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(ABC)   7 year old forgets cherished shirt from his dead father on Delta Airlines flight. Delta A) refuses to look for shirt, B) charges a $75 lost item search fee, or C) has its ground crew dig through the trash from the flight until they find it   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 79
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2013-04-22 03:25:05 PM  
Guess I should have told them that was my "deceased father's" Kindle I left on the plane.

/didn't find it
//probably didn't look
 
2013-04-22 03:31:19 PM  
D) Delta gets $10,000,000 worth of feel-good advertising.
 
2013-04-22 03:33:29 PM  
E) Non union employees go above and beyond...
 
2013-04-22 03:33:50 PM  

miltoncharles: Guess I should have told them that was my "deceased father's" Kindle I left on the plane.

/didn't find it
//probably didn't look


Congratulations, you made a cleaning person very happy with their new Kindle.  A torn t-shirt is of no value to the cleaning crew, and thus went into the trash.
 
2013-04-22 03:34:33 PM  
You'll love the way we dumpster dive.
 
2013-04-22 03:42:05 PM  

Dinki: D) Delta gets $10,000,000 worth of feel-good advertising.


Well, we know this much:  if Dinki had been the Delta employee who got that phone call, that shirt would be in a landfill right now because the whole thing would have been over as soon as he hung up on the kid's mom.
 
2013-04-22 03:47:14 PM  
Did they charge a fee though?
 
2013-04-22 03:47:50 PM  
Good folks. Beers all around.
 
2013-04-22 03:48:23 PM  

Solid State Vittles: You'll love the way we dumpster dive.


Something fetid in the air.
 
2013-04-22 03:48:33 PM  
No matter what profession, there are good people and bad people out there. I love it when good people work together.
 
2013-04-22 03:49:09 PM  
The kid's dad died hanging Xmas lights. For christ's sake. That's just so wrong.
 
2013-04-22 03:49:46 PM  
Delta is awesome. I love their inflight quizzes against the other passengers
 
2013-04-22 03:49:54 PM  
Good for Delta, but kid may be coping in a rather unusual manner.
 
2013-04-22 03:51:15 PM  

jehovahs witness protection: E) Non union employees go above and beyond...


I've ffffffound the threat of being shipped to the intergalactic ssssaltium mines on Epsilon Eridani Sigma works much better than ssssssimply denying the peasants the right to determine their own economic dessssstiny.
 
2013-04-22 03:51:53 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: Good for Delta, but kid may be coping in a rather unusual manner.


Aww. The kid sings the Daddy song (which I've never heard of) to the shirt. Leave him be.
 
2013-04-22 03:52:30 PM  
Sappy tag tipped me off to the right answer.
 
2013-04-22 03:52:56 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: Good for Delta, but kid may be coping in a rather unusual manner.


He's got nothing on this guy
 
2013-04-22 03:53:13 PM  
why not B and C?
 
2013-04-22 03:53:45 PM  
I have a lot of dead people's clothes.  I shop at Goodwill.
 
2013-04-22 03:54:01 PM  
Continental didn't even respond to several emails about my favorite hat back in 01.
 
2013-04-22 03:55:51 PM  

id10ts: Continental didn't even respond to several emails about my favorite hat back in 01.


Continental and United would both rape you with that hat if they could. Delta at least serves the meal first.
 
2013-04-22 03:59:13 PM  
I need to bring this samaurai sword onto the plane. It belonged to my dead father.
 
2013-04-22 03:59:20 PM  
Meh hooray for dodging a PR nightmare?
 
2013-04-22 03:59:45 PM  
good thing it wasn't a guitar
 
2013-04-22 04:00:11 PM  
Hey, an auto-play article!

Dude died hanging lights?  How frickin' high was he?
 
2013-04-22 04:00:26 PM  
I understand this is a sad story.  I don't want to come across as a complete jerk either, but this kid needs some help.  I understand holding on to mementos of a loved one, but if he is attaching himself to an object like this. . .its not mentally healthy at all.
 
2013-04-22 04:00:53 PM  
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2013-04-22 04:01:23 PM  

blatz514: How frickin' high was he?


He smoked two joints before he smoked two joints...and then he smoked two more.
 
2013-04-22 04:02:00 PM  

jehovahs witness protection: E) Non union employees go above and beyond...

My c#nt itches.
 
2013-04-22 04:02:58 PM  

r00tdenied: I understand this is a sad story.  I don't want to come across as a complete jerk either, but this kid needs some help.  I understand holding on to mementos of a loved one, but if he is attaching himself to an object like this. . .its not mentally healthy at all.


The kid's 7 for pete's sake.
 
2013-04-22 04:03:47 PM  

r00tdenied: I understand this is a sad story.  I don't want to come across as a complete jerk either, but this kid needs some help.  I understand holding on to mementos of a loved one, but if he is attaching himself to an object like this. . .its not mentally healthy at all.


