sic sacInsider had a short flight on a small airplane between Barbados and Mustique. The pilot warned his two passengers before takeoff that it sometimes got a little bumpy over the water. "But we've got safety devices and emergency equipment, so just sit back and enjoy your flight," he said. With that, he donned his headset, revved up the propellers and off we went. In rummaging through the seat pocket for an in-flight magazine (there wasn't one), Insider came across one of the "emergency" items. It was light blue in color, a rectangle of about four by seven inches and featured an illustration of two little elves dancing on clouds. The label read "Sic-Sac: The Original Motion Sickness Bag." (Imagine being a scion of the family that made its fortune pioneering this product, answering questions like "Are you Ms. Jones of the air-sickness-bag Joneses?") Anyway, the paper bag carried instructions on its use along with a message of comfort: "Do not be embarrassed to use this bag as even veteran air travelers are subject to occasional motion sickness." Judging by the size of the thing, Insider doubted it could handle the assignment for which it was designed. Further sleuthing, though, produced a large plastic bag folded inside the paper bag. Whew.

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