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Old 12-01-2013, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Oh the joys of Holiday Travel- actually it doesn't have to be a holiday to find somebody who thinks the world revolves around them. I would have pressed charges and embarrassed this jerk for all the world to see.

Annoying Airplane Passenger Thinks She's The Only One Who Celebrates Thanksgiving (PHOTOS, TWEETS)
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Old 12-01-2013, 11:32 AM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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I'm dizzy! lol
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Old 12-01-2013, 11:46 AM
 
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The problem with that approach - as the author found out - is that you do not know how violently the person will react. It is like road rage, only it is face to face.
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Old 12-01-2013, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Both characters in this little scenario sound like jerks. Actually, they sound worse than jerks but I'm keeping it clean.
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:31 PM
 
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Both characters in this little scenario sound like jerks. Actually, they sound worse than jerks but I'm keeping it clean.
Agreed, the woman is self centered but the tweeter who responded to her is just as bad IMO. Very crude person and I actually agreed with the woman that the tweeter was inappropriate. Her bad behavior doesn't excuse his.
"eat my d**k". Really, is the a mature way to respond? I think the tweeter doesn't realize how much of a jerk he has revealed himself to be, regardless of how bad the other passenger is.
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Old 12-02-2013, 08:45 AM
 
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I would suspect she could have pressed charges back -- there was no excuse for him to send her the vulgar harassing notes.

I think if you travel by plane especially on holidays, running across impatient travelers is par for the course. Why provoke someone by sending inappropriate messages?
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Old 12-02-2013, 10:39 AM
 
Location: IL
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Agreed, the woman is self centered but the tweeter who responded to her is just as bad IMO. Very crude person and I actually agreed with the woman that the tweeter was inappropriate. Her bad behavior doesn't excuse his.
"eat my d**k". Really, is the a mature way to respond? I think the tweeter doesn't realize how much of a jerk he has revealed himself to be, regardless of how bad the other passenger is.

I'm pretty sure he realized what he was doing, he has a "kindness in jest" tone in many of his posts after I read a bunch of his tweets. I knew a writer in LA that would randomly send kind sounding letters to celebs where he would fake support for a ridiculous comment/view/etc (antisemitism, racism, etc) that that celeb espoused at some point in his/her life. The support was always in a backhanded slap kind of way...kind of amusing. This guy's posts remind me of this writer I knew.
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Old 12-03-2013, 10:00 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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The Truth Behind That Epic Note-Passing War On A Thanksgiving Flight
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Old 12-04-2013, 04:28 AM
 
Location: Florida
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UPDATE 12/3: Elan Gale revealed on his Twitter account on Monday night that his supposed airplane feud with Diane was, in fact, all a ruse.
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Old 12-04-2013, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I've read several op-ed pieces about this story- most about the media unwillingness to fact check stories any more in the race to be the first "reporting" but this one is the best. From The Guardian

The Elan Gale internet hoax sums up all that is rotten about our online lives | Hadley Freeman | Comment is free | The Guardian
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