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2 minutes ago, mjmooney said:

You talk to strangers? Good grief, what are you... some sort of American? 

(Seriously, yeah, so do I). 

:) 

Funny you say that but when i contracted previously at BZW it really was quite stuffy  , very institutionalized you went around to fix someone's PC and you were lucky if they even acknowledged you  ... when they got taken over by CSFB we had a lot of Americans transfer over onto the equities floor  .. When you responded to a call for them , they would get up shake your hand , ask how you were , how were your parents , holiday plans  and quite often run off and get you a cup of coffee  .... 

I just thought it was a better way to be with people ...hence why I kinda talk to strangers ... except on the London underground , that's a capital punishment offence !!  (boom boom)

But the "American way " if you like , is  why I always go out and talk to the maintenance people that visit our office and make them coffee when they come ... and it works , our alarm failed one night, and we couldn't set it , rung Chubb who said as it was outside office hours the on call engineer was a couple of hours away   .. 10 mins later our regular guy turned up , said he'd heard we had a problem, and as he passed our M25 junction on his way home and thought he'd pop in and help us  ...

 

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In terms of plane seats, the problem is that they are too cramped isn't it? The overriding greed of airlines to squeeze as many seats in as possible is to blame. 

I'm 5 foot 8 so i'm generally ok, but for 6 footers it must be hell. 

I think smaller planes that do short haul should have fixed backs and not be able to recline. If you can't sit upright for a couple of hours then you shouldn't be allowed on a flight!

Long haul should have more room. Saying that I never recline as I don't think it makes any difference in the comfort stakes and I never sleep anyway 

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2 hours ago, tonyh29 said:

Mine is when they run out of champagne, or they serve my steak slightly over medium rare  :)

 

edit - joking apart my biggest pet hate is passengers who don't take their headphones off when the cabin crew attend to them , its damn right rude and ill-mannered  ..if it was my airline , no headphone removal means no food and drink

 

Short haul  I tend to say Hello to passengers in and around my seat as I sit down , if I have a bag of sweets I often share them with the people on the same row as me  , help them put cases overhead if they are struggling ...  I just find people are  less inclined to act like knob if you've kinda exchanged pleasantries 

I watch other passengers got worked up over a reclining chair with bemusement  , life is too short to be angry about someone reclining their chair a few inches

 

 

 

The problem with the bolded part, at least in the US, is that most people are so oblivious they haven't a clue that they're doing something knobbish (knobby?) when they go into a full recline during meal service or shake your head violently grabbing on to your seat back and hanging their full weight on it as they get up.  It's going to happen whether you greet them with a glare, a smile, sweets or by polishing their knob, unfortunately.

With that said, I will be reclining with impunity this evening, as my kids will be sitting behind me and we're in first class.  (No, i'm not wealthy, used credit card points to upgrade and the savings on luggage fees nearly offset the additional cost even if not using points).

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I'm of the opinion that seat-back plane rocket polishers are worse than Hitler.  I genuinely hate it when people do it.

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21 minutes ago, sharkyvilla said:

I'm of the opinion that seat-back plane rocket polishers are worse than Hitler.  I genuinely hate it when people do it.

Yea, it’s super annoying. Especially when it’s a morning-afternoon flight and you have been on the plane for five minutes. I go out of my way to annoy the hell out of them - as such, I will use the tray for all of my in flight activities. 

I tolerate it on a night flight, if I want to sleep as well. I still don’t put my chair back though. 

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1 hour ago, Xela said:

I'm 5 foot 8 so i'm generally ok, but for 6 footers it must be hell. 

i’m 6’2 and disproportionately leg, it sucks. I feel sorry for people who are tall to me though, someone 6’7+ must despise planes.

I’ll always try to give someone taller than me space or a seat on the old tubes as people often don’t think that they’re having to tilt their head to one side for 20 minutes like i have to if i’m stuck near the door.

19 minutes ago, sharkyvilla said:

I'm of the opinion that seat-back plane rocket polishers are worse than Hitler.  I genuinely hate it when people do it.

