FLIGHT ATTENDANT CURSES OUT PASSENGERS AND EXITS PLANE ON EMERGENCY SLIDE 08/10/2010


by Moody Adams
A flight attendant is having his “15 minutes of fame” after a run-in with a passenger after the plane landed in New York. The passenger is said to have gotten up too early and took his bag out of the overhead. It may have hit the flight attendants head. The attendant is reported to have gotten on the intercom, cursed the passenger, released the inflatable evacuation slide, grabbed a beer and slid to the ground and headed for his car.

The Wall Street Journal writes that the Jet Blue attendant -- Steven Slater -- "demanded an apology from the passenger, but the passenger refused to give one. The two argued back and forth before the passenger directed an expletive at Mr. Slater, [an airport] official said. Mr. Slater then got on the plane's PA system and directed the same obscenity at all the passengers, and added that he especially meant it for the man who refused to apologize, the official said."

The police arrested Slater at his home. The judge granted him bail. The man has become a cult hero to many people who hate their jobs.

However, Police said the emergency slide could have killed someone if they had been under it. Slater is facing serious multiple charges that could put him in prison for up to 7 years.

Seven years! That would be a long time to sit behind bars and perhaps consider this Bible verse: “Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools” (Ecclesiastes 7:9).


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