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Life...in general / Re: Forward rush from back of the plane
« Last post by AnonymousAnonAnon1 on Yesterday at 09:53:06 PM »
I guess my other option was to step in physically when my row's turn came.

I've flown to Louisville, Washington DC, Chicago, New York, Seattle, LA, Vegas, San Diego, never never never have seen the bum rush from the caboose

No row gets a "turn", though. You stand when the seat belt light goes off if you're in a hurry. You stay seated and let the rush go by if you're not.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: SO - Baby names - Help!
« Last post by doodlemor on Yesterday at 09:52:25 PM »
The name Arthur is being used again, and Artie is cute for a little boy.  I like the name Daniel [Danny], too.
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Life...in general / Re: Forward rush from back of the plane
« Last post by AnonymousAnonAnon1 on Yesterday at 09:51:25 PM »
I've never seen a plane depart row by row. However, if it's clear that someone has stood up and is waiting to get out, generally someone in line pauses and motions for them to get out.

If you had said to me what you did to the woman, I would internally roll my eyes and assume you hadn't flown before. I honestly can't imagine expecting a plane to deboard in an orderly fashion.
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Life...in general / Re: Forward rush from back of the plane
« Last post by SheryllJane on Yesterday at 09:50:05 PM »
I guess my other option was to step in physically when my row's turn came.

I've flown to Louisville, Washington DC, Chicago, New York, Seattle, LA, Vegas, San Diego, never never never have seen the bum rush from the caboose
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: SO - Baby names - Help!
« Last post by Bobbie on Yesterday at 09:46:07 PM »
August---Augie

Tobias----Toby

Spencer---Spence

Phineas---Finn, Finny

Isaac-Izzy


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"I'm afraid that won't be possible." / Re: Family day trip...to a funeral
« Last post by kareng57 on Yesterday at 09:41:03 PM »
I've attended funerals for people I've never met.  I went to support their family members (who I did know), so I can understand wanting to attend a funeral with a friend even if one doesn't actually know the deceased.

In my experience, unless there was some bad blood involved, it's extremely hostile to tell someone they cannot attend a funeral.

ETA: I've also never heard of issuing invitations for a funeral.  Funerals are held at church, and church services are open to the public. (Again, speaking only from my own experience).

Well, in this case, the friend wasn't really mourning the deceased either - she barely knew him.  And the invitation wasn't so much for the funeral, but for the hospitality offered by the family afterwards, which sounds fairly substantial (not just cookies and coffee).


I understand that, but my experience has been the same as the PP.  I've never heard of "invitations" to a funeral or any sort of post-service gathering where the numbers are important.  If the obituary is published (in a newspaper or online) then anyone who would like to attend is welcome, whether or not they knew the deceased personally.
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Life...in general / Re: Forward rush from back of the plane
« Last post by gollymolly2 on Yesterday at 09:35:35 PM »
I agree with you OP that this is a breach of flight etiquette but I wouldn't have said anything. Of course it works better if everyone just deplanes row-by-row but it doesn't seem worth the awkwardness to bother confronting anyone. I fly pretty often - a couple trips a month - and only rarely see people doing this but maybe I've just gotten lucky.
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Life...in general / Re: Forward rush from back of the plane
« Last post by csmithy on Yesterday at 09:32:56 PM »
My personal feeling is "get up and join the queue" doesn't work in an airplane; there's not enough standing room for all. I've always encountered row-by-row de planing and am happy for that (I fly frequently as well). Maybe it's regional?
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Entertaining and Hospitality / Re: Late arrival....food?
« Last post by EllenS on Yesterday at 09:31:07 PM »
I voted dinner. I'd have something easy but substantial, like sandwich makings, or something that can be reheated, or that is not obviously plated for one.

I've been on evening flights where I thought there would be dinner (or a chance to get dinner) and there was not. So, I'd have something on hand that could be pulled out just in case she's starving, but not a whole spread that might make her feel overwhelmed.
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Life...in general / Re: Forward rush from back of the plane
« Last post by EllenS on Yesterday at 09:27:25 PM »
I've seen both, the orderly row-by-row departure and the forward rush. I prefer the row-by-row orderly departure. I described this experience in a recent thread: On a flight where the passengers in the back were trying to get off the plane while the people in front of us were blocking the aisle, getting their bags out of the overhead compartment, an older guy behind me was shoving at my shoulders with his hands. He shoved my shoulders, repeatedly, and NOT gently, while we were standing in the aisle, waiting for the people in front of us to move. After the third HARD shove, I turned around and said very loudly, "I DON'T KNOW YOU. I CAN'T MAKE THESE PEOPLE MOVE FASTER. STOP SHOVING ME RIGHT NOW." in the sternest teacher voice I could muster. I wanted to make clear to the people around me that The Shover was not with me, this was not the case of a husband teasing his wife (or brother teasing sister, etc.) and I was not happy with him manhandling me.

The Shover flushed red and angry, but when he looked around and saw people were staring, he held his hands up in a surrender position. He didn't do it again. But, had he not been touching me, I wouldn't have said anything to him. Lecturing random people on their etiquette is not the best way to make friends, particularly in a small, enclosed space, where you don't know whether you're going to be able to get away from them quickly.

There's a big difference between people passing you, and people assaulting you. A stranger putting their hands on you is beyond the purview of manners, and your response need not be curtailed by politeness.
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