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(Wall Street Journal)   JetBlue flight attendant gets into a tiff with passenger, wigs out, pops the emergency chute and slides away. *YOINK*   ( blogs.wsj.com) divider line
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2010-08-09 03:59:11 PM  
Strange is right. I'd love to hear the whole story behind this.
 
2010-08-09 04:05:01 PM  
The NYT version a few links below on the Commented page has a little more detail.
 
2010-08-09 04:05:21 PM  
Hope they were on he ground when it happened.
 
2010-08-09 04:06:25 PM  
"the ground" damn keyboard!!
 
2010-08-09 04:28:52 PM  
An upset flight attendant activated his plane's emergency chute, slid down then made his way to his car and drove home, according to an airport official.

That... is awesome.
 
2010-08-09 04:32:00 PM  
The attendant then took a shuttle bus to the long-term parking area at JFK, retrieved his car and drove home, the official said.

He decided he was done working. That is awesome. "Peace b*tches, I'm out!"
 
2010-08-09 04:34:54 PM  

demanton: The attendant then took a shuttle bus to the long-term parking area at JFK, retrieved his car and drove home, the official said.

He decided he was done working. That is awesome. "Peace b*tches, I'm out!"


Seriously, it's definitely quitting with style. Really would have only been better if he casually took the serving cart with him loaded with those tiny bottles of liquor..
 
2010-08-09 05:06:14 PM  
Somaticasual
Seriously, it's definitely quitting with style. Really would have only been better if he casually took the serving cart with him loaded with those tiny bottles of liquor..

I don't think there'd be anything casual about pushing the serving cart down the emergency chute.
 
2010-08-09 05:17:43 PM  
This is the best headline? It left out the fact he got on the intercom and told everyone on the plane to f*ck off, and the fact that he grabbed 2 beers and slid down the slide with them.
 
2010-08-09 05:18:39 PM  

Somaticasual: demanton: The attendant then took a shuttle bus to the long-term parking area at JFK, retrieved his car and drove home, the official said.

He decided he was done working. That is awesome. "Peace b*tches, I'm out!"

Seriously, it's definitely quitting with style. Really would have only been better if he casually took the serving cart with him loaded with those tiny bottles of liquor..


FTA

"Slater is alleged to have then activated the plane's inflatable emergency slide, grabbed two beers from the galley, then slid down the chute, the official said."

Now I am curious what his fark handle is.
 
2010-08-09 05:23:55 PM  

patrick767: Somaticasual
Seriously, it's definitely quitting with style. Really would have only been better if he casually took the serving cart with him loaded with those tiny bottles of liquor..

I don't think there'd be anything casual about pushing the serving cart down the emergency chute.


But it would be entertaining..
 
2010-08-09 05:24:52 PM  
Dear Farkers,

When it comes high time you want to quit your job in grand fashion, here is your measuring stick. This plays out like a comedy.. fark you, fark you, fark you, thanks for the beer, fark you i'm out..WEEEEEEEeeeeeee
 
2010-08-09 05:24:53 PM  
Just picture the cops chasing him to the benny hill soundtrack
 
2010-08-09 05:28:50 PM  
The Arrest-ocrats?
 
2010-08-09 05:29:20 PM  

Walker: This is the best headline? It left out the fact he got on the intercom and told everyone on the plane to f*ck off, and the fact that he grabbed 2 beers and slid down the slide with them.


This. Fark headline potential seriously compromised on this gem of a story.
 
2010-08-09 05:30:31 PM  
I'm writing this guy in for president in '12.
 
2010-08-09 05:30:43 PM  

Debby7813: Strange is right. I'd love to hear the whole story behind this.


He's probably just bipolar or something.
 
2010-08-09 05:32:19 PM  
I love the part about grabbing two beers on the way down the chute.

That totally made my day.
 
2010-08-09 05:38:27 PM  
This is the funniest story I've read in a while.
 
2010-08-09 05:44:54 PM  
No word on whether the flight attendant was one of the many former NYPD officers in jetBlue's employ.

If so, the guy's already got a pension and he's going to get a slap on the wrist...why not go out with style?
 
2010-08-09 06:36:21 PM  
His annoucement:

"To the passenger who called me a motherf*cker, f*ck you... I've been in the business 28 years. I've had it. That's it."

He's 38 and has been in the business 28 years? He was a 10-year-old flight attendant?
 
2010-08-09 07:00:15 PM  
Yoiks and away!
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2010-08-09 07:16:03 PM  
Woulda been funnier at 35,000 feet.
 
