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Monday, January 18, 2010

Businessman sues BA 'for treating men like perverts'

A businessman is suing British Airways over a policy that bans male passengers from sitting next to children they don't know - even if the child's parents are on the same flight. This is another aspect of corporate business life, where normal people are subjected to the fears and fanciful thoughts of executives scared witless by lawsuits. It has nothing to do with decency, remember!

Mirko Fischer has accused the airline of branding all men as potential sex offenders and says innocent travellers are being publicly humiliated. The fact is they are branding them exactly as that. Take no chances. All men are possible perverts, so tell them so.

We live in distressing times. Generally people seem to have become utterly devoid of protesting in any manner other that muttering sentiments of disquiet whilst in the local pub or whilst watching the TV News. And the corporate nonsense carries on unabated. Mr Fischer does us all a service and he should be applauded.

I was once publicly vilified by a flight attendant (not British Airways). My son, then a toddler, had just wet his nappy as we were told to buckle up. I could not get him to sit on my lap. Whereupon this young man literally shouted at me suggesting I may be the cause of the imminent flight disaster he was predicting. It soon became an ugly scene, with other passengers joining in. Completely unnecessary but I'm sure that particular flight attendant was more concerned with rules than reality. Safety is one thing. Stupidity is quite another!


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