Update (12/3): This incident has been revealed as a hoax.
The ethical analysis stands.
Yes, this is stupid, but it is the day after Thanksgiving, I’m still hung over from l-tryptophan, and there are ethics lessons to be learned everywhere, even in disputes between crude TV producers and hysterics.
- A plane on its way to Phoenix was delayed on the ground and one of the passengers angrily and loudly protested to the flight attendants that she was going to miss Thanksgiving dinner and what were they going to do about it?
- Gale, as well as the rest of the passengers (presumably) found her self-centered hysteria offensive and made his point by sending her a complimentary glass of wine, some little bottles of vodka, and this note:
The woman was not amused, and sent him this in return…
….to which she retorted…
Gale’s last note said,
“Dear Diane. When you speak to the authorities, please make sure they arrest you for cannibalism because you just ate my dick! Love Elan.”
After the plane landed, Diane walked up and slapped Gale across his face.
She was immediately detained by a gate agent, who asked Gale if he wanted to press charges. He declined, only saying that he was happy that she had missed her connecting flight to Sacramento. His final message was:
“Diane, allow me to introduce myself. I am TheYearOfElan. Look me up online. read every tweet. Read every response. And maybe next time you’ll be nice to people who are just trying to help. PS Eat my dick. Love Elan.”