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Monday, May 28, 2007

Letter To My Fellow Passengers

To the passengers of Southwest Airlines flight #### from Las Vegas on Sunday night:

I want to take this time to tell you that we, all of us, every single last one of us INCLUDING the two big black dudes who sat in the back are cowards, from the tips of our toes to the tops of our heads---we are all cowards.

We all knew that drunk guy was going to be trouble when we saw him staggering and bellowing as he waited w/us to board the plane. Did we think he was going to immediately fall asleep when we took flight? Did we assume the crew would handle him? Naw, we knew those two things would have been too good to be true.

Okay, so we let him board and tried to ignore him. Did we really really think that drunken idiot was not going to affect us all? The moment he boarded and started complaining about how pi--ed he was for having to walk all the way to the middle of the plane we knew he was going to make that one hour of our lives miserable.

At first we all felt sorry for the two people he chose to sit in the middle of, but his loud, booming baritone echoed so throughout the plane it made each of us feel we were sitting next to him. I was never so glad to hear a baby wailing than last night on the flight, only because it was drowning out the drunk.

I personally feel the airlines should allow passengers the right to confront and handle poorly behaved passengers. Not only when they're threatening our safety but when they're like that guy-who made us listen to his drunken tirade on how the casinos are unfair, how smarter he is than them even though he admitted to losing money, how he'll never go back to Vegas because the Indians give more money away in their casinos to stick it to the White man.

So, my fellow passengers aboard the plane last night. Consider these my words. The next time we encounter this behaviour and the crew's ignoring them, I say let's get these people shoved in the cargo holds 'til after the flight so we can relax in peace and try to ignore the stranger who's sitting so close our legs began to mold and conform to each other's.


Blogger Lizza said...

Jeez, what a nasty experience. Nice suggestion at the end; or maybe just give him a parachute and shove him out the door. :-D

May 29, 2007 4:51 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

So, otherwise the trip was good?

May 29, 2007 5:50 AM  
Blogger Jeni said...

Hmmm. So, Southwest doesn't operate exactly the same was as they appear to do on the A&E Series,"Airlines" then, huh? On that show, they portray themselves as never putting up with any kind of drunken behavior and won't let people with the least appearance of being drunk to even get on a flight.
That's a situation I sure don't envy you for - loud and obnoxious drunks are miserable enough to deal with when you are on the ground and can get up and leave them where they are and you can go elsewhere. I'd hate to be in a position where I was boxed in by one on a plane!

May 29, 2007 7:41 AM  
Blogger Kiyotoe said...

Wish i was there, you know i would have handled the riff raff for you Big Sis. :)

p.s. - you don't know any Malones out there in Cactusville do you?

May 29, 2007 2:50 PM  
Blogger CaRo said...

what a bad experience. but: Las Vegas was fine? I like to go to Las Vegas some time.
Good luck!


May 29, 2007 2:52 PM  
Blogger SUGARTHEGIRL said...

Dag! I thought they weren't supposed to let people fly when they are obviously intoxicated!???? Sounds like grounds for a call to customer service for some sort of compensation. lol

May 30, 2007 12:43 PM  
Blogger Blu Jewel said...

i'm surprised that they let him even board the plane.

complain to their customer service dept and see what they say.

all in all though, i'd rather deal with a drunken adult than a screaming ass kid; at least i can go off on the adult.

May 31, 2007 12:19 PM  

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