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  • That sounds like the flight from hell. Oy! I’m highly sensitive to scents as well… ugh, I’m feeling for you!
    I hope you love on your little boy lots though!
    .-= Krista´s last blog ..Book: Blue Like Play Dough =-.

    July 28, 2009
  • How you didn’t rip that woman’s face off, we will never know. Because those of us with similar issues probably would have-or puked over the seat onto her head.
    .-= Suzanne´s last blog ..Next Food Network Star-Week 8 =-.

    July 28, 2009
  • Priss

    I’m not quite so sensitive to scents, but I swear on all that’s holy that some bitches have no kind of perfume etiquette. In close quarters, use something very light or none at all. Anti-perspirant keeps you from smelling nasty. Perfume makes you smell like a rose garden growing in a professional wrestler’s sweaty spandex. Nasty.

    One, maybe two shots, is more than enough. It’s supposed to be attractive, not nauseating.

    And who the hell gets on the plane, then thinks, “Oh gee, I’d better fumigate my fishy ass before the plane takes off”?

    Unacceptable. I probably would have looked at her and told her that the cheap toilet water she just assaulted the rest of the passengers with didn’t help her odor at all. I bet a prescription would, though.

    July 28, 2009
  • I want to know how you didn’t think to shove something sharp into her eye. That’s always my first thought.

    xx
    .-= Veronica´s last blog ..Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. What day to day life is like. =-.

    July 28, 2009
  • Oh. Em. Gee. I thought I had a bad flight when a college-aged couple behind me talked in loud, wanting-attention voices the Whole! Flight!, like, “OMG you did NOT just say that to me!!” *whapping sound* “OMG you are SO BAD!!” *giggling sound* *dirty whispering sound* “OMG!! I am totally telling your mom you said that!!” But perfume leaves that in the dust. IN THE DUST.

    Also, very looking forward to more BlogHer ’09 talk. It seems like every year I read the same two posts: 1) BlogHer is so disillusioning and I disassociate myself from those other people calling themselves bloggers, and 2) OMG AWESOME LADIES SQUEE SQUEE SQUEEE BFF4EVA!!!!” It would be nice to read something that had…a balance.
    .-= Swistle´s last blog ..Coffee and Doughnuts =-.

    July 28, 2009
  • SWMBO will not allow me anywhere near perfume counters in department stores because my sinuses react violently to many perfumes. So I can sympathize, a bit. And I can admire your restraint. If that had been SWMBO, she would have done an Ella Fitzgerald on her ass – the volume and pitch of her voice would have shattered that bottle right in her hand. Of course, it might not have done aircraft windows any good – so maybe it’s good it was you and not her after all.
    .-= lceel´s last blog ..There were Manly Men =-.

    July 28, 2009
  • Eve

    I have problems with other people’s perfume sometimes, too. If it’s not illegal to spray the stuff on the airplane it should be!!! Glad you survived it to get your boy. BTW – I love the new look of your blog.
    .-= Eve´s last blog ..This and That and a Couple of Good Books =-.

    July 28, 2009
  • Sorry for the craptastic flight, can’t believe how clueless some people can be. Perfumes make my whole face itch. You did show superhuman restraint.

    Enjoy your reunion with your little man.
    .-= Tara R.´s last blog ..I ran away from home, but they found me =-.

    July 28, 2009
  • Awww darlin’

    I’m so sorry. Ugh. What is wrong with some people?????? ARGH.

    Love you and loved seeing you again.

    July 28, 2009
  • I get migraines, and that, combined with the stress of the flight itself, probably would have sent me for a tailspin. Ugh.
    .-= C @ Kid Things´s last blog ..Never Send a Man =-.

    July 28, 2009
  • How you resisted the temptation to kick the back of her seat for the entire flight, I do not know. Ughhh

    July 28, 2009
  • Uggh…she is lucky she was still conscious when the plane landed.
    .-= Secret Mom Thoughts´s last blog ..Blog Hop-Favorite Kid Photo =-.