I think it says a lot about an individual’s personality, it really pisses me off especially because i’m not going to recline to compensate and put the person behind me in that situation.

Having said that on long haul flights where people need to sleep, i wish the default position was 5 degrees further back.

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41 minutes ago, il_serpente said:

...or by polishing their knob, unfortunately.

I think this is where you are going wrong. It’s generally frowned upon to go doing that when boarding a flight. No wonder people shake your chair. 

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3 hours ago, Sam-AVFC said:

 **** that. If a seat in front of me is hanging over my lower half I can’t stand straight up without something to balance me. A combination of your choice to recline and my pettiness is what causes me to use your chaired leverage rather than my armrest.

No excuse for people who walk along the aisle aggressively manhandling seats. 

I didn’t mean when I was reclined. I just mean in general. 
 

You’re say there sleeping and your rudely awakened by the word removed behind you who can’t stand up with out holding your seat

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6 hours ago, sharkyvilla said:

I'm of the opinion that seat-back plane rocket polishers are worse than Hitler.  I genuinely hate it when people do it.

I took a flight to US this week, person in front of me did exactly this as soon as the fasten seat belt sign went off. I was initially a bit annoyed but there was plenty of room so not a major problem. The problem was later on she put her seat back upright and my arm was aching from having to reach the extra few centimetres to play my game on the screen.

In related news it was a BA flight and the plane and entertainment system was very good. What was incredibly annoying was my kids getting adult meals that they didn’t like (chicken curry, then later on coronation chicken sandwich). I noticed some of the other kids on the fight get child friendly meals, I asked why it was and they said it’s because within the booking app you have to change your children’s meal to a child type meal. Why the fook is a children’s meal not default child type meal on a flight??? Even if that’s the case it wouldn’t hurt them to email or text me to advise me I might want to do it. 
I assume kids meals are about 8p more to make so they try and avoid the extra expense.

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33 minutes ago, KentVillan said:

 

****, I've just remembered another one now. A kid who spent a whole flight kicking the back of my chair, and screamin

Obviously I sat quietly and said nothing.

I would have whipped my head around the 2nd time it happened and started making a fuss. And not given up until they were more annoyed by me than I was by their kid. In those sort of situations you can be polite but firm and the squeaky wheel gets the grease.

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nd another one. I spent a whole transatlantic flight sitting behind a very large young woman, who reclined her seat back from roughly 30 seconds into the flight. We flew to Boston and obviously I was raging the whole way, but saying / doing nothing.

As we landed, everyone switched their phones from airplane mode. She looked at her phone, and immediately burst into tears, inconsolable.

I never found out what tragic news she had just heard. But to this day, there is still part of me that feels like, she deserved it for reclining her seat on me.

That does seem slightly harsh tbqh :D

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Seeing an advert last night got me a little annoyed. It was a build your own “Spitfire” accompanied with a weekly magazine or something?  Now I have no problem with these  kind of things, as some building kits and weekly magazines look pretty cool, I seem to remember a “Titanic” one once?  The problem I have is that they advertise the first issue at say £1.99 or something to entice you in, but then subsequent issues are something like £7.99 or even £9.99.  Then when you clock the small print during the advert it says approximately 100 issues or more.  

Fully appreciate the enjoyment factor etc, but if said Spitfire costs me in the region of £1000 and 100 weeks to build it, my enjoyment would diminish somewhat. Do many people buy these?  Cannot understand why they are priced so high? Personally i’d rather buy an expensive piece of model kit like Airfix or Lego.

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8 minutes ago, ferguson1 said:

Seeing an advert last night got me a little annoyed. It was a build your own “Spitfire” accompanied with a weekly magazine or something?  Now I have no problem with these  kind of things, as some building kits and weekly magazines look pretty cool, I seem to remember a “Titanic” one once?  The problem I have is that they advertise the first issue at say £1.99 or 99p something to entice you in, but then subsequent issues are something like £7.99 or even £9.99.  Then when you clock the small print during the advert it says approximately 100 issues or more.  

