Alec Baldwin recently got himself kicked off a plane for refusing to stop playing with this smart phone. He apologized to the passengers, but then went on Saturday Night Live to make fun of the crew. I’m afraid what respect I still had for him is gone.
Yes, we all get a little frustrated when we fly. Yes, there are sometimes air crew who take their position of authority too far. I don’t know if that was the case here, but the bottom line is that they have a job to do, and lots and lots of government oversight in how they do it. They don’t need some high-on-himself celebrity who makes more for one movie than most of them will earn in their lives to make their lives more difficult and belittle them on national TV.
Poor form, Mr. Baldwin. Deflate the ego a little and let the rest of us poor unwashed do our jobs, okay? If you’re going to fly on a plane with us normal people, try to behave like normal people, okay? We may not like the rules either, but we don’t take it out on the people who have no say in making them but are directly charged with enforcing them.
Unfortunately it’s all too common for people like you to equate celebrity with moral authority. Your money and celebrity gives you the right to tell the rest of us what to do. Sorry, I’m not buying it. Go commiserate with your rich and pompous Hollywood friends about the how the big bad airline pilot tried to tell you what to do. I’m sure they’ll stroke your ego for you and remind you of the virtues of chartered flights and private planes. Do us all a favor and listen to them.