By now you’ve probably heard about the JetBlue flight attendant who got a little fed up after flying from Pittsburgh to JFK in an Embraer.
NYTimes.com: A JetBlue flight attendant apparently upset with an uncooperative passenger on a just-landed flight unleashed a profanity-laden tirade on the public-address system, pulled the emergency-exit chute, slid off the plane and fled Kennedy International Airport, a law enforcement official said.
It’s an inexcusable act for sure. Still nearly everyone I’ve spoken to makes it seem like this guy’s actions are understandable. Today’s hasty exit might be a career launcher!
On Twitter Josh Kishore said:
This guy is awesome! Wish I was on the plane I would’ve joined him!
Film critic (and one of my favorite Twitter reads) Roger Ebert tweeted,
Predicting JetBlue’s batshit flight attendant becomes a folk hero and guests on cable and talk shows. A Sully for 2010.
Twitter is full of attaboys!
@traceyjohn: THE BEST WAY TO QUIT A JOB EVER!
@wchrisburcham: This is awesome. Absolutely awesome
@EricStangel : JetBlue flight attendant gets fed up, curses, hits emergency-exit chute, flees. Isn’t that how Tony Hayward left BP job?
He’s ‘mad as hell and not going to take it anymore,’ right? That’s what resonates. We’re buying in because we’re mad as hell too.
Prediction: Charged with a felony he will lose his job (duh), cop a plea and serve no jail time. Wait and see.