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Check-in Checklist

Avoid the inevitable
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Passengers queueing at check-in desks are gven a form to fill out. It's basically a set of tick-boxes, along the lines of:

"Are you a -

[ ] Doctor
[ ] Engaged/newlywed couple
[ ] Priest with doubts
[ ] Cute kid with life-threatening condition
[ ] Panic-prone rich guy
[ ] Ex-pilot with drink problem
[ ] Member of <ethnic minority>
[ ] Unpleasant peron with irrational hatred of <ethnic minority>
[ ] Surprisingly brave and tough elderly person
[ ] Spoilt arrogant rich kid
[ ] Otherwise ordinary person with an unusual skill

?"

Forms are handed in on check-in and scanned. If more than six categories are found amongst passengers, a large red sign reading "QUOTA" starts to flash above the check-in and passengers are given the option of a different flight to avoid being embroiled in a situation that's "Just like a movie ..."

8th of 7, May 19 2016

Side-by-side comparison: Zero Hour! (1957) Vs Airplane! (1980) https://youtu.be/8-v2BHNBVCs
[Ian Tindale, May 19 2016]

[] Nowhere to run http://www.imdb.com...mmary?ref_=tt_ov_pl
[pashute, May 20 2016]

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       [ ] Special Forces hand-to-hand combat expert travelling anonymously on holiday
[ ] Generic movie computer expert, able to hack into anything
hippo, May 19 2016
  

       [ ] Grotesquely fat, but with an extra tiny digit on one hand equipped with a powerful organic sucker capable of extracting a single electronic component from the bottom of an otherwise inaccessible hole. It's unlikely but best to cover every possibility....
xenzag, May 19 2016
  

       [ ] travelling with a briefcase handcuffed to arm
[ ] member of the aircraft's design team
[ ] sales rep with a sample case of innocuous items
  

       [ ] high school football team
[ ] group of inebriated sports fans, travelling to/from the big game
[ ] law enforcement agent with prisoner
[ ] pair of nuns
  

       [ ] captain retiring after one last flight
[ ] unusually level-headed bombshell flight attendant
FlyingToaster, May 19 2016
  

       and don't forget:

[ ] fatalistic black guy, OK with the idea that he'll die before all the white guys
hippo, May 19 2016
  

       If there were a way to source this information from one's social media profiles, an online facility might be built that, given pointers to various repositories, and a person's user_ids in each, would be able to determine, to within a half a standard-deviation, which from a list of common movie stereotypes, a person might most closely resemble.   

       Kind of like a meta one of those "which X are you most like" questionnaires, only not shit.
zen_tom, May 19 2016
  

       [ ] snake
LimpNotes, May 19 2016
  

       [] xenomorph egg
[] android
[] smarmy company executive
zen_tom, May 19 2016
  

       <cranks on windlass handle/>   

       <large banner is hauled into view/>   

       "THIS IDEA IS NOT A CALL-FOR-LIST. A LIST WAS PROVIDED, BUT ADDITIONAL ITEMS WERE NOT ELICITED, EITHER IMPLICITLY OR EXPLICITLY. BorgCo, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, SERVANTS OR AGENTS, TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR ADDITIONAL CATEGORIES SUGGESTED IN ANNOTATIONS."   

       <points meaningfully at banner/>   

       <wonders where all the croissants are/>
8th of 7, May 19 2016
  

       <studiously ignores banner>   

       [] a rabbi
[] a priest
[] an imam
[] Irishman
[] Englishman
[] Scottsman
  

       Oh no sorry, that one's for drinking establishments.   

       <places croissant after blatant nudge>
zen_tom, May 19 2016
  

       <BZZZZT>   

       Repetition ! You can't have "priest", it's in the original idea.   

       Oh, sorry, wrong game ....
8th of 7, May 19 2016
  

       [+]
  

       [+] Milk
[+] Eggs
[+] oh... sorry
pashute, May 20 2016
  

       [ ] join this list
xenzag, May 20 2016
  

       [  ] do you have a pencil
Ian Tindale, May 20 2016
  

       [ ] other...please describe:   

       <takes off sunglasses, sees banner, oops, casually puts sunglasses back on, strolls in opposite direction>
Sgt Teacup, May 20 2016
  

       ....[].............\
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....>\..........=-===>
...| |_ o...../..../
.................../
pashute, May 20 2016
  

       This is a list of very sorry annotations...
pashute, May 20 2016
  
      
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