For those of us who long for the golden days of airplane travel—when boarding a plane was inherently luxurious in its exoticism, travelers dressed for the occasion and, most importantly, checked their bad manners at the cockpit door—but aren’t necessarily interested in censuring modern decorum-challenged travelers too forwardly, pardonMOI to the rescue.
This webshop specializes in calling cards with witty
phrases (from the “Ice Breaker” edition: “We’ve been eyeing each other
for too long. Care to try it by candlelight?” to the “Unzipped”
edition: “I couldn’t help but notice that you have food in your teeth.
You look delicious enough on your own.”) to hand out in potentially awkward or uncomfortable confrontations.
The most exciting edition, for travelers, is called “Mind Your Business Class.” With 14 cards that address all manners of mile-high disturbance, it features cards with phrases like: “I couldn’t help but notice that your group is too loud. I don’t mind myself, but we’ve been getting complaints from other planes.”
So, get some peace and quiet while preventing a possible in-air scuffle, and maybe even elicit a giggle or two from your would-be adversary? Reason enough to load up on these wallet-sized wonders.
Sarah Storms is an editorial intern at Travel + Leisure.