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  • Popping bubble wrap is one of those things which is awesome to DO, but drives one farking batshiat crazy when someone else is doing.
  • I'm really jonesin' for some poppies now.

    /btw subby, if waiting for the bus makes you want to strangle someone as opposed to simply screaming as TFA suggests, you might need to attend an anger management class or two.
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    Does pppppthhhh Not pppppthhhh Approve pppppthhhh.
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    Does pppppthhhh Not pppppthhhh Approve pppppthhhh.


    You're welcome!
  • Fred "Thickie" Holden approves.

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  • And then grimy bubble wrap sheets are blowing all over the neighborhood.
  • So if I'm understanding this article correctly, it's whiny bastards in Houston that are responsible for us having to walk two miles to pick up our luggage after a flight?
  • It's interesting that this was found in Italy, but "Antistress For Free!!" is in English.
  • twomutts: So if I'm understanding this article correctly, it's whiny bastards in Houston that are responsible for us having to walk two miles to pick up our luggage after a flight?


    Bingo. If only there was some sort of hand held device that could provide entertainment to these people who obviously can't wait and/or entertain themselves.
  • talulahgosh: that's awesome.


    A few years ago, The New York Times reported that airline passengers in Houston were complaining bitterly about how long they had to wait for their bags at those rotating carousels. Airport officials quickly added baggage handlers to speed up delivery, but though they cut the time to eight minutes (well within the industry average) the complaints didn't stop. People were peeved, because it took one minute to get to baggage claim, and they had to wait around, doing nothing, for the next seven minutes. In other words, 88 percent of their post-flight time was spent waiting.

    So what did the airport do? Officials moved the arrival gates farther away from baggage claim and routed bags to the farthest away carousels, making everybody walk six times longer to get to their luggage. That way, by the time people got to the carousels, the bags were already there. No wait, no stress. "Complaints," says the Times, "dropped to near zero."


    This part is even more awesome.
  • The airport example is interesting, and makes sense:
    ...Airport officials quickly added baggage handlers to speed up delivery, but though they cut the time to eight minutes (well within the industry average) the complaints didn't stop. People were peeved, because it took one minute to get to baggage claim, and they had to wait around, doing nothing, for the next seven minutes. In other words, 88 percent of their post-flight time was spent waiting.

    So what did the airport do? Officials moved the arrival gates farther away from baggage claim and routed bags to the farthest away carousels, making everybody walk six times longer to get to their luggage. That way, by the time people got to the carousels, the bags were already there. No wait, no stress. "Complaints," says the Times, "dropped to near zero."


    But I think a key thing with that situation isn't so much that people need to be occupied, it's that many of us logically think "If I could get here in 60 seconds, why did my bags take eight minutes (plus the time I spent shuffling out of the plane)?" We get upset about perceived inefficiencies, inconsistencies, and incompetence.

    Waiting for a bus isn't a big deal. It might get boring, but if the bus is on schedule most people aren't bothered. It's when a bus is late, or comes early so that you need to wait for the next one, that people start to stress. The ten minutes before a bus is due to arrive are nothing at all compared to the two or three minutes after it was supposed to be there.
  • So that's why Fark makes work feel better.
  • On the Side: twomutts: So if I'm understanding this article correctly, it's whiny bastards in Houston that are responsible for us having to walk two miles to pick up our luggage after a flight?

    Bingo. If only there was some sort of hand held device that could provide entertainment to these people who obviously can't wait and/or entertain themselves.


    I've been known to carry this thing called "a book" around with me. I've also occasionally picked one up and started reading while at a stoplight, which is bad, and I should feel bad. But I hate wasted time.
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    That's Scarlett Johansson in pigtails.
  • Just light a cigarette. Bus will come immediately.
  • Light a smoke the bus arrives instantly.
  • Just start walking; the bus will come when you're halfway between bus stops.
  • Perducci: So what did the airport do? Officials moved the arrival gates farther away from baggage claim and routed bags to the farthest away carousels, making everybody walk six times longer to get to their luggage. That way, by the time people got to the carousels, the bags were already there. No wait, no stress. "Complaints," says the Times, "dropped to near zero."


    The times also added, "Those fatties need the exercise anyways. Have you seen them try to wedge themselves into those coach seats? Crowbars may be illegal to bring through security but a majority of the airlines customers need them. In fact, some carriers plan to create a shoe-horning service on international flights for $15 a pry."
  • Anyone else disappointed this isn't an assault story?
  • ciberido: On the Side: twomutts: So if I'm understanding this article correctly, it's whiny bastards in Houston that are responsible for us having to walk two miles to pick up our luggage after a flight?

    Bingo. If only there was some sort of hand held device that could provide entertainment to these people who obviously can't wait and/or entertain themselves.

    I've been known to carry this thing called "a book" around with me. I've also occasionally picked one up and started reading while at a stoplight, which is bad, and I should feel bad. But I hate wasted time.


    I agree, but I don't give these type of complainers enough credit to actually read.
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    That's Scarlett Johansson in pigtails.


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  • Eddie Adams from Torrance: [i236.photobucket.com image 520x295]

    Does pppppthhhh Not pppppthhhh Approve pppppthhhh.


    hehe - the only Sponge Bob episode I really liked.

    Bubble wrap is great for meeting people at work. Used it to meet women several times - they loved it.
  • ChipNASA: devilEther: [www.michaelvox.com image 350x262]

    That's Scarlett Johansson in pigtails.

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    I will never tire of that .gif.
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