Date: 26 Apr 98 03:44:17 From: email@example.com (D.M. Procida) Organization: Posted through the Joint Cardiff Computing Service, Wales, UK References: 1 2
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Karl Swartz <kls@ohare.Chicago.COM> wrote: > Avoiding the minor annoyance of everyone's ears "popping" on ascent > and descent isn't worth the tremendous cost. On a descent into Malta Luqa in 1984, one of my ears "blocked up" in the usual fashion, and then refused to unblock. No amount of swallowing or yawning made any difference. I went around half-deaf in that ear for about 6 weeks (nobody believed me that there was anything the matter when I tried to explain) until one day, suddenly, I heard an alarming and very loud sound - something like tearing cloth - and my ear opened up and I could hear properly again. Still, I don't suppose my plight would have impressed the airline industry very much. Is there any sure-fire guaranteed way to unblock one's reluctant ears? Daniele -- "...the so-called support act, The Awkward Moments, climbed onstage unsmilingly, not even looking at the audience. They only played one song: "Autobahn". In German. For twenty minutes. Then they swaggered off, not once having acknowledged the crowd. Conceited arrogant swine."