If you’ve ever been on an airplane in your life, you know that there are some situations that make flights rather uncomfortable. Turbulence, delays, and crying children are all up there on the “this is the flight from hell” list. But, we all know that the right thing to do is suck it up and let it pass–it’s only a few hours of your life.
The wrong thing to do is threaten people and cause a scene because you have been inconvenienced–especially when it’s something that cannot be helped. One woman caused a massive scene on a flight when she was seated next to a baby and, now, she’s paying the consequences. Honestly, rightfully so.
Here’s what went down:
Susan Peirez was seated next to a mother and her 8-month-old son on a Delta flight. When she was seated, Marissa Rundell was calming down her son. However, Peirez was angry she was seated next to the mother and son and “slammed her bags down.” Rundell claims the woman began cursing saying “f**k this,” and “this is bullsh*t.” When Rundell asked her to please not curse in front of her son, she told the young mother to “shove it.”
Peirez requested a flight attendant to come over and immediately change her seat. The attendant told her she can put her on the next flight out, but that wasn’t good enough–Peirez had to fly for work. Turns out, Peirez is a New York government employee…go figure.
Peirez was unsatisfied with the flight attendant’s response and decided the right thing to do was to threaten her job. She asked for her name–Tabitha–and her badge number, both of which Tabitha gave right away. After harassing the attendant, the mother, and the young boy, Peirez was asked to leave the flight. Of course, she began apologizing because she needed to be on the flight.
Rundell, conveniently, recorded the entire incident and shared it on Facebook. It got over 2 million views and shares on the social media platform.
Peirez, who works for the New York Council of the Arts, has been placed on “leave,” according to a statement from Ronni Reich, the Director of Public Information.
State employees are and must be held to the highest standard both professionally and personally. We were notified of this situation and have commenced an investigation. This employee has been removed from the office and placed on leave until further notice and until the inquiry is resolved.
Rundell said that she doesn’t regret recording the incident, but feels bad that Peirez was suspended from her job. In all honesty, it’s well deserved–don’t threaten someone’s job when your own can easily be taken away.
Today’s lesson of the day–do not throw stones when you live in a glass house. Learn to practice patience and understanding for others. And, do not threaten people’s jobs, harass them, and act like a complete jackass when everyone has a phone and a Facebook page nowadays.
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