John J Marley (Gloria's husband
) is Northern Ireland's answer to Lazlo Toth
-- writing actual posted mail from his home at Comfydown Cottage, Carryduff, Belfast, to correspond with a variety of corporations and heads-of-state. Whether it's asking Irwin's Bakery to employ his wife
Gloria (he's her husband), asking Virgin Atlantic if Gloria could take one of their 747's for a spin
, or petitioning Kellogg's for adult-themed cereals
, he always (well, almost always) receives an appreciative reply
to his polite yet bizarre correspondence. [via cjorgensen; previously]
What's the most exciting thing about flying? Right: inflight meals. There are whole websites
and Flickr groups
dedicated to their tinfoil-wrapped glory. But sometimes you just have a bad food-day, like the poor passenger who sent this hilarious complaint letter
about the food on his flight from Mumbai to Heathrow to Sir Richard Branson
, owner of Virgin Atlantic Airways.
Woman injured by obese passenger offered $20,000 by Virgin Atlantic
With two-thirds of US citizens overweight, and one-third classified as obese
, some airlines are charging one person for two seats (previous discussion
). But who's responsible when a large passenger injures someone — the passenger or the airline?
The Last Refuge... invaded...
Yes, I have a cell phone. Yes, I use it. But
, I turn if off any place it would be rude to be having a full-voiced conversation, because I
hate it when people make or take a call in those situations. I'd always sort of enjoyed
the fact that the airlines claim they'll screw up navigation systems; whether they do or not, it means I don't have to listen to a dozen suits around me trying to out-do each other a-wheelin' and a-dealin and a-squealin' up and down the aisles. Guess I won't be flying Virgin Atlantic again any time soon...