He's seven.  If he were 16 and doing this, I'd agree.  But seven-year-olds are still working on their emotional maturity, even without living through one of the secondary plot lines from Gremlins.
 
2013-04-22 04:05:26 PM  
What a wasted opportunity to teach a child about loss.
 
2013-04-22 04:07:07 PM  
Well, considering the sappy tag, I'm going to assume they covered it in maple syrup to match the sweet taste of his tears.
 
2013-04-22 04:07:55 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: What a wasted opportunity to teach a child about loss.


I think that his dad falling and getting killed while trying to hang Christmas lights was probable enough of a lesson for now.
 
2013-04-22 04:08:16 PM  

r00tdenied: I understand this is a sad story.  I don't want to come across as a complete jerk either, but this kid needs some help.  I understand holding on to mementos of a loved one, but if he is attaching himself to an object like this. . .its not mentally healthy at all.


I agree
 
2013-04-22 04:08:42 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I have a lot of dead people's clothes.  I shop at Goodwill.


I prefer to cut out the middleman.
 
2013-04-22 04:08:51 PM  
Delta, Delta, Delta, helped him helped him helped him.
 
2013-04-22 04:09:54 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: blatz514: How frickin' high was he?

He smoked two joints before he smoked two joints...and then he smoked two more.


Or maybe that 2 pounder from the article earlier today.
 
2013-04-22 04:10:38 PM  

noitsnot: The kid's dad died hanging Xmas lights. For christ's sake. That's just so wrong.


That's why I leave my xmas lights up all year.
 
2013-04-22 04:12:43 PM  
I read that as "skirt from his father".  Twice.
 
2013-04-22 04:13:35 PM  

noitsnot: The kid's dad died hanging Xmas lights. For christ's sake. That's just so wrong.


Seriously, I was just What The Fark? They're not calling this kid Lucky.
 
2013-04-22 04:14:16 PM  
Heartwarming story. Not heartwarming enough to get me to fly Delta again, ever, but nice.

Delta is on my airline blacklist along with Air Canada.
 
2013-04-22 04:19:23 PM  
So I guess Delta is trying to change their perception among the public?


AH HA HA HA science.

/funny because it's overexplained
 
2013-04-22 04:20:13 PM  

ace in your face: Delta is awesome. I love their inflight quizzes against the other passengers


-an employee of Delta's marketing department
 
2013-04-22 04:20:42 PM  
The worst thing that ever happened to me was on Christmas.

Oh, God. It was so horrible.  It was Christmas Eve.  I was nine years old. Me and Mom were decorating the tree, waiting for Dad to come home from work. A couple hours went by. Dad wasn't home. So Mom called the office. No answer. Christmas Day came and went, and still nothing. So the police began a search. Four or five days went by. Neither one of us could eat or sleep. Everything was falling apart. It was snowing outside. The house was freezing, so I went to try to light up the fire.

That's when I noticed the smell. The firemen came and broke through the chimney top. And me and Mom were expecting them to pull out a dead cat or a bird. And instead they pulled out my father. He was dressed in a Santa Claus suit. He'd been climbing down the chimney... his arms loaded with presents. He was gonna surprise us. He slipped and broke his neck. He died instantly. And that's how I found out there was no Santa Claus...
 
2013-04-22 04:21:40 PM  

blatz514: Hey, an auto-play article!

Dude died hanging lights?  How frickin' high was he?


Doesn't have to be too high if you fall just right. My dad almost died from falling a single story. Broke pretty much everything from the waist up, traumatic brain injury, all that fun stuff.
 
2013-04-22 04:22:29 PM  

r00tdenied: I understand this is a sad story.  I don't want to come across as a complete jerk either, but this kid needs some help.  I understand holding on to mementos of a loved one, but if he is attaching himself to an object like this. . .its not mentally healthy at all.


O, ffs!  It's a shirt, not an AR-15!
 
2013-04-22 04:23:22 PM  

noitsnot: The kid's dad died hanging Xmas lights. For christ's sake. That's just so wrong.


willypowell.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-04-22 04:24:51 PM  
Ha ha, thanks for making me feel like an asshole for not going back for my daughter's stuffed kitty that she seemed to have dropped on the wrong side of security at the airport yesterday. But she's 8, and I wanted to make the point that kitties don't travel well since they get spooked and run away, leaving her to comfort mommy catty as to how she lost track of her baby.
 
2013-04-22 04:26:58 PM  

God Is My Co-Pirate: Rapmaster2000: I have a lot of dead people's clothes.  I shop at Goodwill.

I prefer to cut out the middleman.


You don't have to cut, just wait for the stiffness to wear off.
 
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