Gay Flight Attendant Who Escaped Through the Chute: A Prison Sentence or a Promotion?


By now, you’ve probably heard about Steven Slater, the JetBlue flight attendant who had an altercation with a passenger who was defying orders, so he made a crusty speech over the loudspeaker, opened the emergency exit, and slid down the inflatable slide onto the tarmac, eventually getting into his car and driving away.

Fortunately, the plane was on the ground when this happened, having just landed.

Anyway, half of humanity seems to think Slater should be given a seven-year prison sentence for being so irritable while the other half wants him promoted to CEO of JetBlue and, in fact, the entire world, because he obviously has big-time nerve and won’t take shit from strangers.

I say give him a promotion just for showing that the inflatable slide really works!

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