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“Here . . . Have a Teddy!” October 11, 2018

Posted by nrhatch in Humor.
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Note to the thinking-impaired: Leave Your Emotional Support RODENT at Home:

‘Emotional Support Squirrel’ Gets Woman Kicked Off Flight and Then Everyone Just Had to Deplane

 

Spirit Lights The Way

We saw a short segment on the news a few weeks ago showing an airline passenger who needed 28 stitches after being bitten in the face by a dog.

On a plane!

The 50-pound dog was allowed on the flight as an “emotional support animal.”

Other animals that have been allowed to fly for free as emotional support animals ~> a turkey, a pig, and a duck!

QUACK!!!

What next?  An emotional support alligator?  Tarantula? Cobra?

Perhaps it’s time to rein in political correctness in favor of common sense by telling passengers that their right to fly with “emotional support animals” is limited by the rights of other passengers to fly the friendly skies.

Then hand them a teddy to hug for the duration of the flight.

Aah . . . that’s better!

As part of her investigation, the reporter applied for and received an “emotional support animal” certificate for…

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1. Jill Weatherholt - October 11, 2018

Yesterday I read about the “emotional support squirrel” and it reinforced my reasons why I no longer fly. Crazy!

nrhatch - October 11, 2018

Agreed!

If you start waffling in your resolve to no longer fly . . . check out this article:

http://time.com/money/5415579/dont-go-barefoot-airplanes/

Planes are NASTY! 🙄

Jill Weatherholt - October 11, 2018

OMG! That is so gross, Nancy! And I thought hotels were bad…yuck!

nrhatch - October 11, 2018

The more I learn about flying . . . the less I want to fly. 😯

2. rivergirl1211 - October 11, 2018

I guess this means you were against the woman and her emotional support peacock?
Personally I wish I’d been there to see it. Imagine the blog fodder!

nrhatch - October 11, 2018

People are nuts ~> creating blog fodder everywhere! 🙄

rivergirl1211 - October 11, 2018

It’s wonderful. I never run out of ideas, bless their hearts…..

nrhatch - October 11, 2018

And when they’re a bit “squirrelly” . . . you can bribe them with NUTS!

3. philosophermouseofthehedge - October 11, 2018

So odd. People just used to rely on drinks in the airport bar with elbow support afterward to get through the experience…

nrhatch - October 11, 2018

Ding!
Ding!
Ding!

We have a winner!

Great comment, PMotH ~> drinks before (and during!) every flight is the best way to fly!

4. Ally Bean - October 11, 2018

I read about that squirrel, too. I cannot even begin to understand that one. I still fly, but not with any expectation that I’ll be surrounded by sane people. Or that the plane will be sanitary. The whole experience sucks.

nrhatch - October 11, 2018

I told BFF about this story (and some of the other “hijinks” in the link I shared with Jill). He wondered about the “lineage” of some of these passengers.

Specifically ~> “Do they really share our gene pool?” 😆

Ally Bean - October 11, 2018

Excellent question!

nrhatch - October 11, 2018

Signing up with Ancestry.com could produce a few “squirrels” in the ancestral closet.

Perhaps it’s better to be “in the dark.”

5. Kate Crimmins - October 11, 2018

There are several reasons why I don’t fly until I absolutely have to. Crazy people is on the top of the list. When I win the lottery and can afford my own plane, I’ll consider it.

nrhatch - October 11, 2018

That’s the ticket, Kate!

One of my college roommates (a billionaire heiress) always flies on a private jet . . . with her pets (dogs, cats, and birds) in the passenger compartment with her.

Kate Crimmins - October 11, 2018

My kind of friend!

nrhatch - October 12, 2018

I know, right?!

Where was she when I was selling girl scout cookies and had a quota to meet? 😆

6. Debra - October 12, 2018

I completely agree that the whole “emotional support animal” allowance is spinning out of control. I heard somewhere about a peacock that was afforded that title. It’s almost silly at this point, except that when others are harassed or even injured it isn’t at all acceptable. I don’t hold out a lot of hope for policy changes, however. Common sense no longer exists!

nrhatch - October 12, 2018

The woman with the E.S. Squirrel managed to deplane an entire plane, inconveniencing ALL the other passengers b/c she refused to disembark. As frustrated passengers applauded her removal from the plane, she raised her fist in a “power to the people” gesture. She thought they were applauding HER for “standing her ground” ~> that’s just nutty!

Ergo, her choice of an E.S. Squirrel makes complete sense. 😆

7. L. Marie - October 14, 2018

What a sad and exasperating experience.

nrhatch - October 14, 2018

I don’t appreciate people who are willing to inconvenience an entire planeload of fellow passengers for such a squirrelly reason!


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