Saturday, September 27, 2014

Passenger shaming

I was reading this article on passenger shaming photos and it reminded me of two interesting people I encountered on flights.

On a solo flight to Kansas many years ago I sat next to a woman who had brought a feast with her on the plane. She reached into her purse and pulled out two turkey legs. Not small chicken legs but giant turkey legs. Then she pulls out a tupperware container that is filled with deviled eggs. And last but not least she brought a small bottle of paprika which she starting sprinkling on her eggs. I was kind of impressed but also grossed out. How did she get all this food through security?

My first trip to Florida was in early spring. This means you layer so when you get off the plane in Florida you're not dying of heat stroke. When the pilot announced that we were making our decent into Orlando the guy next to me stood up and ripped off his pants revealing shorts underneath. He was wearing those Adidas snap pants. If you've never seen these they look like track pants but they snap all the way up on either side of the legs. I turned to him and said "you are definitely ready for Florida". He agreed.


  1. Dude, Ginny!!! That guy was Magic Mike!!!

  2. Okay, so I was all visualizing this woman having two big old turkey legs with deviled eggs AND paprika from her purse, but then you go into the snap pants story, and food woman is but a distant memory!

  3. Wow, that is a lot of food. I figure I'm well prepared and thinking ahead if I remember to throw a granola bar into my purse before heading out for the day. I love that she had a bottle of paprika!