Nobody likes flying. I’ll save you some long diatribe about how *my* personal flight experiences are much worse than yours because I think it’s taboo to talk about things like that. Your commute to work, traffic in the city you live in, and airline horror stories are all things that I loathe talking about. Everyone’s been on a plane for two or three hours with a screaming baby. I don’t bitch about things like this because that’s the price you pay to fly in a metal tube that has the capability to take you from L.A. to New York in under four hours. I usually deal with minor inconveniences like a crying child by popping a Xanax and falling asleep. This new mom just put expectant mothers the world over on notice, though.
You want to know how you get people to leave you and your screaming kid alone while you’re flying? You want to avoid a conversation that starts with the phrase “Is there anything you can do about your baby? I can’t hear myself think.” Look no further than this mom who handed out bags full of treats to every passenger on her flight. This is how you play the game. If you’ll allow me for a second to get a little nit-picky, the ear plugs aren’t really all that necessary for a goodie bag. Pretty much everyone on that plane is going to be rocking some noise cancelling headphones, but the Kit-Kats and Andes chocolates that are in that bag? Yeah, I’ll take those everyday and twice on Sunday.
Literally anything is better than that mini-bag of Rold-Gold pretzels. Those are great until you realize the drink cart isn’t coming back around and all you have is an ounce of water left in your Nalgene. If we could start making this a trend (looking at you new parents) I would very much appreciate it. I’ve got a fever and the only prescription is more goodie bags filled with chocolate..