Friday, December 26, 2014

Merry Christmas Greeting Rage Equals Lost Plane Seating

Talk about taking the spirit of Bah Humbug to new heights
A man with a hair trigger of rage was kicked off an American Airlines flight
Rage arising over delay, a middle seat, no space in the luggage rack, babies screaming in his ear?
Not condoned but at least understood but to receive a greeting for Merry Christmas cheer?
Whatever happened to tolerance and understanding of other creeds?
If a simple “Merry Christmas” touched him off only imagine what a real issue might lead
The passengers’ applause as he was led off the plane perhaps in bad taste
Hopefully, this unnamed Scrooge will not let this learning lesson go to waste
Life on this planet can be full of worry and stress
But rage is an emotion surrounded by strangers one should suppress
Save the anger on a plane for being bookend by two 300 pounders while in a middle seat
On a long flight in coach with the lack of leg room all attempts to find sleep too easy to defeat
While the hyperactive kid keeps pounding your back with his feet
And the man on the left the slop fed into an air bag soon meets
And the man on the right after a night on the town a foul odor secretes
Just when you are ready to descend to the ground a weather delay soon greets
But “Merry Christmas?” Give the rest of us me a break
Put this man on the Do Not Fly List for the other passengers’ safety sake. 
© December 26, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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