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(Uproxx)   "And then I told Tina Fey to give those kids some Benadryl." - Frequent flyer with zero f*cks to give   (uproxx.com) divider line 70
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2013-02-28 07:04:35 PM  
I don't mind loud/annoying kids too much.  They're kids.  You can only do so much in keeping them behaved.

I do mind some parents.  Specifically, the ones that whine at their kids.  One month in Colorado I ran into a slew of parents whining at their kids about how they were making them look bad and basically trying to guilt their kids into acting better (and half the time, the kids were barely acting out.  Just tugging on their mother's pants while she listened to headphones or something.)

Don't guilt your kids.
 
2013-02-28 07:08:57 PM  

Jabberocknroll: America is the only the country I know of where people regard children as the plague.


The guy turned around and said "You know, you can give them Benadryl" while the kid was acting up on a plane.

Unless you're responding to a completely set of facts, I wouldn't exactly call that "regarding children as the plague".  But if that's what you were referring to, you should really try traveling out of Texas every once in awhile.  It gets a lot worse than that, probably even in your own neighborhood.
 
2013-02-28 07:12:14 PM  

LemSkroob: I hate kids on planes (well, i just plain hate kids), but when booking a flight to Orlando, you have to know what to expect. Therefore, stay the hell out of Orlando.


I'm an Orlandoanite who travels a fair amount on business. Bless all of you for bringing your spawn here, and propping up our local economy - but in the future, pray run with the Benadryl suggestion above.

Kids coming to town are awesome; it's fun to talk to families who're eager to play, as I slip them hidden-Mickey tips and such. (Best one is the Norway pavilion mural at Epcot.)

It's the flights out that involve the screechers. I've found that first wings out of town any given morning keep that to a tolerable minimum. With noise-cancelling headphones at the ready.
 
2013-02-28 07:25:19 PM  

fustanella: It's the flights out that involve the screechers. I've found that first wings out of town any given morning keep that to a tolerable minimum. With noise-cancelling headphones at the ready.


shiat if I was 3 and leaving the happiest place on Earth I'd be a little biatchy too.

Only flown maybe 4 times, a baby fussed maybe 2 hours on one 4 hour flight.  It sucked, but I had an ipod with me, and a book, and was still in wonder at the fact that I was hurtling through the air at hundreds of miles per hour (I was 25  at the time).  I can see how it would all get old really quickly though.

I was the 1 kid in 10,000 Benadryl makes hyper. I assume that wasn't discovered during a point where my mom was trying to drug me, or else I'm sure I would have heard that story.
 
2013-02-28 07:36:29 PM  
I love these threads where parents try to justify bringing an infant on a plane to a tropical island. Yeah- that's farking appropriate.

/call gramma and LEAVE THEM HOME YOU SELF-IMPORTANT CRETINS
 
2013-02-28 07:55:59 PM  

Tricky Chicken: factoryconnection: An experienced mother still trying to look dignified while handling a trantruming child?  Kudos for trying, lady.  I go one of two ways: bear-hug for short distances to get a kid outside, or dangle by the ankle(s) to avoid their flying hands, teeth, and nut-kicking Stride Rites.

I have no shame... they are in a different zone and I treat them as a hazard to be contained at that point.

/Loves Tina Fey

She is hotish, and her 30 Rock work was good.  But, her entire SNL career was one prolonged 'Bush is dumb.' joke rewritten over and over.  It was so bad that Nobody has been able to cite 3 episodes when Bush was president that she didn't include the same joke.  Actually, I'd be impressed if you could find 2 (so far I haven't found a second).


Bush was so dumb that even five years later there's still a massive deficit on how many 'Bush is dumb' jokes he deserves.
 
2013-02-28 09:06:25 PM  

Jabberocknroll: America is the only the country I know of where people regard children as the plague.


I'm certain there are many people in many other countries who regard American children as the plague.

/Mine is ADD, OCD
//We don't fly...we drive.
 
2013-02-28 09:34:05 PM  

Jabberocknroll: America is the only the country I know of where people regard children as the plague.


Sounds like you have no kids, but you want and need them so badly.  Grass isn't always greener on the other side.
 
2013-02-28 09:53:54 PM  

Jabberocknroll: America is the only the country I know of where people regard children as the plague.


You're tired all the time, broke from the never ending medical bills and the only people you can be around are those with the same condition. It's not that far off come to think of it.
 
2013-03-01 12:48:48 AM  

Jabberocknroll: America is the only the country I know of where people regard children as the plague.


You are right. 'STD' is a far more appropriate label.
 
2013-03-01 08:24:38 AM  

Dafatone: I don't mind loud/annoying kids too much.  They're kids.  You can only do so much in keeping them behaved.

I do mind some parents.  Specifically, the ones that whine at their kids.  One month in Colorado I ran into a slew of parents whining at their kids about how they were making them look bad and basically trying to guilt their kids into acting better (and half the time, the kids were barely acting out.  Just tugging on their mother's pants while she listened to headphones or something.)

Don't guilt your kids.


