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Aug 22nd 2011 7:29PM Nope. Sorry... going to totally disagree with you here. Years ago, I probably wouldn't have seen any good sense in a child harness, but we live in troubled times. Today is the first day of school here in Dallas, Texas. Today alone, two children under the age of 5 were killed by their father while on the way to school, one 5-year-old has gone missing, and in the past week there have been two incidences of attempted kidnappings off the street. Sorry, guys... is it embarrassing? Sure. But I'd rather suffer a little embarrassment, and my toddler arrive safely, with me, at our destination. Safe and sound. Not tortured, raped and murdered. Hold his hand? Absolutely... but what if you have four children to corral while traveling? Nannies? Babysitters? How much money do you yahoos make, annually? Because I certainly don't make enough to have travel-along help. Why don't we just commend the parents who've felt they needed an extra measure of security, knowing they most likely aren't abusive, neglectful, apathetic parents. We have plenty of those, too, here in North Texas.
Mar 1st 2011 11:09PM D A M N ~ he's looking BAD-D-D-D-D!!
Sep 6th 2010 4:15PM This is fantastic! And for myself, no more perfect timing. Sadly, there's a good chance my firm will be laying off even more people, and I may well be one of them. While that's traumatic enough, the thought crossed my mind that I may never have a better opportunity to strike out for far-off horizons than right then. Not that I'm trying to ignore practicalities; in fact, I hope you'll provide some insight into how to plan for and arrange for those home matters that don't just disappear because I decide to backpack across Scotland, or spend the afternoon in a Moroccan market. Not sure how to approach this, and the chance may not actually materialize, but any practical guidance would certainly be appreciated!
Aug 23rd 2010 1:45PM Say what?
Aug 20th 2010 12:13PM Well, Sean, I'd certainly marry you, although I spend more time in debtor's prison than raising champagne glasses.
Aug 19th 2010 1:40PM Perhaps this should be taken as a sign that it's TIME to end such a horrible spectacle.
Jul 13th 2010 12:06PM Lovely. The pilot was TOLD, and he ignored it. Lovely, lovely country.
Apr 22nd 2010 3:48PM What legroom? I haven't had "legroom" in years, and I'm only 5'4".
Apr 22nd 2010 3:45PM Noooo, I have to agree with Ed. I have no problem with seats that recline an inch or two, but those that recline back almost a foot have got to go. I remember being stuck on a cross-Atlantic flight to London with some of the rowdiest, rudest, drunkest Brits I could possibly have been stuck behind. Every one of them reclined completed, drank, hooped and hollared MOST OF THE NIGHT. I literally could not get out of my seat and get past the next passenger in order to get to the aisle and head for the ladies room. It was the most miserable flight and I remember it almost 15 years later. PLEASE do away with those reclining seats!! And no, I can't afford first class because I'm not SPECIAL like you guys.
Jul 12th 2008 11:14PM She looks like a very mannish transvestite... ick!!