Saturday, September 08, 2007

It's the shoes, isn't it?

Silly girl, what was she thinking?!

Better not venture out into the deserts of the Southwestern US without boots.

6 comments:

Steve Bates said...

Huh? Must be a grrrl thing. FTR, I don't wear boots, not even at Rodeo time. Those boots ain't made for walkin'. <very_old_song_reference />

hipparchia said...

i know that song. it's not that old.

i debated tossing out a few cryptic references vs jumping up on one of my soapboxes and getting all huffy and wordy over the multiple layers of anti-feminism in this story.

i opted for cryptic.

Steve Bates said...

Oh.

I hadn't seen the video, and didn't know of the story.

Now it makes sense.

Bryan said...

This is so stupid, but then I actually flew on Southwest in 1970s as it covered a lot of military bases out West.

If they keep it up they won't be profitable for long.

If you have some mythical policy, you don't invoke it on the aircraft - that's what the gate agents are for. This is just stupid, the airline management needs to get involved and defuse it before it costs them a whole lot of money.

hipparchia said...

i opted for short, pictorial, and cryptic because the original post kept getting longer, wordier, and more incoherent. plus, i could no longer see around around the flecks of foam i was spitting onto the monitor and keyboard.

even *i* can remember this far back.

hipparchia said...

it's stupid and hypocritical of southwest airline to not have apologized immediately and profusely.

[and funny :-) that you should be commenting here just as i was tracking down your comment at whig's blog]

i can also remember that when southwest first had their flight attendants wearing minskirts and hot pants, the de facto dress code for flying was that you needn't wear your [conservative] sunday best on the plane, but you were expected to come awful darn close to it.