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2017-04-18 01:52:53 AM  
This is a slander on whiskey drunks! I will not slouch vaguely upright by holding on to the bar for dear life for it!
 
2017-04-18 04:23:21 AM  
Waiting for the airline white knighters to swoop in.

Fark United!
 
2017-04-18 04:33:42 AM  

jtown: Waiting for the airline white knighters to swoop in.

Fark United!


They either have to be paid shills or or straight-up assholes.
 
2017-04-18 04:36:19 AM  
""I don't react well. I freeze," she said. "When a man is inappropriate with me, I usually just run from it and maybe tell somebody."

She must be aiming at worst mom role model of the year for her 12-year-old.

If she were instead saying things like 'stop putting your hands on me' very loudly and repeatedly with being even more loud each time she'd both be preventing what ended up happening AND teaching her young daughter how to be assertive and proactive.
 
2017-04-18 04:41:13 AM  
United installed pinball machines on their planes?

www.tepg.se
 
2017-04-18 04:49:59 AM  

doglover: This is a slander on whiskey drunks! I will not slouch vaguely upright by holding on to the bar for dear life for it!


I hate bars that turn bars into merry go rounds after my fifth whiskey
 
2017-04-18 05:03:22 AM  
So making up stories about united is a thing know for these people just to get something anything published.
 
2017-04-18 05:44:28 AM  

That Guy...From That Show!: ""I don't react well. I freeze," she said. "When a man is inappropriate with me, I usually just run from it and maybe tell somebody."

She must be aiming at worst mom role model of the year for her 12-year-old.

If she were instead saying things like 'stop putting your hands on me' very loudly and repeatedly with being even more loud each time she'd both be preventing what ended up happening AND teaching her young daughter how to be assertive and proactive.


Well aren't you the unscarred personality? :)
 
2017-04-18 05:50:12 AM  

stringbad: That Guy...From That Show!: ""I don't react well. I freeze," she said. "When a man is inappropriate with me, I usually just run from it and maybe tell somebody."

She must be aiming at worst mom role model of the year for her 12-year-old.

If she were instead saying things like 'stop putting your hands on me' very loudly and repeatedly with being even more loud each time she'd both be preventing what ended up happening AND teaching her young daughter how to be assertive and proactive.

Well aren't you the unscarred personality? :)


Sweet Jesus we need to resurrect this meme just because of you?

img.fark.net
 
2017-04-18 05:53:21 AM  
I think the guy may have been a foreigner.

My mom got accosted by a drunk on a train once, during WWII on the way to see my dad.  In telling me the story, she said she thought the guy was "foreign."  When I asked her about that part of the story, she said: "Well, he had Roman hands and Russian fingers."
 
2017-04-18 06:05:10 AM  

That Guy...From That Show!: ""I don't react well. I freeze," she said. "When a man is inappropriate with me, I usually just run from it and maybe tell somebody."

She must be aiming at worst mom role model of the year for her 12-year-old.

If she were instead saying things like 'stop putting your hands on me' very loudly and repeatedly with being even more loud each time she'd both be preventing what ended up happening AND teaching her young daughter how to be assertive and proactive.


A lot of women have either been taught that saying nothing is the right response or have never been taught at all what to do in this situation.

Still not her fault.
 
2017-04-18 06:18:50 AM  

lawboy87: I think the guy may have been a foreigner.

My mom got accosted by a drunk on a train once, during WWII on the way to see my dad.  In telling me the story, she said she thought the guy was "foreign."  When I asked her about that part of the story, she said: "Well, he had Roman hands and Russian fingers."


That makes me think of the creepy guy on the train in Eurotrip.
 
2017-04-18 06:21:33 AM  

That Guy...From That Show!: stringbad: That Guy...From That Show!: ""I don't react well. I freeze," she said. "When a man is inappropriate with me, I usually just run from it and maybe tell somebody."

She must be aiming at worst mom role model of the year for her 12-year-old.

If she were instead saying things like 'stop putting your hands on me' very loudly and repeatedly with being even more loud each time she'd both be preventing what ended up happening AND teaching her young daughter how to be assertive and proactive.

