After extensive research I have concluded that the correct pronunciation of Schiphol lies somewhere between Skipple and Ski Pole, with maybe some guttural Dutch consonants thrown in. And this is something you need to know if you are flying to Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam on Bradley’s new international flight.
Anyway, no matter how you say it, it’s a pretty cool airport.
I don’t know about you, but I’d like the air traffic controllers handling my flight to dress comfortably. In fact, the last thing I want is for them to be distracted by things like tight bodices, uneven hemlines and unfamiliar snaps and zippers and such …
I don’t even know what to write about this one: Amtrak apparently kicked a 65-year-old man off a train at a crossing in the middle of the woods because the crew thought he was drunk. Except, it appears, he wasn’t drunk. He was in diabetic shock. And now he’s missing.
Addendum 6/29: The missing passenger is found. Amtrak’s version: following procedure, an employee waited with the passenger at the crossing but he ran off into the woods when police arrived.