Wordless Wednesday: This Bud’s for Him

This Bud’s for Steven Slater, the “rogue” JetBlue flight attendant who not only did what some in the airline industry dream of doing, but for doing what anyone who has worked in the service industry would secretly like to do – at least I would. Here’s a quick recap of Salter’s move: after being treated with disrespect, he told the passenger off using words the passenger had said to him, grabbed a few cold ones and made a dramatic exit down the airplane’s inflatable slide. How would I have done a great escape?

I suppose the most dramatic option would be taking off in a boat but my luck, the engine would break down, I’d be drifting aimlessly and a shark would probably jump in the boat to end things.

And after reading flight attendant Bobby Laurie’s book “Planley Speaking,” I can understand why Slater did what he did.

So Steven Slater, this Bud’s for you (and the other for me to give you a toast).

Steven Slater, This Bud's for You
Steven Slater, This Bud's for You

I do wonder what happened to the passenger – what does he have to say about things?



Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, SoloTravelGirl.com with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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