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    My bad, it's not taiwain.. it's hong kong.. meh.. taiwanese, japanese, dirty knees, look at these *flashes his bewbs*
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    ^ Well, no matter where it came from it's still funny as hell.
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    I don't blame this guy. I feel for anyone in the customer service industry. I hate hearing the old "the customer is always right" bullshit. No, they're not. Not when they are being a total asshole and making an ass out of themselves.

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    The customer is always an asshole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsDark View Post
    The customer is always an asshole.

    In this case she really was an asshole.
    I am undecided on this case. I read the slide is so heavy it could have killed someone if it dropped on somebody's head. It was a reckless thing to do and he endangered people.
    Yet the story is absolutely hilarious and I understand that at one point you are fed up with the shit you have to deal with every day as a flight attendant.
    And I think it's pointless to put him in jail. It doesn't seem like society needs to be protected from him so why lock him away (for seven years!)? And why do drunk driving assholes like Lindsay Lohan or Paris Hilton only get a few days? They could have killed somebody too.

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    ^ I very much doubt he'll be locked up for 7 years. That's just the possible maximum sentence. I don't actually think he'll be jailed for long at all. But I could be totally wrong!

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    Somebody give this man a reality show!
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    it's not his fault!!

    Steven Slater -- Dude Was Fired Up on 'Blue Juice'


    8/11/2010 12:20 AM PDT by TMZ Staff


    Multiple JetBlue employees who recently worked with Steven Slater tell TMZ the rogue flight attendant was flying high on something called "Blue Juice" in the days before his meltdown ... and apparently, that's a good thing.


    We're told "Blue Juice" is the company's equivalent to "school spirit" -- and Slater was so "juiced" up -- all the time -- that many people considered him to be "Mr. JetBlue."

    In fact, we spoke with a JetBlue flight attendant who had recently worked on a flight with Steven -- and he tells us Steven was one of the nicest, easiest people he ever worked with.

    The flight attendant also told us he distinctly remembers the way Slater diffused an explosive situation with an "irate" passenger in the weeks before Monday's meltdown.

    Our source also tells us Steven had so much "Blue Juice" -- that he was recently nominated for the Inflight Values Committee by his peers.

    Despite his accolades, Slater is still facing up to 7 years in prison if convicted on multiple charges stemming from the incident. However, JetBlue has not officially fired Slater ... he's just been "removed from his duties pending the investigation."

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    Fed-up flight attendant goes from bag referee to folk hero

    Steven Slater faces felony charges after his grand exit from a plane, but supporters want authorities to let him slide.
    By DEEPTI HAJELA and SAMANTHA GROSS

    NEW YORK No fed-up worker has ever said "I've had it" quite like Steven Slater.

    Late Tuesday, flight attendant Steven Slater had become a folk hero with more than 74,000 people declaring themselves his supporters on his Facebook page. The number was continuing to grow by thousands every hour.

    Prosecutors say the JetBlue flight attendant flipped out over a fight with an agitated traveler Monday, cursing over the intercom before grabbing some beer from the plane's galley and making a grand exit down the emergency slide at Kennedy Airport. He has been charged with felonies, but elevated to folk-hero status by thousands who shrugged off allegations that Slater endangered others and praised him for his take-this-job-and-shove-it moment.

    Slater, whose father was an airline pilot, wore a slight smile Tuesday as he was led into a Queens courtroom to be arraigned on charges of criminal mischief, reckless endangerment and trespassing, counts that carry a maximum penalty of seven years in prison. The judge set his bail at $2,500.

    Hours later, Slater exited a Bronx lockup after posting bail.

    The 38-year-old airline veteran, who lives steps from the beach in Queens a few miles from the airport, had been flying long enough to see much of the gleam of the air travel experience tarnished by frayed nerves, rising fees, plummeting airline profits and packed cabins.

    "One by one all of these niceties have been removed from the customer experience. I think subconsciously, it's causing passengers to be very angry," said Pauline Frommer, creator of the Pauline Frommer Guides and daughter of Arthur Frommer. "There's an us-versus-them mentality."

