Tag Archives: public shame

Here we go again

Fresh on the heels of the public shaming of the crazy woman on the flight from GEG to SFO that basically refused to turn her mobile phone off during takeoff, we have another guilty rule breaker.

On a flight returning to SFO from JFK, a young and annoying girl next to me blatantly ignored two or three requests by the flight attendant over the intercom to turn off all portable electronic devices. This time no one with authority noticed. She played with her phone right through take off until she lost service, at which point she defeatedly put it away. I was so tempted to tell her she needed to turn it off but I hate confrontation, especially with bratty girls I don’t know.

Instead, I will out her and all other future offenders on this blog:

As good as dead

From this day forward I’d like to openly and endlessly volunteer my copy editing services to the San Francisco Chronicle. No, I’m not a trained editor or an educated journalist, but I do know how to spot basic and critical typos in current event stories.

I’ve heard coworkers joke and poke fun at the Chronicle over and over about all the typos they find, but I usually just shrug it off… we all make mistakes, eh? But I couldn’t help but be all but flabbergasted when I read their front page, lead story today on the two Current TV journalists sentenced to prison in North Korea. See visuals below.

Look closer
Lisa Ling?! Try Laura Ling. Lisa is a journalist, yes (as seen on Oprah, The View, National Geographic Explorer and CNN), but she is not the one in prison in North Korea. She’s in the public eye right now trying to help her sister, but she is not Laura.  Ugh. Seriously?

Get it together!

Do you know these parents?

If so, please turn them into CPS. I just watched the Dad kick the son in the stomach while Mom stood there and watched.

Pop quiz bus riders

If you’re going to bring your giant black lab on the bus do you think it makes the most sense to sit a) at the back of the empty bus so your dog is out of the way and away from people or b) in the very middle of the bus (at the place the accordian bus connects, where the aisle is especially tight) so no one can get to the back of the bus?

Out of control

Man bags are officially out of control. Gucci? Really?

What percent of man bag owners are homosexicans? 103?

Is anyone else with me? Do I need to switch blogging gears and launch JustSayNoToManBags.com? Anyone interested in cofounding?

Go back to Benecia!

On our way to lunch today we were walking behind three totes nasty, unappropriately dressed, clearly bridge and tunnel hoochie mamas. Ew. Time to shame them to my 13 devoted readers!

29 Days of Giving: Day 26 – The gift of patience

This might sound ridiculous and Lindsey will most certainly roll her eyes, but yesterday I gave the gift of patience to United Airlines and O’Hare airport. Three cancelled flight and, three standby lists, I kept my cool while taking 13 hours getting from SFO to GRR via ORD, and was thankful and courteous to those I interacted with. I am a realistic person so I can accept flight nightmares. As I saw yesterday, in the hell that was O’Hare, others most certainly can not.

My favorite passenger was one I sat next to while waiting in standby line #2 (for a flight that was eventually cancelled). She was headed to Moline (wherever the f that is) and was justa huffin’ and puffin’ for about 30 minites and how mistreated she was and how she was determined to get her money back, whether she had to take United to court or not.

Just for fun, let’s shame her and post her picture below.