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Steve Kelley

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  1. The Saccharine-Free Bakery

    The Saccharine-Free Bakery said, almost 3 years ago

    He’d rather sit next to the Underwear Bomber. Seriously, I hope the parents of today have the sense to calm their crying/fussy children on long haul flights.

  2. faramir 214

    faramir 214 said, almost 3 years ago

    @The Saccharine-Free Bakery

    Oh yes, because all we parents have to do is snap our fingers and the kids are quiet. ( <- sarcasm; in case you missed it) I’m not saying that there aren’t parents who don’t do enough to try to keep their kids quiet. But don’t automatically judge someone just because their kid is crying on a flight and the parent has trouble keeping them quiet.

  3. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    “Seriously, I hope the parents of today have the sense to calm their crying/fussy children on long haul flights.”

    If passenger trains were more affordable, riding the rails would be a better option for kids. I’ve been told it’s the change in air pressure “popping” your ears is what sends the wee ones ballistic.

  4. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 3 years ago

    @Jase99

    A very astute observation Jase.

    Little ones have no idea why the pressure is building or how to fix the problem. They just know it hurts and mommy is suppose to make it stop. Add the noise, the abrupt motion and the tension from parents who are on edge from the daggers being looked their way and you have a very unpleasant situation.

    Tolerance is hard to find, patience even more rare. That is why we call them virtues.

  5. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, almost 3 years ago

    how ’bout the high-pitched screams in resteraunts?(sp)

  6. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Flying used to be exotic, now its a Greyhound bus in the sky.

  7. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, almost 3 years ago

    I just finished a contract for an airport this summer, and while I was walking through the concourse, I noticed it was the day all the kids went home from summer camp, so there must have been close to 700 8-14 year olds running around. Since I had an airport badge on, one of the adult passengers asked me why there were so many children running around. I told him “they have just finished six weeks of summer camp. Now we are loading them up on the first caffeine and sugar highs they’ve had in a month, and then putting them on YOUR plane.”
    He didn’t seem amused.

  8. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, almost 3 years ago

    @The Saccharine-Free Bakery

    He’d rather sit next to the Underwear Bomber. Seriously, I hope the parents of today have the sense to calm their crying/fussy children on long haul flights.
    .
    They don’t

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Excellent response, Fourcrows.


    Actually, there IS a physical problem with little ones, like infants to deal with on flights, but the REAL problem is just like dealing with dogs, bad behavior of older ones is usually the trainer’s fault, not the “dog’s”.

  10. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    You could be a Fox pundit.

  11. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    I told the teacher to slap the kid next to mine, which would frighten him into behaving.

  12. omQ R

    omQ R said, almost 3 years ago

    @The Saccharine-Free Bakery

    “I hope the parents of today have the sense to calm their crying/fussy children on long haul flights.”
    My daughter’s 1st flight was at 6 months. She’s been an absolute pleasure to fly with these past 4 years (we have flown 2 hour flights about 4-5 times a year, mostly between the UK and Austria). We’ve been fortunate. But if you think parents are able to “calm” their crying/fussy children while their ears pop due to the pressure, I’d say you haven’t ever had a child with that problem. It is not something any parent can absolutely control so I am quite tolerant and tune them out if any should happen to be near me. I also recall flying from Jo’burg to Lisbon on 11-12 hour flights. Man, my brother and I were a handful. We were bored beyond tears. We were beyond control, too, despite my parents’ & air-stewards’ sensible precautions. Nowadays I have some fun in watching folks like you, other Astute Social Observers, grind their teeth as they cannot handle the crying kid next to them. I see air-rage (and a jail) in their future. Cheers!

  13. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, almost 3 years ago

    i like flight, flying, planes, but i loathe airports, and airlines. the nickel and dime you on fees on bags, seats, food, drink, etc…how about putting high speed rail? and, the recent news of delays because of flight attendants fighting, love triangle bomb hoax, pilots drunk…

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