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2021-12-02 7:08:13 AM  
1980's Hollywood lied to us all
 
2021-12-02 7:15:21 AM  
I don't think it is a mental health issue.

I truly believe this is an entitled person that thinks this is acceptable behavior.

I've been wrong before, many many times, but in today's society these folks exist.
 
2021-12-02 7:23:09 AM  
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2021-12-02 7:26:55 AM  
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2021-12-02 7:26:56 AM  

CaptSS: I don't think it is a mental health issue.

I truly believe this is an entitled person that thinks this is acceptable behavior.

I've been wrong before, many many times, but in today's society these folks exist.


Entitled + non-utilized brain cells. Can definitely see someone pushing open the fire door and running out there because they really have to make it in time for a wedding or something.

/I'm just thinking that guys are probably less likely to do stuff like this because a) guys are more likely to get punished and less of a chance of getting a pass b) a life of stupidly doing stuff so the cause-and-effect link is stronger in terms of paying for doing stupid stuff. Feel free to discuss and/or prove me wrong. Just some thought that popped up, not attached.
 
2021-12-02 7:28:12 AM  
There are ways.
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2021-12-02 7:30:06 AM  
Oh, and Subby, this is me flagging a cab in NYC:
o/
Taxi stops, cracks window open just a bit.
"Where are you heading?"
"Downtown!"
"Nah, my shift is almost over, I'm heading to HQ."
Drives off.
---
My New Yorker friend when I told him that:
"But that's illegal!"
Me: ...
 
2021-12-02 7:37:14 AM  
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2021-12-02 7:40:04 AM  
"Sure. We'll stop this plane, which is seated at 100% capacity, to let you board and find a place to sit."
 
2021-12-02 7:53:59 AM  

CaptSS: I don't think it is a mental health issue.

I truly believe this is an entitled person that thinks this is acceptable behavior.

I've been wrong before, many many times, but in today's society these folks exist.


People are anxious to believe it's a "mental health issue" because it is truly frightening to think there are this many stupid people on the loose today.
 
2021-12-02 7:57:32 AM  

skinink: "Sure. We'll stop this plane, which is seated at 100% capacity, to let you board and find a place to sit."


Works for my BIL. I think he's a Delta Double Super Premium Platinum Diamond status and the pilots call him if he's not on the plane before they depart.
 
2021-12-02 8:03:30 AM  
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2021-12-02 8:06:08 AM  
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2021-12-02 8:17:04 AM  
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2021-12-02 8:20:01 AM  
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2021-12-02 8:24:13 AM  
It's amazing how many people get loose on the LAX airport.
 
2021-12-02 8:24:32 AM  
She'd like to talk to the airline's manager.
 
2021-12-02 8:27:00 AM  
It amazes me the ego some people will have to inconvenience dozens if not hundreds of people.

On a lesser scale reminds me of people stopping traffic on a busy road so they can changes 3 lanes and not have to turn around like most people.
 
2021-12-02 8:32:10 AM  

CaptSS: I don't think it is a mental health issue.


Same. Probably an entitled coont.
 
2021-12-02 8:36:28 AM  
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2021-12-02 8:40:17 AM  

CaptSS: I don't think it is a mental health issue.

I truly believe this is an entitled person that thinks this is acceptable behavior.

I've been wrong before, many many times, but in today's society these folks exist.


If the plane wasn't still parked at the gate I would agree.
 
2021-12-02 8:56:10 AM  

edmo: It's amazing how many people get loose on the LAX airport.


This really does make me wonder how how that many people manage to get onto the tarmac. I thought most were surrounded by giant fences. Is there some door from inside the airport that says EXIT TO TARMAC THIS WAY that I've missed?
 
2021-12-02 9:08:50 AM  

Ms. Hushpuppy: edmo: It's amazing how many people get loose on the LAX airport.

This really does make me wonder how how that many people manage to get onto the tarmac. I thought most were surrounded by giant fences. Is there some door from inside the airport that says EXIT TO TARMAC THIS WAY that I've missed?


Yes. Required by state fire code and FAA airport regulations, emergency egress must be available. You've probably seen the "Emergency Exit Only!
DO NOT OPEN; ALARM WILL SOUND"
doors next to the Sbarro or Starbucks or wherever.
 
