep your feet down" is starting to sink in, but she did look annoyed a little bit at one point.
 
2012-09-05 07:15:39 AM

schief2: SuwonROKs: I never really got angry about kids on the plane until I moved to Korea. Parents here treat their kids like they shiat gold. Try flying from LA to Korea and you'll have tons of kids on the flight who don't stop making some kind of racket. The parents just laugh and act like their kid is the cutest thing in the world

Friendly tip: Don't ever come to China. The phrase "little emperor" is not just a phrase but a way of life. One child with 2 parents and 4 grandparents is helping to create a nation of lazy, indolent brats with no discipline whatsoever. I regularly see shiat in public that I would have gotten belted for - little kids throwing temper tantrums, screaming at or even hitting their parents - with no reaction from the adults whatsoever.

/besides, when flying from the west coast to Asia you should be aiming for the late-night flights from LAX, so the brats are asleep for most of it anyway


They are raising spoiled lazy boys that have very few potential wives to choose from. The available females can be picky. This amuses me.
 
2012-09-05 07:19:03 AM

granolasteak: I think that's pretty forward-thinking of the parents...and I loved the descriptions (portable milk machine and diaper changer)...but I still don't understand the anger constantly aimed at parents flying with children.


Easy. Children result from sex. The idiots who like to get all self-righteously irate about "crotchfruit" aren't having sex (their personalities make excellent contraceptives) and don't like to be reminded of the fact. Hence the outrage.
 
2012-09-05 07:21:54 AM

SuwonROKs: I never really got angry about kids on the plane until I moved to Korea. Parents here treat their kids like they shiat gold. Try flying from LA to Korea and you'll have tons of kids on the flight who don't stop making some kind of racket. The parents just laugh and act like their kid is the cutest thing in the world. At least in the US parents will usually try to keep their kids quiet, aside from a few asshats. Speaking of flying with Koreans, the adults can be just as noisy. I just flew from the Philippines back to Korea. Adults were having conversations from five rows away. It's like they have absolutely no concept of common courtesy and that they can act in an airplane as if it is the same as the local bar.


Foreigners, eh. How dare they have different cultural norms from the US?
 
2012-09-05 07:21:55 AM
I don't get mad at people traveling with kids. Sometimes, you have to travel. I get mad at people who take little kids to restaurants. if you have kids, your social life is on hold for 3-4 years.
 
2012-09-05 07:28:39 AM

schief2:

Friendly tip: Don't ever come to China.


That was all you needed to say.

/sorry, have had some bad trips there in the past
 
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