I have a new HERO this week, and his name is Steve Slater. Dear old Steve is a….sorry, WAS a flight attendant for American airline company JetBlue airlines, who threw in his job, in spectacular fashion. So much so, that he might go to jail for the performance.
Basically what happened was, Steve’s going about his business on a flight from Pittsburgh to New York, and two female passengers have started rowing over the overhead locker space. Let’s face it, we’ve all seen feral behaviour on a plane, but spare a thoughts for the likes of Steve that have been seeing it for 28 years.
So Steve’s come along to try and break it up, and one of the two women, has started having a go at him, even calling him a F$%ing asshole.” Charming. Not only that, but this vile creature of a woman, has whacked him on the head, no doubt ‘accidently on purpose’, with her bag and the locker.
Cue, the tickertape parade here, as Stevey snaps, clearly thinks to himself “I’ve had a F%^$iing gutful of these sorts of molls”, and heads straight to the PA system. Oh yes, we’ve all dreamed of going postal on the PA haven’t we? God knows I have.
He gets on the PA blower, and says To the f***ing assh**e that told me to f*** off, it’s been a good 28 years!” – I’m loving his guts, and then with slightly more decorum….note I would have gone further…..he says “Those of you who have shown dignity and respect these last 20 years, thanks for a great ride.” Before signing off with “I’ve had it”.
Clearly in his brain snap, he’s at least figured out this is not the day he’s going to get a promotion. But it gets better, Stevey then heads to the bar fridge, grabs a couple of crownies, and heads for the emergency door. Opens it up, and slides on out.
Pure bloody gold!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now, I don’t have to spell out why 10’s of thousands of people have come out on face book and the like calling this guy a hero. We’ve all been treated like shit at work, and we’ve all got close to a massive gut full, but few of us have gone out with an emergency door bang.
The other lesson here is, whenever I am in a foul mood, and I feel I’m about to be, or have just been terse with someone trying to help me – no matter whether you think they’re doing it the right way – I always think to myself “Shut up Amber, you’re being a cow, he might have a sick parent at home!” I’m not joking, this is exactly what I pull myself up with.
And guess what – VILE WOMAN IF YOU’RE READING………… “Steve Slater, has been nursing his dying mother for most of the year. How does that make you and your stupid oversized bag feel now?????? Imagine every day you wake up and have to drag yourself to work, seeing your mother in pain and wasting away. And then you go to work at some drop kick like you, gives him a hard time! How about that LOVE?”
Ok, I feel better now. And I really hope the fabulous Steve Slater does too. Someone give him a job. And a medal.
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