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Old Jan 9, 2016, 2:50 pm
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A thread making {gentle} fun of the anonymous "Don't You Know Who I Am" (DYKWIAs) we run across in our travels.

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Old Apr 2, 2024, 3:24 pm
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Originally Posted by bmwe92fan
Compare that to the treatment you get in EWR -- where people TSA literally just scream at passengers non-stop - and if there is a free slot anywhere everyone goes for it like the Hunger Games with reckless disregard for who or what they mow down...
In The Hunger Games there was a winner. In EWR there are no winners.
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Old Apr 2, 2024, 6:46 pm
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Originally Posted by Baze
When I have this situation I never just cut in front. I let the slow people know I am ready and do they mind if I go ahead. Never been turned down and never a comment from TSA.
Adults solve these problems without needing a rule book or a forum discussion.
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Old Apr 2, 2024, 7:09 pm
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Originally Posted by physioprof



Rules are for the little people.
Sign should say "If you put your feet on the furniture they will be removed"
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Old Apr 3, 2024, 10:47 am
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Originally Posted by southlondonphil
Sign should say "If you put your feet on the furniture they will be removed"
A yellow-scarf lounge attendant did come over pretty quickly to tell the dude to get his feet off the furniture.
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Old Apr 3, 2024, 12:37 pm
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Originally Posted by southlondonphil
Sign should say "If you put your feet on the furniture they will be removed"
Excellent wording, hopefully the intention, deserving of a LIAR Award (circa 1987).

“They” being feet or furniture ? “Removed” from the furniture or from one’s body ?

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Old Apr 3, 2024, 1:05 pm
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Originally Posted by southlondonphil
Sign should say "If you put your feet on the furniture they will be removed"
"If you put your feet on the furniture YOU will be removed from the lounge and we will call your mother to give you remedial instruction"
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Old Apr 3, 2024, 2:17 pm
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Originally Posted by Dr Jabadski
Excellent wording, hopefully the intention, deserving of a LIAR Award (circa 1987).

“They” being feet or furniture ? “Removed” from the furniture or from one’s body ?

I own this book, "The Lexicon of Intentionally Ambiguous Recommendations" (the article has the title wrong). It was given to me 30 years ago by a staff member, who probably had my future recommendations of him in mind. It's delightful...and still available on Amazon.
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Old Apr 3, 2024, 5:51 pm
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Originally Posted by southlondonphil
Sign should say "If you put your feet on the furniture they will be removed"
Originally Posted by abaheti
"If you put your feet on the furniture YOU will be removed from the lounge and we will call your mother to give you remedial instruction"
In today’s self-centered and selfish society, asking or reminding people, particularly among a population which undoubtedly has many overt and many unapparent DYKWIA, to do anything as a “courtesy” is like hitting your head against a wall .

If enforceable, “If you put your feet on the furniture your feet will be removed (from your body)” would make much more sense .
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