    Sentiment online appeared to fall in Slater's court. Late Tuesday night, more than 74,000 people had declared themselves supporters of Slater on Facebook, and the number was still growing every hour. At least one fan set up a legal fund on his behalf.

    "Overwhelmingly, people said it should have been the passenger who was ejected from the plane," George Hobica, founder of AirfareWatchdog.com, said about the response to his site's blog on the incident. "I've never seen such an outpouring of support for a flight attendant."

    Slater's attorney, Howard Turman, said his client had been drawn into a fight between two female passengers over space in the overhead bins as the Pittsburgh-to-New York flight was awaiting takeoff. Somehow, Slater was hit in the head, Turman said.

    After JetBlue Flight 1052 landed in New York, one of the women who had been asked to gate-check her bag was enraged that it wasn't immediately available, Turman said.

    "The woman was outraged and cursed him out a great deal," Turman said. "At some point, I think he just wanted to avoid conflict with her."

    That's when he deployed the slide, Turman said. A spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which controls the airport, said Slater took at least one beer from the plane galley on his way out.

    "Those of you who have shown dignity and respect these last 20 years, thanks for a great ride," Slater said over the plane's loudspeaker, according to prosecutors.

    Prosecutors said Slater's actions could have been deadly if ground crew workers had been hit by the emergency slide, which deploys with a force of 3,000 pounds per square inch. Turman said Slater had opened the hatch and made sure no one was in the slide's path before deploying it.

    Passenger Phil Catelinet said he heard Slater's profanity-laced announcement over the public address system before he left the plane. He said Slater ended by saying, "I've had it." He described the announcement as "the most interesting part of the day to that point," but he didn't see Slater use the exit slide or grab the beer.

    It wasn't until he saw Slater on an airport train and overheard him talking about the escapade that he put it together.

    "He was smiling. He was happy he'd done this," Catelinet told NBC's "Today."

    Initially, authorities blamed Slater's blowup on a passenger refusing to sit down as the plane taxied to the gate. But after interviewing more witnesses, investigators confirmed that the dispute had begun in Pittsburgh and resumed at the end of the flight, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing.

    JetBlue spokesman Mateo Lleras said Slater had been removed from duty pending an investigation. Prosecutors said no criminal allegations had been made against the passenger.

    Turman said Slater was under stress because his mother, Diane Slater of Thousand Oaks, Calif., has lung cancer. His father, a pilot for American Airlines, died more than a decade ago. Reached at home by phone, his mother declined to comment.

    "He's not this type of individual at all," said Slater's former grandfather-in-law, Harry Niethamer. "He's always been a gentleman and he loves that job. He had opportunities to do other things but he always went back to that type of work and apparently was always good at it."

    Niethamer, 82, of Downey, Calif., said his granddaughter was previously married to Slater and they have a son who is now in his mid-teens. He said Slater was a flight attendant for different airlines over many years.

    With airlines responding to waning passenger demand by cutting flights and packing remaining ones to the gills, it's no surprise many people can see Slater's side of the story, said Thom McDaniel, a union president and flight attendant at Southwest Airlines for 18 years.

    "The response has been amazing, and that's probably in part because those people have been stuck on a lot of full, hot planes in the last three months," he said.
    Fed-up flight attendant goes from bag referee to folk hero | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

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    Quote Originally Posted by celeb_2006 View Post
    Oh he'll milk this one fo' sho'.

    In this internet age and people wanting their 15 minutes worth, anyone and everyone can become the next "celebrity" or 'folk hero' superstar.

    He knew what he was doing, and he knew it was going to get attention across the world wide web.

    Cha-ching!!!
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    Who can't relate to what he did? I think it's sad that the man just lost a 20 year career that he apparently loved over some bullshit like this. And now he's facing criminal charges for it? Sucks.

    In other news, he's got almost 109k people liking him on Facebook now.

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    As Canadian as possible under the circumstances

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    ^ lol i know, i love how he grabbed a beer on his way out

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    He's 38?

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    He did it with such style. The PA announcement, grabbing the beer, etc. We should all live like that.

    (Sighs and goes back to working like a drone in my home office. I don't even have anyone to say 'take that job and shove it' to except myself.)

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