Aug 5th 2008 3:26PM Many of you people have complained about an obese person spilling over onto your seat, and favored charging larger people higher fares. I don't see how a higher fare for a larger person corrects the personal spillover problem. Is it worth having a very large person take up half of your seat if you know s/he was charged an additional amount to board the plane? The large person is still taking up part of your space on the plane. Unless you agree that a lower fare for a smaller person entitles you to a fraction of a seat . . .
Oct 20th 2006 12:54PM My only complaint is the animated elves telling the child that they will be out of a job if the child passes on adding a toy. Talk about a guilt trip! Otherwise, a gift registry is a good idea -- as long as children understand it is a Wish List and that every item will NOT be purchased. Plus, no one is forcing parents to buy these (or similar) items at WalMart. Adults are free to shop elsewhere.
I prefer to follow the Victorian poem about giving gifts to children, for any occasion:
Something they want,
Something they need,
Something to play with,
And something to read.
. . . and these don't all have to be from the child's parents!