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Thanks for your post, phred, although I can’t get the CNN message to come up. Instead I get

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Apparently I can fiddle with Cookie settings, but I’ll skip that

Instead, may I offer a couple:

Maybe this is pretty mild, but the woman at the airport in Oslo this fall, with an enormous amount of oversized luggage. She came up to the elevator we were on, as doors were starting to close. We hit the “Doors Open” button to let her get on without having a delay for herself. The elevator goes up to everyone’s floor, and she, in front of the rest of us, just barely moved her bags out, then stopped, blocking the doorway. After making sure she could ride with us, we weren’t going to be permitted to get off with her. I wonder if she’s like that driving on Interstate/Autoroute/Motorway highway exits?

But the “Bad” Winner of 2023 goes to …

The guy sitting behind my husband on the flight home from Heathrow in October. He coughed the entire flight, sans mask. We’d avoided Covid-19 for the whole Pandemic up to that point, wearing masks, testing, hand-washing, using copious amounts of sanitizer and wipes, vaccinations, boosters, trying to maintain a suitable distance from others. Sure enough, a few days after getting home, we both tested Positive. I’m guessing the guy behind us was Positive as well, but couldn’t be bothered to postpone his trip, or at the very least put on a mask, to lessen his effect on everybody confined around him for 9+ hours?

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My favorite "are you kidding me???" moment on a recent flight from Houston was a person who decided to remove her nail polish during the flight. The aroma quickly filled the cabin, a flight attendant quickly told her to stop it, and eventually the smell dissipated.

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a person who decided to remove her nail polish during the flight

Wow, KC ! Talk about a highly flammable liquid, but I guess as long as she had less than 3 fluid ounces, and it was in a quart Ziploc, it wasn’t enough to create a Terrorist situation. Sheesh.

Was she planning to remove fingernail polish, or had she propped a bare foot up on the fold-down tray, to work on toenail polish?

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@Cyn a few days after getting home, we both tested Positive. I’m guessing the guy behind us was Positive as well....

Sorry this happened to you. It happened to me, too, flying to the US, but the guy in the row in front of me was wearing a N95 mask because he thought he was coming down with a cold. The thing is that even with an N95, he still had to lower it as he blew his nose every three minutes, and he still had his wads of tissues. I was wearing two surgical masks seated one row behind and one seat over. The bottom line is that the masks don't work well in the inside of a plane if the person is immediately adjacent.

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Cyn, ha ha ha! You are right, it could have been worse.... I'm guessing she had those pre-moistened remover pads that come in packets. She had lovely long nails, and unfortunately had to exit the plane having several nails with partial polish stripes on them.

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Well, just last night as a matter of fact.
I got off my flight home from London and was waiting in the taxi queue to get a cab home.
From behind me came a young woman ( not Canadian) with a luggage trolley with a ski bag sideways across it , among other things on it, trying to get through all the people in our queue in order to get to the area with buses just ahead.
Her young husband was leading the way, tutting and muttering in a foreign language and shaking his head at us all.
We all had to scoot to the edge and still got hit with the ski-bag.
They should have been using the other lane alongside the taxi line up lane, but it was not undercover from the rain.
I don’t feel tolerant after an extremely long travel day.
Hope they wise up during their stay.
SMH.

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S J, I’m sorry to hear about the ski bag clods who hit you. Rain isn’t exactly good for snowy slopes - I hope it wasn’t raining at the ski area. Based on the increasing number of inconsiderate skiers I’ve noticed the past few years, I imagine the couple would have a similar behavior on the slopes. From what you experienced with them at the airport, I sure wouldn’t to be on the same ski run as them.

Bets, sorry that you caught the virus after a flight. I hope you’re all better now. I guess there must be a Covid Mile High Club … not that anyone wants to get in.

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Yes, all of our three local ski mountains around Vancouver are closed as there is no snow.
I believe other mountains are only partially open….same reason.
It’s mild and rainy here.
Unfortunate for people who thought they were coming for a snowy ski holiday.