2021-12-02 9:10:20 AM  

CaptSS: I don't think it is a mental health issue.

I truly believe this is an entitled person that thinks this is acceptable behavior.

I've been wrong before, many many times, but in today's society these folks exist.


Why not both?
 
2021-12-02 9:13:52 AM  
TLDR: It's a blurry line between between mentally ill and entitled, illogical, poorly educated, self medicating.

Overly long CSB, read it or don't:  I had to fly with my idiot sister in July to rescue my elderly dad from a situation in Florida.  He required an aisle wheelchair to board and get off of the plane.  The airline and airport staffing was at a low, due to the pandemic.   I explained to my sister, and my semi senile dad that there was a good chance we'd miss our connecting flight, as my dad would have to leave the plane last, because that's the way they do it, to serve the most number of passengers efficiently.

Upon landing very late.  Drunken sister, starts yelling at the crew that "our flight is leaving in seconds, and they need to get my dad off the airplane right now!"  They, of course did not, and would not, so being first off the plane, she drunkenly ran through the airport to the next gate, and started yelling for them to "hold that plane!"

When my dad and I finally got off the plane, I go and look for her.  She's not at the airline counter trying to arrange an alternative flight.  Nope.  I find her literally crying in a corner, sobbing that she just wants to go home, and wailing about how she's had a very hard week.  I collect her, and there are now 200 people in line, at the gate counter, all being told.  "No connecting flights left today."

I drag her and my dad across the entire airport, to the main terminal counter, later in the evening.  She decides to start yelling at me, which scared my dad.  At the main terminal counter, there are two reservation/check in agents doing nothing, no line, and they get us a flight to a neighboring state, and I arrange ground transportation to get us home, all the while she's alternating unapologetically sobbing and yelling.

She has a real job that requires planning an organization. She's capable of functioning.  But in her mind, because she works hard, and has fought for everything in her life, she should be able to yell at people.  No self awareness, she'll complain about entitled kids these days.  She's convinced she did nothing wrong, and the airlines were specifically mean to her.

I'm not a trained mental health professional, but I think she's got some serious issues, that just got worse in the last 6 years since she got emboldened/radicalized by recent events.  What can you do?  I made some attempts to help, all I can do is cut her out of my life, so I don't get dragged down too.
 
2021-12-02 9:30:47 AM  
Waving frantically at a taxi may get you a lift when you're running late but that won't work with an airliner

Hey, it works in the movie "Airplane III":

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2021-12-02 11:38:12 AM  
corrected for greater truth:

A woman nutter who ran onto the tarmac at Los Angeles International Airport was detained by police Monday night.
 
2021-12-02 1:46:30 PM  

Ker_Thwap: She has a real job that requires planning an organization. She's capable of functioning. But in her mind, because she works hard, and has fought for everything in her life, she should be able to yell at people. No self awareness, she'll complain about entitled kids these days. She's convinced she did nothing wrong, and the airlines were specifically mean to her.

I'm not a trained mental health professional, but I think she's got some serious issues, that just got worse in the last 6 years since she got emboldened/radicalized by recent events. What can you do? I made some attempts to help, all I can do is cut her out of my life, so I don't get dragged down too.


As a not-trained mental health professional, but a high-functioning mentally ill person who is capable of functioning with a real job and all the rest, "having serious issues" is just not the same as being mentally ill. I have yelled at people, broken down in airports, believed people were specifically mean to me--but NOT because I was drunk, tired, stupid, entitled; but because I was paranoid, manic, unmedicated, and/or delusional.

The defining symptom of any mental illness is that it causes distress to the patient--we know we are ill and we dont' want to be. Your sister may have issues, but if she doesn't think she did anything wrong, well, it's not bothering her, and there's nothing to be done.
 
2021-12-02 2:00:40 PM  
I'm from small town Ontario, and the train to Toronto used to go twice a day, 7am and 7pm or so. Once, we left in the morning, but somebody was late and running after the train. They actually stopped the train for this person to get on. Of course, that delay meant that we got caught behind a number of cargo trains, and we were all late for our connecting trains in Toronto, but at least that person didn't have to wait until evening.
 
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