Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Would anyone recognize Kevin Smith?

Does anyone know who Kevin Smith is? Or care?

Well, apparently in his self absorbed world, he's famous for being the "too fat to fly" guy. Because of some incident that he made public lat year with Southwest.

I wouldn't recognize him, or probably even care that he was on my flight if he didn't do something to cause a commotion. which he did by getting to the gate late for a Virgin Air flight.

We pleaded with Manny (the unfriendly face of Virgin America JFK working the gate), pointing out the remaining time (there were still 8 minutes before scheduled departure), and pointing out that the jetway was still attached to the plane. Flying as much as I do (usually up at the front of the plane), I know that the jetway only gets pulled back ONCE THE PLANE DOOR IS SECURELY CLOSED.
Um, yeah dood- they have to CLOSE THE DOOR before moving the ramp.

But why did he get there with EIGHT minutes to spare?

And the next three flights I took, it was the same. Even worse: when you fly first, you board first, sit down... and then EVERYONE files past you. And when you're the Too Fat To Fly guy on a plane? Well, everyone stares. Then the whispering starts. A hundred people look right at you - when you're not on a stage. It kinda blows.
Dude- seriously, if you're on a plane that holds hundreds of people, your first class seat would be separated from the entrance so the great unwashed wouldn't see you.
But instead- Hey, lets wait until everyone has found their seat and stowed their luggage so they don't have anything to do EXCEPT look at a late boarder.

Then be a whiney Lib and cry about it.

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