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You've read about it by now, the flight attendant that got so fed up with cranky passengers and his job that he made the ultimate dramatic exit as he quit. The Fed-Up Flight Attendant Makes Sliding Exit. It's been rolling around my head since last night, when @purplesime & @mtlb we're wondering if advertising has any "I Quit" stories that dramatic. Now I finally realized why. Steven Slater is now the most interesting man in the world.
....he pulled the lever that activates the emergency-evacuation chute and slid down, making a dramatic exit not only from the plane but, one imagines, also from his airline career.
On his way out the door, he paused to grab a beer from the beverage cart.
Stay thirsty, my friends
(c'mon Dos Equis, help finance that mans defense fund by having him star in one of your ads, pretty please!)
Here's a blog post from an eyewitness: Just a little excitement on my flight today
As we rode the AirTrain to Jamaica Station, he talked about how he'd been a flight attendant for 28 years and he was fed up with this passenger who had a bag problem. He said something like "your bag's right here!" and mimed pulling the emergency slide.