This is the key:
"Where some confusion may have arisen is that the pilot, in trying to explain the take-off delay to passengers yesterday, used the phrase 'performance limiting' -referring to the runway length and direction of take-off which on the day was contrary to the prevailing wind.
---My guess is that the pilot was angry that the airline was not taking some pax off and lowering the load, and that was "rubbish" and explained that the runway they were allowed to take off from was too short to carry all the pax, but that passengers got a bit confused as to exactly what he was talking about.
I'm sure he was angry (and unprofessional for letting the pax know it). Fly Globespan may also have "under engined" 737s? I know that each model can be equipped with multiple thrust ratings for the CFM engines. Maybe they cut corners to buy the cheaper engines, and this pilot was angry about that?
Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.