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Parents say whiny kid shouldn't have been removed from plane

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by wickedwritah, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    Oh boy ...
  2. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Aw come on, dude...where's your hope? Where's your optimism?
  3. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Who pissed in your corn flakes this morning?

    I taser my kids, I beat them with bats, I throw them down the stairs.

    I just don't spank them.
  4. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    And if by black, you mean white, Jewish and raised by a single mother who was equally effective in her weapons of choice -- the broom or the belt -- I hear ya.
  5. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    My parents had a great solution to this problem: I was 17 before they took me on an airplane.
  6. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Well-Known Member

    I applaud this, because if I was on this plane and it was being delayed, and some kid was acting like a brat, I would have been really REALLY pissed.

    I sometimes want to ask in a restaurant when they ask "smoking or non-smoking" to ask, "Is there a non-child section?"
  7. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    Every year, from the ages of 3-11, I flew with my brother to visit my father, usually to California. Without parental supervision. My mom read us the riot act before we left and said that under no circumstances were we to act inappropriately. And guess what? We behaved.
  8. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    I stand corrected, and that's even worse.

    Anyone who has hit that big bump at 35,000 feet and catalpulted halfway to the cockpit can only imagine what happens to an unsecured baby.
  9. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    I used to go cross country on flights by myself from the age of five on, and my Mom never even said anything, except, "Get on the plane, read your book and listen to the flight attendants."

    They would adopt me, and I'd always get to go up to the cockpit, stuff like that.

    Kids only fuss like that when they are with their parents and have been conditioned to do so.
  10. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    I don't know, 21. I'm thinking there are a ton of car-related baby deaths every year. Are there any unsecured-in-a-plane baby injuries or deaths, to speak of?
  11. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Didn't think this thread would garner so much attention. It's not like there's a presidential speech or anything tonight, I guess ...
  12. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Not the same thing....there are also a ton of car-related adult deaths every year too.

    I'm talking about the strange imbalance between precautions that protect adult airline passengers, and the complete lack of the same precautions for babies. (Also wondering why any parents wouldn't see the potential for serious injury to their children, regardless of rules and regulations.)
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