Icelandic volcano eruption?

Inconvenienced me   1 vote - 14 %
Had no effect on me   4 votes - 57 %
Benefited me   2 votes - 28 %
7 Total Votes
raid and guzzle by Merekat (4.00 / 1) #1 Sun Apr 25, 2010 at 01:12:19 PM EST
Why bother? There'll be another lounge in another airport within the month.
Actually getting enough water to drink otoh...

Hmmm by TheophileEscargot (2.00 / 0) #5 Sun Apr 25, 2010 at 02:11:30 PM EST
If it doesn't feel instinctively wrong to see an open bar full of free booze and a room full of people not diving in, I guess you've become truly Swiss now ;-)

It is unlikely that the good of a snail should reside in its shell: so is it likely that the good of a man should?

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Nah. That is how actually rich people behave. by Tonatiuh (2.00 / 0) #12 Mon Apr 26, 2010 at 01:48:50 PM EST
I on the other hand raid the place whenever I fly business class.

I could not care less what those people may think about it ( it is a neat example of how social pressure works).

A couple of times I even blatantly stole the cutlery, a nice glass, and asked for two small bottles of free champagne to take away with me.

I was shocked to see how much I could get away with (of course when somebody is paying thousands of whatever the local currency is for your seat, all that is small change really).

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Maybe I'm not acquisitive by Merekat (2.00 / 0) #13 Mon Apr 26, 2010 at 03:11:31 PM EST
I have all the cutlery and glasses I need.
Well done on the champagne though:)

It never occurred to me that peer pressure would be involved. When I use lounges travelling to a meeting, I'm too busy working. When I am travelling from, I'm generally too wrecked for anything more than one cold beer. On the plane, I hate feeling dehydrated so stick to water.

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Jourdon Anderson has some class by lm (4.00 / 1) #2 Sun Apr 25, 2010 at 01:19:21 PM EST
``PS. Say howdy to George Carter, and thank him for taking the pistol from you when you were shooting at me.''

That is an excellent way to end the letter.

The bit about protecting the virtue of his daughters was heart-breaking.

``in care of V. Winters, Esq., Dayton, Ohio''

Mr. Winters apparently operated in my hometown. I wonder if that is Valentine Winters who went on to found Winters Savings Bank which was a decent sized local concern when I was growing up. (It's since been bought out by one of the mega-banks.)

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
Awesome! by ammoniacal (4.00 / 1) #3 Sun Apr 25, 2010 at 02:01:17 PM EST
I'm gonna use Bloody Mary stories to drive away the bus stop riff-raff.
BTW, what is the indicator for soap-washed hair?

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

Soap-washed hair by TheophileEscargot (4.00 / 1) #4 Sun Apr 25, 2010 at 02:08:08 PM EST
I don't know, he just thought that a woman's hair looked like it had been washed with kitchen soap.

I'm not sure how widespread shampoo use was around then. My grandfather never used shampoo in his life, always washed his hair with soap, but maybe it was just a product for women.
It is unlikely that the good of a snail should reside in its shell: so is it likely that the good of a man should?

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No effect on me, but... by ana (4.00 / 1) #6 Sun Apr 25, 2010 at 05:53:50 PM EST
I was at a conference with several Brits and some other Europeans, which ended the day of the eruption. Some of them took an extra week getting home. Woods Hole, MA is not San Francisco, but there are way worse places to get stuck.

"And this ... is a piece of Synergy." --Kellnerin

dude! by MillMan (4.00 / 1) #7 Sun Apr 25, 2010 at 07:19:08 PM EST
you forgot me in the list.

How was the trip down to SJ to visit the relatives?

"Just as there are no atheists in foxholes, there are no libertarians in financial crises." -Krugman

Damn! Added now by TheophileEscargot (2.00 / 0) #8 Mon Apr 26, 2010 at 01:55:45 AM EST
They insisted on driving up to see me instead! I took them out for a meal, was good to see them.
It is unlikely that the good of a snail should reside in its shell: so is it likely that the good of a man should?
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Business class seats by Scrymarch (2.00 / 0) #9 Mon Apr 26, 2010 at 04:15:13 AM EST
... are still pretty sweet at 6'2" / 180 cm.

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Jet Lag by ks1178 (2.00 / 0) #10 Mon Apr 26, 2010 at 06:51:34 AM EST
I've always found going US to Europe, a lot better than Europe to the US as far as jet lag goes.

I went BA business class by nebbish (4.00 / 1) #11 Mon Apr 26, 2010 at 07:21:25 AM EST
Last time I flew. It was a small plane and a short haul flight so we were just curtained off at the front. Much better food, and a really nice bottle of Cotes de Rhone, but I didn't think it was worth it for a short flight.

Thing is, I fly so infrequently that the whole thing is dead exciting and fun for me anyway. Luxuries are just a distraction from pressing my nose against the window for the whole flight.

It's political correctness gone mad!