Well aren't you the unscarred personality? :)

Sweet Jesus we need to resurrect this meme just because of you?

[img.fark.net image 533x594]


I try to teach my kids the wisdom of Amartya Sen; Just because something is true doesn't necessarily make it good to say. Yes we understand the appropriate response in that situation is as you described but not everyone is that brave for reasons. So lolwut may have been appropriate for me. Hope I explained it to your satisfaction though :)
 
2017-04-18 06:23:14 AM  
So this guy United not only leaves alone, but bring him non-stop whiskey, but they break the teeth and nose of a sober doctor and drag him down the aisle? Fly the bizarro skies.
 
2017-04-18 06:37:36 AM  

sithon: lawboy87: I think the guy may have been a foreigner.

My mom got accosted by a drunk on a train once, during WWII on the way to see my dad.  In telling me the story, she said she thought the guy was "foreign."  When I asked her about that part of the story, she said: "Well, he had Roman hands and Russian fingers."

That makes me think of the creepy guy on the train in Eurotrip.


www.sepeb.com
 
2017-04-18 06:43:00 AM  
At this point I refuse to believe any story anyone claims about United. Seems like a whole lot of money trying to be made by assholes.
 
2017-04-18 07:00:24 AM  
Right now working in public relations for United must be the worst job on the planet. Each morning they'll wake up shivering and covered in cold sweat worrying what fresh hell awaits them at the office.
 
2017-04-18 07:09:18 AM  

WTFDYW: At this point I refuse to believe any story anyone claims about United. Seems like a whole lot of money trying to be made by assholes.


She said she didn't want money, she wanted answers.
 
2017-04-18 07:16:54 AM  

Katolu: doglover: This is a slander on whiskey drunks! I will not slouch vaguely upright by holding on to the bar for dear life for it!

I hate bars that turn bars into merry go rounds after my fifth whiskey


TURN IT ON SOONER YOU CHEAP FARKS!!!!
 
2017-04-18 07:19:41 AM  

wingedkat: Still not her fault.


Not her fault in any way that it happened but anyone who witnesses such behaviour should do something that includes the flight attendants fellow passengers and her.
 
2017-04-18 07:29:08 AM  
The airline responded to her sexual assault complaint with four travel vouchers

"We're sorry you were sexually assaulted on one of our flights.  You wanna fly some more?"
 
2017-04-18 07:32:30 AM  

Gordon Bennett: Right now working in public relations for United must be the worst job on the planet.


Begs to differ:

i2.cdn.cnn.com
 
2017-04-18 07:32:31 AM  

cookiefleck: WTFDYW: At this point I refuse to believe any story anyone claims about United. Seems like a whole lot of money trying to be made by assholes.

She said she didn't want money, she wanted answers.


She said that all right.

Of course it's about money. Sending a story like that to the HuffPost is a fishing trip for the best pro-bono lawyer in the country.

Surely United's not without fault in any of the recent tabloid-style stories about them, but it didn't take a fortune teller to predict that many people would see their current public-relations crisis as an opportunity to ride the gravy train.
 
2017-04-18 07:35:42 AM  

jtown: Waiting for the airline white knighters to swoop in.

Fark United!


In after the bandwagoners!
 
2017-04-18 07:42:13 AM  
No cell phone video, and I'm betting the guy is a high-paying, highly connected business guy.
 
2017-04-18 07:44:45 AM  

WTFDYW: At this point I refuse to believe any story anyone claims about United. Seems like a whole lot of money trying to be made by assholes.


Well, if it's good enough for you...
 
2017-04-18 07:54:47 AM  
The drunk guy was probably a pilot they urgently needed in Kentucky.
 
2017-04-18 07:59:47 AM  

That Guy...From That Show!: ""I don't react well. I freeze," she said. "When a man is inappropriate with me, I usually just run from it and maybe tell somebody."

She must be aiming at worst mom role model of the year for her 12-year-old.

