T-shirt intimidates airplane passengers

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  1. Granny square

    Granny square Always planning a trip!

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    So every time some person misunderstands or doesn't "get" something everyone else has to accommodate them? Good grief. If I hear someone playing violent music then I should assume they are going to act on it, and they should have to turn it off? People need to learn to mind their own business and quit trying to make the world comply to their understanding or viewpoint.
     
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  3. sam_gordon

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    It's funny if you think about it. There are some threads on here where people are up in arms "why don't you think about someone else?" Then there are these threads where "People should leave others alone!" Kind of interesting.

    Granny square, I'm not singling you out, I have no idea what you've said in the past. Your post just made me think about this.
     
  4. Planogirl

    Planogirl I feel the nerd in me stirring

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    I've often commented that people are not only way too sensitive about everything nowadays but also want to control what other people think way too much. This is a lot of fuss over nothing even though I do think that the guy should have realized that someone might complain.
     
  5. Mickey'snewestfan

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    I wouldn't assume he "ran to the media". It's a funny story to fans of the movie, so I can imagine him telling a friend who told a friend who told a friend who happened to be a reporter having a slow news day.
     
  6. phorsenuf

    phorsenuf Not so New Rule author

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    Kinda like this thread?
    http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3055025
     
  7. disykat

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    No, just every time they have the words "prepare to die" on their shirts while they're on an airplane.:confused3

    Come on, seriously? You don't see why those words might be considered a threat by some people?

    BTW, if someone's music was offending others on an airplane I would expect them to turn it off as well. When you are in a very small space that contains a lot of nervous/frightened people dealing with heightened security, you use your company manners and make sure you aren't bothering others.

    I seriously can't imagine fighting for your right to have the words "prepare to die" on your shirt under those circumstances.
     
  8. Granny square

    Granny square Always planning a trip!

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    Well if you are stupid enough to take everything literally then you deserve to be offended.

    And I wasn't speaking to volume I music but content. Say you are on a street corner.
     
  9. LongLiveDisney

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    Oh really? Please. Sorry if some of us do not know about every movie in existence.
     
  10. North of Mouse

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    I for one would NOT like it. I have not seen Princess bride, but what's on this shirt is *made* to startle. I do not like to fly, and it is a totally inappropriate shirt to wear *anywhere*, but especially on a airplane.

    People have *jokingly* talked about bombs, and believe me, they are taken seriously, no matter how they say it. This type thing on a shirt is just as bad. :mad:
     
  11. North of Mouse

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    Try going through an airport scanner and *jokingly* refer to a bomb, then see if they "comply to your understanding and viewpoint" and accommodate you.
     
  12. declansdad

    declansdad DIS Dad #639 New Brunswick, Canada

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    Given the fact that they are on a novelty t-shirt, I don't see you could serously think of them as a threat.
     
  13. declansdad

    declansdad DIS Dad #639 New Brunswick, Canada

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    I don't see those as being the same at all. In one case we are talking about a t-shirt that has more on it than the words "prepare to die" and the other you are talking about two people talking about a bomb. There is a difference..
     
  14. declansdad

    declansdad DIS Dad #639 New Brunswick, Canada

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    That tagline on the t-shirt is not made to startle, far from it as it is one of the iconic lines from that movie. You are allowing your fear of flying to colour your judgement about this t-shirt.
     
  15. ford family

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    This story was on a flight between Australia and New Zealand. The person or persons who voiced concern may not have had English as their first language, they may have been elderly, they may have been nervous fliers, they may even have been in that teeny tiny minority (apparently) of people who had never ever seen the film being quoted.
    But to you, they are stupid.
    Whatever.

    As to the violent music on the street corner that offends you, just keep walking.
    Or had you planned to hang around on that particular street corner?

    ford family
     
  16. Granny square

    Granny square Always planning a trip!

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    I have a right to be in the corner. Why is it always that someone needs to move on.

    You are saying that my fear should designate someone else's behavior.


    Why can't people MIND THEIR OWN BUSINESS. I can wear and do what I want and you can do the Same. Not a difficult concept.

    People need to quit attempting to control other people and get over their belief that the world revolves around them.
     
  17. JennaDeeDooDah

    JennaDeeDooDah My oh my what a wonderful day!

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    Fact of the matter is, no one needed to be afraid... unless, of course, they had six fingers on their right hand.
     
  18. Planogirl

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    Australia's default language is English.
    New Zealand's national languages are English and Maori.
    A person whose primary language isn't English would likely comprehend or not the entire quote - not just three words at the end.
     
  20. RadioNate

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    It isn't about knowing every movie. It is one of the most often quoted, iconic, movie lines in America pop culture.

    Exactly, it is ON A T-SHIRT. People making threats...actual real life threats are not printing them on a T-****.
     
  21. hiwaygal

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    This whole thread is intimidating and offensive.

    You all need to get off my plane!!!
     

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