Fully appreciate the enjoyment factor etc, but if said Spitfire costs me in the region of £1000 and 100 weeks to build it, my enjoyment would diminish somewhat. Do many people buy these?  Cannot understand why they are priced so high? Personally i’d rather buy an expensive piece of model kit like Airfix or Lego.

In the 90s my wife subscribed to an aromatherapy magazine that was an introductory price etc. They gave up before she did and she never got the final couple of issues. 

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36 minutes ago, ferguson1 said:

Seeing an advert last night got me a little annoyed. It was a build your own “Spitfire” accompanied with a weekly magazine or something?  Now I have no problem with these  kind of things, as some building kits and weekly magazines look pretty cool, I seem to remember a “Titanic” one once?  The problem I have is that they advertise the first issue at say £1.99 or 99p something to entice you in, but then subsequent issues are something like £7.99 or even £9.99.  Then when you clock the small print during the advert it says approximately 100 issues or more.  

Fully appreciate the enjoyment factor etc, but if said Spitfire costs me in the region of £1000 and 100 weeks to build it, my enjoyment would diminish somewhat. Do many people buy these?  Cannot understand why they are priced so high? Personally i’d rather buy an expensive piece of model kit like Airfix or Lego.

I don't believe anybody has ever finished one. Total sucker bait. As you say, just buy an Airfix kit for a tenner. 

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46 minutes ago, mjmooney said:

I don't believe anybody has ever finished one. Total sucker bait. As you say, just buy an Airfix kit for a tenner. 

Ah Airfix. I’d totally forgotten about them until the missus dragged me in ‘hobbycraft’ recently and they had them in the there, tons of them. Wonder how many they sell these days.

 

When I were a kid everyone made them, I had loads of them hanging from my ceiling, pretty much the only activity I ever did with my dad that wasn’t going to watch the Villa.

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1 hour ago, Seat68 said:

In the 90s my wife subscribed to an aromatherapy magazine that was an introductory price etc. They gave up before she did and she never got the final couple of issues. 

This is a common occurrence, they pull production before the end so you can’t finish it 

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Our local department store used to sell model kits and boxes of soldiers. But they were all sort of individually priced. 

So, quite innocently as a kid, I’d look for the kit I liked and I’d look for the lowest price sticker and put them together. Not done maliciously, it just didn’t occur to me that wasn’t allowed. I was just personalising my best deal.

Can’t do that in the world of the bar code scanner.

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1 hour ago, bannedfromHandV said:

Ah Airfix. I’d totally forgotten about them until the missus dragged me in ‘hobbycraft’ recently and they had them in the there, tons of them. Wonder how many they sell these days.

 

When I were a kid everyone made them, I had loads of them hanging from my ceiling, pretty much the only activity I ever did with my dad that wasn’t going to watch the Villa.

Ah model lits. Kits even.

When I was a kid I used to do "glow in the dark" horror movie models, like Godzilla, Dr Jeckyll, and Frankenstein. Can't remember the makers. Great fun but got dusty fast.

A quick google tells me the manufacturers were Aurora...The Mummy was another I did.

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3 hours ago, ferguson1 said:

Seeing an advert last night got me a little annoyed. It was a build your own “Spitfire” accompanied with a weekly magazine or something?  Now I have no problem with these  kind of things, as some building kits and weekly magazines look pretty cool, I seem to remember a “Titanic” one once?  The problem I have is that they advertise the first issue at say £1.99 or something to entice you in, but then subsequent issues are something like £7.99 or even £9.99.  Then when you clock the small print during the advert it says approximately 100 issues or more.  

Fully appreciate the enjoyment factor etc, but if said Spitfire costs me in the region of £1000 and 100 weeks to build it, my enjoyment would diminish somewhat. Do many people buy these?  Cannot understand why they are priced so high? Personally i’d rather buy an expensive piece of model kit like Airfix or Lego.

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England finally playing a game at VP again!!! 

6.15pm on a Sunday night vs Romania 

Unless Jack plays and the locals get going it will be flatter than a witches tit 

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