A Dad Guilted All The Passengers On His Flight Into Participating In His Daughter's On-Board Halloween
So let me get this straight. This dad is supposedly some kind of hero because he made last minute arrangements - that ever-so-slightly inconvenienced others during their travels - to make up for scheduling a flight during one of his daughter's favorite holidays? If this guy is 'Father Of The Year' then the guy that ends up sprinting into the nearest florist 5 minutes before close on his way home from work after forgetting his anniversary is 'Husband Of The Year', because it's quite literally the exact same situation. If he really gave a fuck about Molly going trick-or-treating he would have went with her one night earlier or flew out the morning after, not had her walk down the aisle guilting pissed off passengers into cooperating in a half-assed Halloween. You think his 3 year old gives a shit what date she gets sweets from strangers? I can guarantee that hundreds of thousands of people were out collecting candy over the weekend, but not Molly because she has a negligent dad that would rather shit all over the sanctity of airplane etiquette than look at a goddamn calendar.
That's not to say that I wouldn't participate if it meant making this little girl's day. I absolutely would, but it would solely be because I felt obligated to make up for her father's lack of parental awareness. I bet there were people on that plane that intentionally decided to fly on October 31st just so that they didn't have to answer their fucking doorbell 36 times per hour, and this guy brought that very same annoyance to an airliner. I'll give him credit for thinking on his feet, but I will not praise him for being good parent or a socially acceptable traveler.