A quick search through the WoB attic shows no prior suggestions for 2010 Story of the Year thus far, so let’s nominate the instant-classic tale of one Steven Slater, the flight attendant who snapped on a raging c-word of a passenger and became the hero of every frustrated, marginalized, disrespected customer service rep by unleashing with a meltdown the likes of the populace has heretofore never seen.
How did he do that? Oh, you know, just your typical grab the PA mic, bitch out the offending passenger, grab a couple brews from the cooler, unlatch the emergency exit and escape via the emergency slide move.
Furthermore, when police came to his home to arrest him, he was in the middle of “having sexual relations.” Not sure what that means, but what is clear is that we all owe this lovable, possibly mentally unstable headcase a huge thank you for acting on an impulse all of us have had, and for brightening up an otherwise boring Monday afternoon.
Team Slater 4 Life.