Air travel hasn’t been comfortable or cool for ages, so when frazzled airline workers try to make it suck a little less around the holidays most people would find that a momentary pleasantry. Or in the case of this Christmas Day traveling scrooge offensive and worthy of vitriol. Because why not?
The New York Post reporting:
The man was waiting to board American Airlines Flight 1140 to Dallas on Christmas Day when a cheerful gate agent began welcoming everyone with the Yuletide greeting while checking boarding passes.
The grumpy passenger, who appeared to be traveling alone, barked at the woman, “You shouldn’t say that because not everyone celebrates Christmas.”
The agent replied, “Well, what should I say then?”
“Don’t say, ‘Merry Christmas!’ ” the man shouted before brushing past her.
Well ho ho ho to hell, to you too! No word on the cause of his surly sourpuss or the reason for the seasonal distaste. But the hapless traveler wasnt content to rail against one flight attendant, he really lost it when greeted again inside the plane.
Yahoo News says:
Once on the plane, he was warmly greeted by a flight attendant who also wished him a “merry Christmas.” That was the last straw.
“Don’t say, ‘Merry Christmas!’ ” the man raged before lecturing the attendants and the pilot about their faux pas.
The crew tried to calm the unidentified man, but he refused to back down and continued hectoring them.
He was escorted off the plane as other fliers burst into cheers and applause.
And there you have it. Cheers. And. Applause. Cuz the only thing worse than air travel is the guy in the seat next to you determined to make it even worse.
Hannukah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, Festivus – celebrate ’em or don’t. Respect them or not. But each to his own pal, each to his own.
C’mon grinch guy, show a little class. Tis the season!