Some parents have had to add another weapon to the parenting arsenal since we're supposed to be a kinder, gentler parent.  We've never guilted our kids into anything, but we do not tolerate misbehavior.  Kids who are assholes in public do not recognize or have not been shown the consequences to their behavior.  I have not run into my kids having bad behavior in public, even with a special needs kid that, between the ages of 3-6, was essentially deemed uncontrollable by the likes of many a school and after-school care professional.  There are ways to behave and they were taught how to do so early on.  First plan trip, the youngest was less than 1 and the spec needs was 2.  Not a problem if you have a device that plays videos, a window seat, snacks and gee, I don't know, the willingness to engage your kids when they start to look like they are getting bored with the concept of sitting still for 4 hours.   Kids should not get a pass on bad behavior because they are kids.  Ever.

csb:  On a flight with my father when I was 7 or 8, there was an unruly kid in the seat behind us having tantrums, kicking the seat, you name it.  After about 10 minutes of this my father had enough, knelt up in his seat and said to the kid, loud enough for both parents to hear it, "Alright, if you don't stop this crap, I am going to have to come back there and kick your daddy's ass."  Pops was a competitive power-lifter at the time and had a rather intimidating presence about him.  I looked around and saw nothing but other people on the flight smirking in agreement.  Kid was quiet the rest of the flight.
 
2013-03-01 09:59:55 AM  

Jim_Callahan: If your kid can be classified as an "infant", then don't take them flying in the first place. They can't clear their Eustachian tubes manually so they'll be in physical pain for 90% of the flight, you negligent moron.


Breast-fed infants with their mothers are a notable exception to your absolute rule.  Turns out all that suckling does a fine job of valsalva maneuvering and ear-clearing.  Yet another reason to support breastfeeding, even in *GASP* public.  Our 2nd sleep-nursed for an entire red-eye from SEA to ATL once.  That was bliss for all involved.

The My Little Pony Killer: A parent handling their child looks infinitely more dignified than one who allows them to cause problems for others.


I don't get people that let their kids do whatever the hell they want in public.  I understand that it is MUCH easier to just say "f*ck it" because keeping two or three little ones in line at a restaurant (for example) requires constant effort and attention, but so does driving.  Strangers praise us for our kids' behavior, so I know I'm doing it right, but it should be the norm.  Tina Fey obviously wasn't letting this tantrum slide, either, so good on her.

/Not talking about white-tablecloth restaurants
 
2013-03-01 10:04:23 AM  
I get it, you got kids.

FFS. I wish Tina Fey would STFU & GTFO already. Loved 30'rock and her as well, but every time she has been in front of a mic its "blahblahblha my kids looked at the sun,blah,blah my kids blah"
 
2013-03-01 10:28:17 AM  
Our pediatrician called Paragoric the "Hammer".  Daughter was colicky as a baby, wife was going to take a 4-5 hour train trip to visit MIL.  Dr. gave her the Hammer for the trip.  No problems.

Also, used to live in Orlando and was a 100K/yr FF'er.  Kids were usually wired, but happy on the trips to Orlando... the tips out of Orlando, cranky, tired, overstimulated.  Fortunately I was usually upgraded to First Class due to FF status.  Back in steerage, folks were not so lucky.
 
2013-03-01 11:17:07 AM  
My daughter loves to fly, and behaves just fine. Restaraunts too. We just have one kid though, and have made sure to teach her to behave properly in public.

Give me the stink-eye just for bringing her, though? You'll get it right back.  Not all kids are the same. Don't like 'em? Too Farkin Bad.
 
2013-03-01 04:46:11 PM  
Gravol suppository...forget to take the foil off just once and all you'll have to do is show em the box...
 
2013-03-01 05:03:51 PM  

ItsJustJake: Give me the stink-eye just for bringing her, though? You'll get it right back. Not all kids are the same. Don't like 'em? Too Farkin Bad.


Can I just say one thing?

F**K YOU.
 
2013-03-01 05:40:05 PM  

4 lives down 5 to go: I get it, you got kids.

FFS. I wish Tina Fey would STFU & GTFO already. Loved 30'rock and her as well, but every time she has been in front of a mic its "blahblahblha my kids looked at the sun,blah,blah my kids blah"


Teaparty butthurt usually explains people who are as taste free as you are, but you claim to have enjoyed a show she created, co produced, starred in and wrote for for 7 years.  Is it the Sarah Palin thing or what is it?
 
2013-03-02 05:07:13 AM  
A few times when I have flown out of Mexico City, I end up sitting in the row with a rich mom with a kid.
On the multiple occasions this has happened, the mom always brought something for herself, book, magazine, etc.
They bring NOTHING for the kid to do.
Nothing.

I always book a window seat because I like to take a lot of pictures, and on my last flight, I had to listen to the mom, with the kid with nothing to do, biatch at the skywaitress because I had the window seat.

This mom was going off on the skywaitress, telling her the kid deserved the window, saying I was a horrible person, and she thought I didn't understand Spanish.
Um, well I speak Spanish fluently, so I started defending myself, so the skywaitress offered drinks to anyone with a window seat who wanted to switch with this idiot mom.

Another time a mom kept her kid occupied by letting her drink (no lie) 5 cans of soda.
Yea, that's what a kid with nothing to do needs, sugar and caffeine.

I know, CSS, but MAJOR KUDOS to the parents who at least try to keep their kids happy on a flight!
 
2013-03-02 08:11:32 AM  

robohobo: My wife still talks about her childhood love of Orange Triaminic.


b/c that stuff actually tastes* good! I looked forward to taking it as a kid, unlike vile robitussin.

*haven't had it in decades so not sure if it would still taste good to me...
 
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