When Wynand Mullins recently boarded a plane wearing a novelty T-shirt featuring a famous line of dialogue from The Princess Bride, I’m sure he didn’t expect to join the Mile High Club. But he probably didn’t expect to be profiled as a terrorist either.
To film-lovers, the words, “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die,” bring feelings of nostalgia and joy. For fellow air-travelers who don’t recall the film, the words bring panic and terror.
“The flight attendant said to me: ‘Are you able to remove it because some of the passengers are quite intimidated by it,’” Mullins recalled to Stuff.co.nz. Regrettably, she did not open with, “Excuse me, sir. You’re bothering the other morons on this flight.”
Mullins was never actually forced to change as the stewardess did not return with an alternate t-shirt. Though, after hearing a slow news day story like this, I find this one would have been appropriate.