Saturday, November 17, 2007

Signs that Make Sense

Noting the abundance of “NO SMOKING IN LAVATORY” signs on airplanes, New York Times tech columnist David Pogue began to rant: “Above all, is this really the most important bit of bad passenger behavior the airlines worry about? Shouldn’t there be at least one placard that says,

“No jiggling the seat in front of you."


“No blocking the aisle like a clueless idiot while you fiddle with the overhead bin and holding the line of people who are trying to get to their seats?”

In their comments, his readers suggested:

"No on-flight manicures involving nail polish remover."

"Just sit there and don't recline that seat into the passenger-behind-you's knees on a short flight."

"Turn off your cell phone while on the plane even if it is on the ground, unless someone is dying or the contractions are two minutes apart. Nothing is that important."

"It will not kill you if you help the person lift their bags into the overhead bin."

"Traveling with children is not a handicap, it's your choice to let the person in a wheelchair or on crutches board first."

"I don't care who you know, who you are or where you are from. If you have a ticket, stand in line with the rest of us. Otherwise, sit down, shut up, and wait to see if they can take you standby."

Do you have any you'd like to add?

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