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On my recent flight to Florida, I sat in front of a family.

At first, the joking around and louder than normal voices were a bit unsettling but then I listened.

It was apparent the teenage son had not flown before. And Dad — in his Dad way — was telling Bad Dad jokes about take-off and flying to redirect his son into a different level of emotional state. Namely embarrassment and annoyance at his old man.