Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Steven Slater

This is the story of Steven Slater, the disrespected flight attendant who deployed his aircraft's emergency exit slide, grabbed a beer from the galley, and hollered "It's been great!" as he jumped out of the plane and left his job for good.

And this is David Sedaris in last week's New Yorker, ruminating on the culture of air travel: "But what if this is who we truly are, and the airport’s just a forum that allows us to be our real selves, not just hateful but gloriously so?"