Going Jetblue Part Two
This is precisely the reason I think the flight attendant should be fired and prosecuted. The message must be sent, immediately, that this kind of behaviour will not be tolerated and that people will be held accountable for their actions. Otherwise, every fame whore in the world will be thinking up idiocies to catapult them into the public eye. Waiters will be dumping plates of linguini on the heads of patrons, grocery store clerks will be hurling cans of pork and beans at customers and bus drivers will be forbidding riders entry to their vehicles because they don't like their mode of dress. When will it stop? Isn't it bad enough that we have celebrities who fill our papers and tv screens (not to mention our computer monitors) with their unbecoming behaviour? Aren't people ever going to tire of seeing drunk-ass mugshots, food-faces and baby factories on the blogs of the world? Isn't it bad enough that we have cyber-lebrities taking up space in our days and the real housewives and the bachelors embarrassing themselves in public? Now we are going to reward disgruntled employees for showing they asses on the six o'clock news?
I saw on the cover of one paper today that the flight attendant is being hailed a hero by the working class.
He's not a hero. He's an asshole. Nobody in the working class should be applauding him. They should be angry that he has made given people in the service industry a bad name. They should be angry, each one of the servers of the world, because they played by the rules and behaved with some dignity while he acted like a prissy queen and got famous for it. I mean, what did he expect? He works on an airplane. People pay too much money to sit in too small seats, which they got to only after half an hour of lines and security checks and an hour of cooling their heals in an airport lounge; and once on the plane, which is usually too hot or too cold, and storing their bag, which they have paid a fee to bring on the plane, they are given either bad food or no food and five dollar drinks in a thimble. Naturally the passengers are surly. He should know that and he should be able to deal with it and behave like a professional. Instead he made a fool of himself and probably lost his job. His job. Something he is paid to do. Do you know how many people in America would love to have a job right now? He had a job for a lot of years. He was a flight attendant for a long time. He knew the drill. He just chose to throw a Neely O'Hara and now he is being called a hero for it?
That is an insult to all the real heroes of the world. Teachers. Police Officers. Firefighters. Military workers. Social workers. The heroes of the world are the people who want to help others.
This man is no hero.
I know I am in the minority and that people are saying he is wonderful. I don't understand it. I think he is an embarrasment and he should be punished. He is not to be rewarded for this idiotic thing he has done. He must be made an example of so that a potentially growing trend will be nipped in the bud and his idiotic grinning face will be stripped from the news programs and papers. I wish the people in the news industry felt the same way I do and that they would simply stop reporting on him right now.
Now is a time for decent people who want to make a difference in the world and the flight attendant's fifteen minutes are up.
More like four minutes, really.