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…Get Uncomfortable

airline-seatsThe ethical question — to recline, or not to recline — has been around since airlines introduced coach seats.

Since that time, fliers have been divided on this issue.  Some opt to spare their fellow passenger the discomfort of having to sit in the fetal position, and others, I can only assume, think they are the only person on the plane.

While it’s always been a point of contention for fliers, in recent weeks, the conflict seems to have reached its boiling point for over-stressed fliers.  Three flights, in the last few weeks,  were forced to make unscheduled stops due to seat-reclining disputes.  Read the rest of this entry

…sit up

airplaneIn the past, I’ve made no secret of my beliefs concerning the two kinds of people in this world: Those who think it’s okay to recline their seat on an airplane and the people who know it’s a totally selfish move.

Guess which kind I am?

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…practice what you preach

...oh the places you'll go...

…oh the places you’ll go…

When it comes to cell phone usage tensions can be high when it comes to defining “appropriate” usage. We all have our own thoughts on what constitutes “rude” or downright “gross” times to use your cell phone.

So it came as a bit of a shock to find that a recent study by eBay Deals found that a lot of us are on the same page when it comes to cell phone etiquette.

For instance, 88% of respondents said that they disapprove of walking while texting. Read the rest of this entry

…keep your distance

Personal space is a powerful thing that we usually appreciate most when it’s been taken from us.  Now, there’s a study to back it up.

Right on the heels of “your posture says a lot about you” comes “taking up more space reflects your inner power.” Read the rest of this entry

…hit the road

Made with Repix (http://repix.it)Another summer weekend has come to an end, and for many that means the beginning or end of a summer adventure. For 2WC it was a travel day, so we’re going to keep this short, but don’t worry we won’t let you leave empty-handed.

In the spirit of this blogs founding principles, we thought we’d share some tips for you road warriors out there.  We assure you this list is strongly inspired by those we encountered on our recent journey (you know who you are).  Enjoy:

  • Tip 1: Show some humility.  Successful navigation of our nation’s highways is a team sport. We know you’re a fantastic driver, but it’s okay to throw a “thank you” wave to the person who let you cut in front of them. Also, jazz hands of gratitude are always welcome (true story…the bar has been set).
  • Tip 2: Turn signals are not a suggestion.  Until they perfect the art of telepathy we do not know that intend to drift on over 3 lanes at your pace of choice.  It sucks, we know.  If only someone had invented some sort of device that signals to other drivers when you plan to turn…
  • Tip 3: The left lane is for passing not for taking your Sunday 55 mile an hour joy ride.

And with that we leave you with wishes for safe travels this summer, and (of course) a song.

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…bi-daily smile…

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