Woman injured by obese passenger on plane receives settlement

R. A. Hettinga rah@shipwright.com
Wed, 23 Oct 2002 14:16:53 -0400


> On Wed, 2002-10-23 at 07:19, Justin Mason wrote:
>> R. A. Hettinga said:
>>
>> > "Premium Economy" on Virgin is neither. They shove all the complainers
>>from
>> > economy up there to fill the empty seats, which are just as wide as the
>> > economy seats but have hard sides and a bit of leather on top to fake you
>> > into thinking it's a business class seat. So, you end up smelling the hair
>> > of the bloke in front of you all the way over, even if you get a window
>> > seat. You need the complementary earplugs and eyeshades just to keep your
>> > sanity...
>>
>> Ha! I laugh!  Nothing compares to travelling on a bus in Laos ;)  Combine
>>
>>   - rutted, potholed winding hill roads
>>
>>   - narrow, rock-hard seats
>>
>>   - lots and lots of passengers
>>
>>   - a cultural mismatch between western need for Personal Space vs.
>>     Laotian need for somewhere to stand on the bus, Personal Space be
>>     damned
>>
>>   - and (bonus!) the occasional dead monkey -- someone's dinner --
>>     bleeding on your foot
>>
>> Mix for 12 hours, and it's a recipe for fun, fun and more fun.
>
> Bus? Bus? Wimp. :) When I was in Niger last month we counted 41 adults,
> miscellaneous babies, two goats, and some chickens. In the back of a
> pickup truck. One of the goats was between my legs. That I didn't kill
> or maim it was a miracle.


I see the four Yorkshiremen are alive and well...

Cheers,
RAH

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