    July 28, 2009
  • My stepmom always sprayed hairspray in the car when I was a kid…I can’t smell TreSemme hairspray to this day. Makes me GAG. Who the hell sprays their hair in the CAR?
    .-= HappyCampers´s last blog ..Running…Running…. =-.

    July 28, 2009
  • Some peoples’ kids. WTF?

    Happy to hear they found you at the hotel…what the hell happened?!?
    .-= Colleen – Mommy Always Wins´s last blog ..Name dropping, BlogHer style =-.

    July 28, 2009
  • How awful!! I can completely relate to your agony. I always travel with sinus tablets, sinus spray, headache medicine, and an anti-nausea wristband thingie that looks like a watch. And once my kids get a bit older I’ll start bringing Dramamine again so I can just sleep through the whole darn thing. :)
    .-= Athena´s last blog ..Great News! =-.

    July 29, 2009
  • Ahhhhh…..so that’s what happened to you! I saw the tweet that you hadn’t returned home!! So glad they found you safe and sound!!!
    .-= Mrs. Schmitty´s last blog ..Take Us Back In Time Tuesday – 7/28/09 =-.

    July 29, 2009
  • Catherine

    Ahh… what a mother will do for a child. Honestly, I would have a fuss that would have banned perfume witch from any airplane. Ever. But I congratulate you. Clearly, you’re more civil than I could ever be.

    July 30, 2009
  • Count me as one in the “thinking you were dead” category. Based on a Twitter search for “sarcasticmomlc,” I was the first person to retweet @mrsflinger’s APB for you. I was not the first person to add the #blogher09 hashtag. I let someone else put out the REAL alarm among the folks who could help. Then I retweeted that, too. :)

    Anyway, I was SO GLAD to hear you were safe. I think it’s both a good thing and a bad thing that Twitter allows us to try to help someone, but also worry, when we’re not anywhere we can actually DO ANYTHING.

    I’m looking forward to hearing what you thought of BlogHer.
    .-= Rebecca (Ramblings by Reba)´s last blog ..Happy “Curves”iversary to me… 25 and counting… =-.

    July 31, 2009
  • Ugh, that sucks, my friend! Did you at least trip her stanky ass on the aisle as you got off? Sigh.

    I’d love to hear more about Blogher. Someday I’ll actually get to go maybe…

    ~Scout
    .-= Scout’s Honor´s last blog ..This is What Happens When There Are Three Boys Under One Roof: OOOOOohhh Annnnnakin! =-.

    August 01, 2009
  • I have no idea why the airlines tolerate that shit, and it drives me CRAZY. My husband is allergic to perfume, and he flies often, so I know how you must have suffered. What the hell is wrong with people like that?
    .-= Mrs4444´s last blog ..Why I Could Never Be an EMT =-.

    August 01, 2009
  • That behavior should be enough to get kicked off a plane. I mean, seriously? Spraying perfume ON the airplane? What was stopping her from doing that IN A BATHROOM or even at home? I suppose she pulled out a toe nail clipper as her classy encore? Ugg.

    So glad you got to your son, though. I couldn’t hug mine enough when I finally got to them.
    .-= Sugar Jones´s last blog ..Friendship =-.

    August 02, 2009
  • Al_Pal

    Guh. I am SO not a fan of perfume. Blech!

    August 09, 2009
  • MarysMom

    We got that in common. I was just waiting to read what you had done to that woman but you just suffered quietly… Recently, at a work meeting, I took a seat beside this co-worker, who is a lovely woman and I truly like her, and she just reeked of perfume that she had freshly put on for the meeting! Do I hurt her feelings by moving or do I just wait for the migraine? I moved and even told her why… I did not get a headache and she’s still my friend…

    August 11, 2009
  • […] in my mouth. Hangover. Hangover. Hangover. Hangover. Bowling? Sleep.  I got on the plane with perfume bitch and came home. But that wasn’t very fun to read, now was […]

    August 24, 2009
  • I’m sensitive to smelly things too, and likely would have asked to be moved or…accidentally puked on her bag. Oops!

    August 24, 2009

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