2010-08-09 07:36:55 PM  
So did they fire him? Cuz he'd make a GREAT little league umpire.
 
2010-08-09 07:57:19 PM  
 
2010-08-09 08:34:30 PM  
DOMESTIC TURRIST!!!
 
2010-08-09 08:37:34 PM  
The Aristocrats?
 
2010-08-09 08:37:37 PM  
He needs the img1.fark.net tag!
 
2010-08-09 08:38:00 PM  
He got the 200 grand though, right?
 
2010-08-09 08:39:39 PM  
The smoking gun has more info. The passenger wouldnt sit down and insisted on getting his bag before the plane stopped then refused to wait like a total D-bag, then managed to clock the flight attendant dude in the head and tell him to F-off. They should have zip-cuffed the passenger, instead poor Steve does a Porky Pig and announces "thats all folks" !

/Gonna make for a tough annual review...
 
2010-08-09 08:39:58 PM  
I guess he picked the wrong day to stop sniffing glue.
 
2010-08-09 08:40:47 PM  
This is probably the sort of thing that all flight attendants want to do once in their lives.
 
2010-08-09 08:41:53 PM  
Ok everyone. This is hilarious and has got me thinking.

Post your job and what the equivalent of doing this at your job would be.... this could get funny.
 
2010-08-09 08:42:08 PM  
He made it all the way to his car? If I'd done that, I'd have been mowed down by TSA before I made it to the terminal.

At least he had the foresight to grab up a couple of travelers before storming out.
 
2010-08-09 08:42:42 PM  

RussianPooper: Here's his Facebook page


That looks like a Facebook page that somebody else set up.

I agree with those who say this is the gold standard to quitting a job. I think we've all dreamed of quitting our jobs in glorious fashion, and I applaud this nutjob man.
 
2010-08-09 08:43:12 PM  
Activating the emergency slide probably requires taking the aircraft out of service for an extended period while everything is repacked and inspected and such. The passengers need to be accommodated while another plane is provided. And of course it was deliberate. This looks like an expensive gesture to me.
 
2010-08-09 08:43:24 PM  

Jimmy Devil Rocket Science: This is the funniest story I've read in a while.


fark you, fark you, fark you, you're cool, and fark you, i'm out.

/but in real life
//would love to get to go down one of those chutes
 
2010-08-09 08:43:31 PM  
Thounds like thumone had a hissy fiiiiiiiiit.
 
2010-08-09 08:43:47 PM  
95629: Post your job and what the equivalent of doing this at your job would be.... this could get funny.

For most Farkers it would be smashing the basement window and crashing over at their friend Chip's house while mother cooled off.
 
2010-08-09 08:44:16 PM  

Walker: This is the best headline? It left out the fact he got on the intercom and told everyone on the plane to f*ck off, and the fact that he grabbed 2 beers and slid down the slide with them.



Seriously, I submitted this with all the juicy details in the headline and the wanker who puts *YOINK* in theirs gets a greenlight?
 
2010-08-09 08:44:49 PM  
This man is my hero.
 
2010-08-09 08:46:29 PM  
Why am I not on these type of flights ?
I get so bored !
 
2010-08-09 08:46:53 PM  

Dr.Knockboots: Dear Farkers,

When it comes high time you want to quit your job in grand fashion, here is your measuring stick. This plays out like a comedy.. fark you, fark you, fark you, thanks for the beer, fark you i'm out..WEEEEEEEeeeeeee


I submitted the story with this joke.
 
2010-08-09 08:47:19 PM  
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I am serious... and don't call me Shirley
 
2010-08-09 08:47:33 PM  
For some reason I can't quite picture him not being more gay than a Subaru dealership, in much the same way that Nick Swardson used to flame on Reno 911.

/Thank you to whichever Farkette it was that dropped the Subaru dealership quip first
 
2010-08-09 08:48:19 PM  
Will look bad on the ol' resume but shiat I love his style.
 
2010-08-09 08:49:31 PM  

ultraholland: 95629: Post your job and what the equivalent of doing this at your job would be.... this could get funny.

For most Farkers it would be smashing the basement window and crashing over at their friend Chip's house while mother cooled off.


Chip, is that you?
 
2010-08-09 08:49:42 PM  
An upset flight attendant activated his plane's emergency chute, slid down then made his way to his car and drove home, according to an airport official.

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2010-08-09 08:49:49 PM  
No big surprise that the flight was into New York City. In my experience the worst routes for dickhole passengers is NYC to Ft. Lauderdale.
 
2010-08-09 08:50:50 PM  
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