via nypost Bah, humbug! A passenger was tossed off a plane at La Guardia Airport on Tuesday after flipping out — because airline workers wished him a merry Christmas. The man was waiting to board American Airlines Flight 1140 to Dallas when a cheerful gate agent began welcoming everyone with the Yuletide greeting while checking boarding passes. The grumpy passenger, who appeared to be traveling alone, barked at the woman, “You shouldn’t say that because not everyone celebrates Christmas.” The agent replied, “Well, what should I say then?” “Don’t say, ‘Merry Christmas!’ ” the man shouted before brushing past her. Once on the plane, he was warmly greeted by a flight attendant who also wished him a “merry Christmas.” That was the last straw. “Don’t say, ‘Merry Christmas!’ ” the man raged before lecturing the attendants and the pilot about their faux pas. The crew tried to calm the unidentified man, but he refused to back down and continued hectoring them. He was escorted off the plane as other fliers burst into cheers and applause. American Airlines did not return a request for comment.
Chalk this one up as a win for rational people! I mean who in their right mind gets this worked up over “Merry Christmas?” I know the PC thing now is obviously to go with “happy holidays,” but even if you don’t celebrate Christmas just take the well wishing and be on your way. Mutter under your breath if you need to. But flipping out on flight attendants, pilots, and other airline personnel trying to spread a little holiday cheer isn’t doing anyone any favors and in the end, got this guy Jazzy Jeffed off the flight