T-shirt intimidates airplane passengers

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  1. Deb in IA

    Deb in IA Knows that KIDS are better

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    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/lifestyle/2013/01/intimidating-shirt-riles-qantas-flight/

     
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  3. RunningGirl

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

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

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    I probably would not have even noticed the shirt!
     
  6. Fortuosity

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    I do. Should I be bothered?;)
     
  7. runsandjumps

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    No I would think: where can I get that shirt?!
     
  8. firecracker725

    firecracker725 Somethin' Clever

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    :thumbsup2
     
  9. zurgswife

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

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

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    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.
     
  12. Janepod

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    People were bothered by this? Inconceivable!
     
  13. robinb

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    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.
     
  14. MaryAnnDVC

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

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    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
     
  16. ford family

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    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
     
  17. The Mystery Machine

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    I agree with PP. They should have told him to wear it inside out.

    Personally, I would not care. It has been a long while since I have not seen the movie so I would not have "got it".
     
  18. okeydokey

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    Ha ha ha.:rotfl:
     
  19. kaytieeldr

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    If all it said was "prepare to die", it would be concerning.

    The entire quote is a pop culture classic, whether or not someone has seen the movie. I think 'a number of passengers' made a mountain out of a molehill.
     
  20. Jennasis

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    Awesome shirt. I want one.
     
  21. hidmickey:myantidrug

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    Nope, I would try to be best friends with the guy. Even if you didn't get it, it's pretty clear that it's a "thing." I often see shirts with things that I don't get, but I get that it's a thing to "get."
     

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