The O2 pax needs to be banned from the airline but pinching his tube is, as others have said, barbaric. Why lower yourselves to his level, or worse?
pax did the right thing. If you get worked up over every moron in the world you'll have a pretty sad life. I admire his restraint.
but case in point of people who get worked up over little things. In our apt building there has been renovation work going on in the pad above us. From 9 to 6 every day, banging, drilling, sawing, general mayhem. I work from home but I just switch it off. Yesterday morning the door phone rings.
Irate Voice: "Who is banging?"
M: "I don't know sir, but it isn't me."
: "Which apt is this?`"
M: "Which number did you press?"
: "What floor is this?"
M: "Sir, with that tone of voice I'm certainly not telling you."
: "Can't you hear the banging? I live next door and it's driving me crazy."
M: "I can hear it fine, Sir, but I work from home and it doesn't bother me."
This went on for a while. I would hang up and he would ring again. It was pretty obvious that he was ringing all the flats at the same time. He was working up a real head of steam, and I was having fun seeing how far I could push this guy. Finally:
: "What the f**k are you, American?" (I'm not but Englishmen frequently think my accent is, not that it matters)
: "F**king Americans, we don't wan't your kind here, you f**king c**t!"
M: "That's not very nice."
And that's when he hung up. Nice fellow, hope to speak to him again soon. Such fun riling him up.
My moral with this story is that I was living in the same building and the noise was not bothering me. If I had let something like that bother me, I would have gone insane and become a grumpy old man like that guy.
So as I said, the GS
guy showed admirable restraint and should be applauded for not throwing a hissy fit, no matter how justified.
"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots." - John Ringo