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Deb in IA 01-24-2013 04:26 PM

T-shirt intimidates airplane passengers
 
So, if you were on a plane and a guy has a "Princess Bride" t-shirt on, would you be uncomfortable, or think nothing of it?

This happened on a recent Qantas flight.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/lifestyl...qantas-flight/

Quote:

Princess Bride’ Shirt Riles Qantas Flight


http://abcnews.go.com/images/Travel/...124_wmain.jpeg

“Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”

Anyone who has seen the movie “The Princess Bride” might find a T-shirt sporting a name tag with the quote quite amusing. But not some passengers — and at least one flight attendant — on a recent Qantas flight.

Wynand Mullins, a passenger on a Qantas flight from Sydney to Auckland, New Zealand, was approached by a flight attendant who said some people on the flight were intimidated by the words on his shirt, according to Stuff.co.nz.

“The flight attendant said to me: ‘Are you able to remove it because some of the passengers are quite intimidated by it.’ I thought it was all a bit silly. The person next to me was laughing, because they knew the movie,” Mullins told the site.

Mullins didn’t have another shirt to wear though and inquired about getting the pilot’s shirt as an alternative. He claims the flight attendant went in search of another t-shirt but never returned.

“The whole experience was a bit over the top, but also a bit comical,” he said.

The airline declined to comment on the incident.

The creator of the shirt said on Twitter that he sold the shirt to Mullins at a sci-fi convention. “We made this shirt in little Wellington New Zealand. This guy has made us famous for one day!” @VerboomLeftBank tweeted.
Mullins is far from the first person to get into it with an airline over wardrobe.

Last year, a woman boarding a Southwest flight from Las Vegas to New York was told to cover her cleavage. The airline later apologized.

In 2007, Southwest airlines was forced to apologize to a passenger who was told to change his shirt or get off the plane when he boarded a flight in Columbus, Ohio. The T-shirt featured the word “Master Baiter.”

The same year, the airline told a 23-year-old-woman boarding a flight from San Diego to change her outfit or get off a flight. She was wearing a mini-skirt, tank top and sweater. She complied, but declined the free tickets Southwest later offered her.

RunningGirl 01-24-2013 04:29 PM

I don't have six fingers on my right hand, so it wouldn't bother me. :)

sam_gordon 01-24-2013 04:32 PM

Never saw the movie so I wouldn't "get" the shirt. Don't know that I'd read the shirt that closely though.

donaldlovesdaisy 01-24-2013 04:33 PM

I probably would not have even noticed the shirt!

Fortuosity 01-24-2013 04:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RunningGirl (Post 47296655)
I don't have six fingers on my right hand, so it wouldn't bother me. :)

I do. Should I be bothered?;)

runsandjumps 01-24-2013 04:46 PM

No I would think: where can I get that shirt?!

firecracker725 01-24-2013 05:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by runsandjumps (Post 47296814)
No I would think: where can I get that shirt?!

:thumbsup2

zurgswife 01-24-2013 05:08 PM

Love the Shirt. It would not have bothered me. I probably would have asked where to get one.

msjprincess 01-24-2013 05:09 PM

I wouldn't, but not everyone has seen Princess Bride.

KristaTX 01-24-2013 05:14 PM

Since I've seen the movie and know the quote, I probably wouldn't think much of it.

But if I had not seen the movie, didn't realize it was a well-known quote, was on an airplane with the guy wearing it, and did take time to read the shirt? Yeah, I might at least think twice about it.

Wearing a shirt that says "Prepare to die" onto an airplane = bad idea.

Janepod 01-24-2013 05:20 PM

People were bothered by this? Inconceivable!

robinb 01-24-2013 05:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KristaTX (Post 47297075)
Since I've seen the movie and know the quote, I probably wouldn't think much of it.

But if I had not seen the movie, didn't realize it was a well-known quote, was on an airplane with the guy wearing it, and did take time to read the shirt? Yeah, I might at least think twice about it.

Wearing a shirt that says "Prepare to die" onto an airplane = bad idea.

Yup. I totally agree on all your points. He was probably just clueless ... I know a lot of science fiction fans and it wouldn't have even occurred to most of them that wearing something with the words "prepare to die" on an airplane might be a problem.

MaryAnnDVC 01-24-2013 05:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KristaTX (Post 47297075)
Since I've seen the movie and know the quote, I probably wouldn't think much of it.

But if I had not seen the movie, didn't realize it was a well-known quote, was on an airplane with the guy wearing it, and did take time to read the shirt? Yeah, I might at least think twice about it.

Wearing a shirt that says "Prepare to die" onto an airplane = bad idea.

This, exactly. :thumbsup2 And no, I haven't seen the movie, and know nothing about it.

happygirl 01-24-2013 05:36 PM

I know the movie so it doesn't bother me, even if i didn't know the movie I would never say anything to anyone

ford family 01-24-2013 05:39 PM

I've never heard of the film and would be perturbed by a fellow airline passenger wearing it.
I think the flight attendant should have asked him to wear it inside out.

ford family


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