If she were instead saying things like 'stop putting your hands on me' very loudly and repeatedly with being even more loud each time she'd both be preventing what ended up happening AND teaching her young daughter how to be assertive and proactive.


most people who become parents aren't qualified for the job
 
2017-04-18 08:02:22 AM  

Gordon Bennett: Right now working in public relations for United must be the worst job on the planet. Each morning they'll wake up shivering and covered in cold sweat worrying what fresh hell awaits them at the office.


You could always ask smunns and WTFDYK what it's like.
 
2017-04-18 08:06:19 AM  

Plissken: cookiefleck: WTFDYW: At this point I refuse to believe any story anyone claims about United. Seems like a whole lot of money trying to be made by assholes.

She said she didn't want money, she wanted answers.

She said that all right.

Of course it's about money. Sending a story like that to the HuffPost is a fishing trip for the best pro-bono lawyer in the country.

Surely United's not without fault in any of the recent tabloid-style stories about them, but it didn't take a fortune teller to predict that many people would see their current public-relations crisis as an opportunity to ride the gravy train.

Rafieyan detailed all of this in an official complaint to United Airlines on March 29

She then reported the incident to the Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of Transportation

Because she had seen the man's boarding pass, she was able to report his name to the FBI.


While I normally would call B.S. on this story just for the fact it's from HuffPo, it not only predates doctor smashed face, but she took it to the FAA and the FBI.  If this is fake, then not only would United not have tried to buy her off, but she would probably not risk jail time for filing false reports with the FBI.

/sometimes even fake news is real
 
2017-04-18 08:07:26 AM  

WTFDYW: At this point I refuse to believe any story anyone claims about United. Seems like a whole lot of money trying to be made by assholes.


This. I am calling bullshiat on this. The article said that he had groped one of the attendants before this. Airlines are known for throwing people off the plane for no reason whatsoever, and will call the police at the drop of a hat to remove people. I just can't believe that the attendants would not have thrown this person off the plane rather than helping him to his seat and then warning other people that he was trouble. I am sorry, but this story doesn't ring true.
 
2017-04-18 08:12:50 AM  
Heard a story about a friend who was drinking and snuck into a first class seat and was generally and obnoxious asshole on a 16 hr flight.

They didnt do anything about him, but innocent folks getting harassed get hauled off. Reminds me of school board mentality.
 
2017-04-18 08:12:51 AM  
Pic of the perp.

img.fark.net
 
2017-04-18 08:21:09 AM  
I am surprised they board visibly drunk passengers. Shiat, I am shocked they let them past security.

At JFK this past weekend I watched TSA have a good laugh about a very drunk guy who couldn't stand for the scanner machine (they held him up) and waddled around with his shoes half on.

I guess the airport bar lobby is strong
 
2017-04-18 08:49:51 AM  
I've been a victim of groping myself, and I'm not saying she wasn't victimized or absolving United of their role...but I just don't understand why she felt she had to wait until her daughter needed to go to the bathroom to get away from him, or why she didn't demand that both of them receive new seats.  That just doesn't make sense to me at all.
 
2017-04-18 08:49:56 AM  

That Guy...From That Show!: ""I don't react well. I freeze," she said. "When a man is inappropriate with me, I usually just run from it and maybe tell somebody."

She must be aiming at worst mom role model of the year for her 12-year-old.

If she were instead saying things like 'stop putting your hands on me' very loudly and repeatedly with being even more loud each time she'd both be preventing what ended up happening AND teaching her young daughter how to be assertive and proactive.


Freezing up is a normal, natural reaction to threats. Yeah, that's probably a way that would have at least attracted more attention and gotten assistance to her but when you're threatened her behavior is not atypical.
 
2017-04-18 09:16:34 AM  

Mirandized: WTFDYW: At this point I refuse to believe any story anyone claims about United. Seems like a whole lot of money trying to be made by assholes.

This. I am calling bullshiat on this. The article said that he had groped one of the attendants before this. Airlines are known for throwing people off the plane for no reason whatsoever, and will call the police at the drop of a hat to remove people. I just can't believe that the attendants would not have thrown this person off the plane rather than helping him to his seat and then warning other people that he was trouble. I am sorry, but this story doesn't ring true.


Sounds like the flight attendant was into it though.
 
2017-04-18 09:17:53 AM  

Kopaem: I am surprised they board visibly drunk passengers.


