When boarding a plane recently I noticed a guy dressed in cutoff shorts and flip flops and mentally noted how times had changed. I am old enough to remember when flying in an airplane was an event for which one dressed up. With a "que sera, sera" mindset, I withheld judgment. That is until the guy stuck his overly ripe, flip-flop clad feet under my airplane seat. (Cough! Sputter!! Gasp!!!) I don't care how informal our culture has become; wearing flip-flops on a plane is just wrong!
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