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May 12, 2010
cognitive dissonance

Every place you turn these days, you're told not to wear perfume, to avoid scented bath products, to keep to laundry odorless laundry soaps, to use unscented hand lotion. Why? Allergies. Everywhere you go, you're surrounded by a thousand people, each of whom is likely to be allergic to something.

For instance, it's very common for people to have pet allergies these days. Which makes it hard to understand how Frontier Airlines can be seriously considering letting dogs, cats, and other animals fly in the cabin with unsuspecting passengers.

Disclaimer: I don't have a dog in this race myself. My only environmental allergy is the rise in blood pressure I experience when surrounded by stupid people. My defense of the allergy-ridden is purely altruistic.

Posted by AnneZook at 04:38 PM


I don't know which is dumber, letting animals fly in the cabin with allergic people, or making animals fly in the luggage compartment, where they are unheated, underpressurized, and die with some regularity.

Also, for all the hypoallergenic warnings, there's still a huge industry in scents....

Posted by: Ahistoricality at May 12, 2010 05:41 PM

Well, not everyone cares if they make the person standing next to them break out in hives.

I feel sorry for allergic people, that's all.

Posted by: Anne at May 14, 2010 02:46 PM