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‘Prepare to die’ shirt ‘intimidates’ airline passengers

Published On: Jan 30 2013 03:48:19 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 25 2013 09:55:37 AM CST
Princess Bride Inigo Montoya shirt

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Let this be a lesson to fans of cult classic movies: If you wish to wear a shirt sporting one of the most famous quotes from a film, not everyone will get it.

On Sunday evening, New Zealand man Wynand Mullins boarded a Qantas flight in Australia wearing a shirt featuring a quote from “The Princess Bride,” according to New Zealand’s Stuff magazine. The shirt had a large nametag that read: “Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”

Before the plane took off, a flight attendant approached Mullins and asked him to take the shirt off “because some of the passengers are quite intimidated by it,” Mullins told Stuff.

Since Mullins didn’t have another shirt with him, he said he would be happy to change if the airline found him something else to wear.

"The thought did cross my mind that it would either be a blanket or the pilot's jacket," he told the National Business Review.

But instead of returning with a new shirt, the flight attendant dropped the matter.

A few passengers may have been uncomfortable, but Mullins wasn’t the only one to find the situation a bit extreme.

“I thought it was all a bit silly. The person next to me was laughing, because they knew the movie," he told Stuff.