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  •  Funny, I actually had to make that choice. (0+ / 0-)

    After being in a plane for 90 minutes waiting for take off because Boston was having problems, with a kid who screamed non-stop the whole time (no, he didn't have an earache because we hadn't taken off; he was just bored and p--if that's the case, I;'d have been sympathetic--pissy and Mom apparently hadn't had the brains to bring things to keep him occupied on the flight), I finally made my flight to Orlando.  And as I placed my luggage in the overhead, I noticed that there was a very young infant--no more than 3 months old--behind me.  My face fell.  

    I grabbed the stewardess and asked to be seated elsewhere because a screaming child had already given me a cluster headache.  She was Not Amused.  She made it plain that I was being unreasonable. This was a flight to Disneyworld.Of course there'd be kids. I told her I didn't hate kids, but there's a 98% chance that a baby will cry loudly and often because of the pressure changes.  And I really, really had a sick headache.

    There were empty seats everywhere, but she placed me, deliberately, with a 350 pound man.   And you know what? I was relieved.  He read his book and I read mine, and there was no one screaming behind me.

    Given a choice between someone overweight and a non-stop crying small infant, I'll take  Mr. Overweight any day.  If it had been Kevin SMith, I'd have told him how much I enjoyed Dogma, then gone back to my book.

    The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

    by irishwitch on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 03:16:52 PM PST

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