There are two types of people in this world. Those who accept flying is cool because it’s associated with a destination, however, acknowledge it is a major inconvenience. And then there are children. For the majority of us, we just want to get onto our plane, no delays, no inconveniences, land at our promised destination, and move on with our lives. Each time I fly there seems to be something that goes array, and it is infuriating every single time. One time I was already asleep on a plane, just to be woken up an hour later, alerted we hadn’t left the runway, and that we all had to exit the plane.
As passengers with no control, all we can do is help each other out. Don’t bring your screaming child on the plane, keep your smelly feet in your shoes, and don’t start a cold war over an armrest. If you don’t follow proper courtesies and customs while flying, I promise I hate you. This brings me to the most recent addition to my shit list, Antonio Murdock. The man arrives at LaGuardia airport with his girl and his greyhound. Immediately he begs someone to switch seats to make more room for his dog. The woman he asked was much kinder than me and allowed him to swap seats. Upon boarding the plane, the woman noticed Murdock ask another passenger to swap seats. So now her original seat is occupied by a complete stranger as Murdock is playing musical chairs. The plane starts to taxi onto the runway when Murdock gets up, declares he’s about to “lose control” and proceeds to open a cabin door and exit via the slide that immediately deploys when the door opens.
This guy is the absolute worst. Just because he can’t handle himself in public, every single person on this flight had to pay. They couldn’t exit the plane for over an hour and all of them had to be placed on new flights. The man was found wandering the airport with his dog and is currently in prison, being held on criminal trespass, criminal mischief, and reckless endangerment. In the end, I’m sure his punishment will be a mere slap on the wrist compared to what he deserves. This man should be banned from every single major airport in the nation because if I ever have to share a plane with this man, I’ll be the one to “lose control”.
The moral of the story is to not be a complete social reject in public. Don’t make strangers' lives suck because you're a manchild who can’t control himself. To everyone else who acts like an adult in public and gets through a day without being noticed, I applaud you. It’s too often we hear about these fools and not the normal people who can complete an errand without winding up in jail.
Hounder Media Newsletter
Join the newsletter to receive the latest updates in your inbox.