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Jun 9th 2010 11:51AM Obviously the local ones from "Fox and Farmer" aren't on the internet. They have songs! They have talking dogs, talking cars, a helicopter, and knockoff Transformers! One is a big fat gray-headed guy, the other a skinny little guy. It's really, really bad.
The only worse one is possibly the Tax Masters (okay, Roni Deutch comes in close) with Patrick Cox. Big redhaired guy with a neckbeard whose expression does not change at all while he is talking, and it is painfully obvious that he is hurrying to read off of a TelePrompTer.
And yes, I have seen way too much daytime television...
Apr 2nd 2010 12:08PM Come on, make it float! I've been waiting since I was five to have the BTTF flying skateboard.
Apr 2nd 2010 12:30AM 1.B
And here's to waiting with crossed fingers!
Mar 19th 2010 12:09AM "You must have been gorgeous when you were younger."
Sir, what lovely country hams you have for hands.
Dec 19th 2009 11:06PM Okay, no, just no. Nickelback is horrid. If it his mullet wasn't bad enough, the lead singer's voice sounds like Rod Stewart after a bender on Drano. And I like Rod Stewart.
They're cliches- from the hard-rawking-with-a-heart attempt (the 1980s ran that one to death) to the attempt-to-be-deep lyrics... it's just bad. I shelve them with Fall Out Boy, Limp Bizkit and Creed: bands whose limited musical talent was eclipsed by their egocentric members or by their attempts to be hardcore/meaningful.
As for playing fast, one of my guitarist friends put it this way on reading the comment: "Playing fast is a matter of practice, not speed. Anyone who practices a song enough can play fast. If the song is s***, well, no amount of speed can help that."
Dec 13th 2009 3:59PM How wonderfully sexist of you. The woman is irate, therefore she must be PMSing. People like you disgust me.
That out of the way, yes, believe it or not, airlines will respond to customer service complaints. Especially if someone took the time to write a formal letter in this day and age. A friend of mine was an FA on an airline, and a few months into the job she encountered a passenger who she said came onto the plane disgruntled, and that it went downhill from there. The problem occurred when she was unable to provide him with the drink he wanted: precisely, he wanted Grapette, and they didn't have any. He proceeded to throw a fit and act petulant the entire flight, almost requiring them to call the captain. Afterward he wrote an email to the airline, and the entire cabin crew ended up being reprimanded for it (that is, not having the appropriate drink and how it was said they handled it); since my friend had been on the job for just a short time, her job was on the line. Now, I'm not taking my friend's side. I don't know the whole story. But I know she put herself through college as a waitress, and knows customer service, and I don't see her being belligerent. Presuming that these folks don't face any consequences for their behavior in-flight is naive, and frankly, willfully ignorant.
Oct 16th 2009 11:57AM I think she means to not ask for a FREE drink, but then, I just might be misunderstanding her.
Oct 16th 2009 11:50AM At the risk of sounding like a Puritan (and as someone who, admittedly, enjoys a beer on her long-haul flights) I really think that in flight, especially in coach, there should be a two- or three-drink limit. I've seen someone get dehydrated AND drunk from imbibing too much alcohol on a plane, as well as the usual instances of someone being a drunken fool. In the air there's no way for me to walk away like I can in the ballpark, at a concert, etc., and while I don't think alcohol should be removed from flights (even though it would make life so much easier on everyone involved in many cases), I do believe that it should be limited however, and that the limits should be enforced. Conservatively, half of the problems I have seen on the flights I've been on were directly caused by one passenger's alcohol overconsumption and subsequent inability to act like a (civilised) human being.
Aug 13th 2009 2:16PM "with a hinged opening at the top instead of the more common, screw lids."
Is anyone but me bothered by the unnecessary comma after common?
Aug 6th 2009 11:00AM Ohhh Heather... yet another reason I could NEVER be an F/A, and respect the hell out of people who ARE. My very first international flight, I sat in the VERY back of coach (where I prefer because of my own neuroses :)) and there were two free seats behind me. I asked the very nice F/A if I might have one of those, since sitting way in the back tends to calm my fear of flying. She said they were reserved for two F/As (four all total, two on either of the last row of windows in the cabin) who had to fly out pretty much as soon as we hit the ground.As with your incident, some folks started causing a spoiled-child fuss whenever the two F/As arrived on my side of the plane. The F/A I had spoken to (a very kindly, almost grandmotherly woman in her midfifties) explained, as if to a very small child, what the seats were reserved for. She didn't take this tone with me, and I can only assume it's because I asked politely instead of standing up DURING taxiing to start problems.
Personally, I'd have given the offender(s) on your flight a lecture-lesson in basic damn courtesy- and how to use the online seat choice function that's available on pretty much every airline out there today! I never fail to get ta seat I enjoy when I fly (which is as far back as possible, never in the middle on a large flight) because I ALWAYS choose my seats immediately after the purchase of the ticket, and then go one step further to call and confirm with the airlines that those seats ARE under my name. It's a little trouble that goes a long way, and prevents me from looking like an ass on a flight when my "preferred" seating arrangement (what a joke for someone like me who flies maybe once or twice a year) isn't available.