At 22:25 13/09/01, you wrote:
> From the NY Times:
>on new air travel restrictions:
>"No knives of any material allowed to be carried on board. Federal rules
>previously allowed up to a four-inch blades. Metal knives for food service
>would be banned also."
>That's great, that means when you pay $2000-3000 dollars for a
>business class international ticket, you are going to be sitting
>there in this nice fancy chair, with a nice cloth napkin draped
>over your tray table, with your nice glass of wine, cutting up
>a nice meal (by airline standards) with a chincy plastic knife.
>I understand why, but by the same logic, shouldn't the forks be
>plastic as well?
>I can see the headlines now -- "Airlines grounded around the world
>as airline meal preparation managers scramble for plastic knives",
>"Price gouging reported by plastic knife distributors", and "Airlines
>forced to increase ticket prices due to requirements for feeding
>premashed food to passengers".
>There is a great patent opportunity here for someone to design
>a new piece of silverware that can be used to cut up food but
>cannot be easily used to attack and injure people.
Already been done, did you guys ever have "Splades" marketed in your locations
actually quite a nice hybrid knife-fork-spoon utensil. Fork-spoon shaped
a wedged edge on one side so it cut quite well without slashing when placed
mouth. Not sure if they are still production.
Could be worth grabbing a few shares. :)
I did find.
Looks like you need to chat to the Aussies on the list. :)
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