I come across a lot of interesting photos of in my daily internet perusal of everything travel-related — mountaintop views, urban skylines, pretty sunsets, etc. But this photo of a Ziploc bag caught my eye more than any other travel photo I’ve seen lately:

According to Redditer gigantomachy, “Brilliant and thoughtful parents handed these out to everyone on my flight.” Of course, this photo could have been faked to get a response out of people like me, but I’m just going to pretend that it’s the real deal. That being said, I have a lot of questions for the parents who dispensed these goodie bags:

  • How much did this cost you, exactly? I’m sure you can buy Jolly Ranchers in bulk at a dollar store, but TCHO chocolates seem pretty nice.
  • Do you have some sort of phobia of being glared at?
  • Did you not include the earplugs in the bag so that people would have to come up to you and thank you for the gift if they needed them?
  • You couldn’t have bought some one-shots of Jack Daniels at the duty free and popped them in there?

The baby-hating part of me thinks that this was probably a ploy for proud new parents to get strangers to compliment them on their children, but I suppose if I had been on that plane I would have liked having some hard candy to bite on if an infant started screaming. But seriously — no alcohol?


What do you think? Would a baggie full of candy and an preemptive apology calm your nerves if you were on a plane with screaming children?

Steven tried out for The Amazing Race one time and was denied. We're not saying this is why he started this site, but it may have been a contributing factor in his decision to explore the world online and share his travel inspiration with others.


  1. This is an awesome and hilarious post. I totally agree with you – if they are going to take the time to pack the goody bag, why not include the ear plugs? On a separate note, airlines could probably benefit from having a separate kids/baby section in the back of the plane…I’d pay extra not to sit near it, but I’m sans-baby so that’s easy for me to say.


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