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Old 05-24-2015, 08:13 AM   #166
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Actual airport conversation

Mom A: Wow are you guys coming back from Disney?
Mom B. Yeah, we were doing KID's Make a Wish Foundation Trip
Mom A: Great, how do you get involved with that?
Mom B: Umm, he has cancer.

SMH

I came back and donated. Luckily it sounds like KID is in remission.
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Old 05-24-2015, 11:35 AM   #167
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Mom A: Wow are you guys coming back from Disney?
Mom B. Yeah, we were doing KID's Make a Wish Foundation Trip
Mom A: Great, how do you get involved with that?
Mom B: Umm, he has cancer.

SMH

I came back and donated. Luckily it sounds like KID is in remission.
2. What kind of sap would pick Disney for em's MAW trip?
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Old 05-24-2015, 03:00 PM   #168
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2. What kind of sap would pick Disney for em's MAW trip?
Actually, it's not a bad MAW foundation trip, because it can be done without the same degree of exertion for a lot of things and you're not too far from health care facilities. They'll give the kid a cart and a pass to bump the lines, and he or she can sit passively in the rides.

Getting the trip of your dreams at a point when walking across a room can exhaust you is a mixed blessing, but anything that puts fight in the kids helps. If I had had such a trip during chemo, my trip would have been to get myself a fully reclining chair in balcony of a classical music festival, where I could have lain all day listening to music and drifting off to sleep periodically. It's not a time when you're going to climb a mountain, ruck around an exotic city, or travel somewhere out of the way.
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Old 05-24-2015, 11:52 PM   #169
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John Crowley’s novel, Aegypt retells the old story of the King of the Cats. A traveler hears one cat say to another, “tell Dildrum that Doldrum is dead.” When he returns home and tells his wife, their family cat jumps from its place beside the fire crying, “Then I’m to be king of the cats!” and shoots up the chimney, never to be seen again.
via Henry Farrell.
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Old 05-25-2015, 01:01 AM   #170
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What does "so-so silver" mean? Silver in the Olympics is pretty impressive.
Once upon a time there was a thing called “The Simpsons.” It was like “Seinfeld” except for the goyim.
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Old 05-25-2015, 11:04 AM   #171
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Once upon a time there was a thing called “The Simpsons.” It was like “Seinfeld” except for the goyim.
Tell us more stories, Grandpa.
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Old 05-26-2015, 11:22 AM   #172
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2. What kind of sap would pick Disney for em's MAW trip?
Yes, how terribly low-class. It's as if they had never just taken their kid to Disneyworld for fun.

I'm proud of you, Hank. It takes a special courage to criticize the dying wishes of children with cancer.
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Old 05-26-2015, 11:23 AM   #173
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If I had had such a trip during chemo, my trip would have been to get myself a fully reclining chair in balcony of a classical music festival, where I could have lain all day listening to music and drifting off to sleep periodically.

But with naked chicks, right?
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Old 05-26-2015, 11:37 AM   #174
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Yes, how terribly low-class. It's as if they had never just taken their kid to Disneyworld for fun.

I'm proud of you, Hank. It takes a special courage to criticize the dying wishes of children with cancer.
I was recently on a flight from Fort Myers to Minneapolis. I decided to live it up and move up to economy plus. I get on the plane and someone is in my seat. Turns out it's a kid, and he's not too happy about having to move back to his seat next to mom or grandma or someone, and I'm standing there waiting for them to work it out.

Then I realize that the person in the middle seat has clearly been going through chemo, and I think, "crap, I'm a bad person for breaking this group up."

Then during the fight I have reason to briefly speak to this person, and realize not only has the chemo thing been going on, but it's a kid too (turns out that its hard to judge the age and gender of a person with almost no hair and the generally pudgy american body type). And I made her (think it was a her) little brother get up and leave.

So, yeah, I'm a worse person that Hank.
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Old 05-26-2015, 11:41 AM   #175
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I was recently on a flight from Fort Myers to Minneapolis. I decided to live it up and move up to economy plus. I get on the plane and someone is in my seat. Turns out it's a kid, and he's not too happy about having to move back to his seat next to mom or grandma or someone, and I'm standing there waiting for them to work it out.

Then I realize that the person in the middle seat has clearly been going through chemo, and I think, "crap, I'm a bad person for breaking this group up."

Then during the fight I have reason to briefly speak to this person, and realize not only has the chemo thing been going on, but it's a kid too (turns out that its hard to judge the age and gender of a person with almost no hair and the generally pudgy american body type). And I made her (think it was a her) little brother get up and leave.

So, yeah, I'm a worse person that Hank.
Maybe . . . anyway, the proper course is to tell the flight attendant you think someone's in your seat, but it looks like it's a special situation and you'd appreciate the FA either find you another seat or refund the E+ fee and find you a seat in the back.
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Old 05-26-2015, 12:40 PM   #176
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Wow. No wonder the world wants all lawyers dead.
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Old 05-26-2015, 12:44 PM   #177
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I was recently on a flight from Fort Myers to Minneapolis. I decided to live it up and move up to economy plus. I get on the plane and someone is in my seat. Turns out it's a kid, and he's not too happy about having to move back to his seat next to mom or grandma or someone, and I'm standing there waiting for them to work it out.

Then I realize that the person in the middle seat has clearly been going through chemo, and I think, "crap, I'm a bad person for breaking this group up."

Then during the fight I have reason to briefly speak to this person, and realize not only has the chemo thing been going on, but it's a kid too (turns out that its hard to judge the age and gender of a person with almost no hair and the generally pudgy american body type). And I made her (think it was a her) little brother get up and leave.

So, yeah, I'm a worse person that Hank.
Plus I was making a joke. You were ruining somebody's trip.
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Old 05-26-2015, 01:50 PM   #178
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Plus I was making a joke. You were ruining somebody's trip.
And if you can't laugh at kids with cancer, who can you laugh at?

Especially when they are being low-class and deserve it. I mean, Disneyworld? The kid is probably better off dead.
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Maybe . . . anyway, the proper course is to tell the flight attendant you think someone's in your seat, but it looks like it's a special situation and you'd appreciate the FA either find you another seat or refund the E+ fee and find you a seat in the back.
It's worse, I didn't actually pay for the upgrade, as when I tried to do so at the kiosk, my credit card was declined for fraud protection (I used miles for the flight was they apparently thought it was weird to be buying an upgrade) and when I went to ask about it at the gate, the agent gave it to me for free.

Worse. Than. Hitler.
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and if you can't laugh at kids with cancer, who can you laugh at?

Especially when they are being low-class and deserve it. I mean, disneyworld? The kid is probably better off dead.
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