Then you are a fool.

Flying is suicide. What they shouldn't board is sober people.
 
2017-04-18 09:43:19 AM  
What overserved on Friskies sours might look like

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2017-04-18 09:48:52 AM  

wingedkat: A lot of women have either been taught that saying nothing is the right response [...]


It is the right response. You don't want to be remembered when the guy's body is found in the parking lot of his destination.
 
2017-04-18 11:10:39 AM  
Hmmm, I always thought visibly drunk people weren't allowed to fly.
I thought most airlines had a policy about this. I've even seen them kick someone off a plane before it took off cause they were too drunk.

United really is the worst. The last United flight I took was about 1999, it was an awful experience.
 
2017-04-18 11:20:58 AM  

cookiefleck: WTFDYW: At this point I refuse to believe any story anyone claims about United. Seems like a whole lot of money trying to be made by assholes.

She said she didn't want money, she wanted answers.


She wants the TRUTH!
 
2017-04-18 11:21:08 AM  
United is getting so much hate, FARK, just call it Trump Airlines now and get it over with.
 
2017-04-18 11:27:34 AM  

Gordon Bennett: Right now working in public relations for United must be the worst job on the planet. Each morning they'll wake up shivering and covered in cold sweat worrying what fresh hell awaits them at the office.


BEGS TO DIFFER
img.fark.net
 
2017-04-18 11:37:15 AM  

Katolu: doglover: This is a slander on whiskey drunks! I will not slouch vaguely upright by holding on to the bar for dear life for it!

I hate bars that turn bars into merry go rounds after my fifth whiskey


Then you'd really hate that merry go round bar in New Orleans thats spinning before your first whiskey.
 
2017-04-18 11:44:14 AM  

jtown: Waiting for the airline white knighters to swoop in.

Fark United!


I'm not going to defend them one bit on this one.  Unlike most of the bashing this one is believable.  Too often the FAs take the path of least resistance and continue to serve people they shouldn't.

Mirandized: WTFDYW: At this point I refuse to believe any story anyone claims about United. Seems like a whole lot of money trying to be made by assholes.

This. I am calling bullshiat on this. The article said that he had groped one of the attendants before this. Airlines are known for throwing people off the plane for no reason whatsoever, and will call the police at the drop of a hat to remove people. I just can't believe that the attendants would not have thrown this person off the plane rather than helping him to his seat and then warning other people that he was trouble. I am sorry, but this story doesn't ring true.


Had he groped a FA on the ground he would have been off that plane pronto.  In the sky, though, I can see not wanting to incur the costs and delays of a divert.
 
2017-04-18 12:22:50 PM  
She didn't pay the "no molester" fee.
 
2017-04-18 12:57:16 PM  

That Guy...From That Show!: ""I don't react well. I freeze," she said. "When a man is inappropriate with me, I usually just run from it and maybe tell somebody."

She must be aiming at worst mom role model of the year for her 12-year-old.

If she were instead saying things like 'stop putting your hands on me' very loudly and repeatedly with being even more loud each time she'd both be preventing what ended up happening AND teaching her young daughter how to be assertive and proactive.


Yeah.  The flight attendants need some additional training (although at United they likely don't get it) and this woman needs to harden the fark up and learn to get the situation fixed.  The FA even warned her about the guy and told her to call them if she had issues.  Everybody here is a fark-up.
 
2017-04-18 01:48:27 PM  

jtown: Waiting for the airline white knighters to swoop in.

Fark United!


Lol, weren't you the guy yesterday moaning about the travesty it was that they kick people off planes?  So which is it for this guy?
 
2017-04-18 02:36:23 PM  

RJReves: sithon: lawboy87: I think the guy may have been a foreigner.

My mom got accosted by a drunk on a train once, during WWII on the way to see my dad.  In telling me the story, she said she thought the guy was "foreign."  When I asked her about that part of the story, she said: "Well, he had Roman hands and Russian fingers."

That makes me think of the creepy guy on the train in Eurotrip.

[www.sepeb.com image 320x174]


I'm sure there's rule 34 of that out there.
 
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