5 “Steven Slaters” I Want to Pull at Work

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There’s what we say. There’s what we think. And then there is Steven Slater. And if you’re curious what follows him: “Balloon boy” parents.

If you haven’t read the buzz yet about the most epic person flight attendant history, take a break from your spreadsheet and get inspired. His name is about to become a verb.

"No, you can't order porno on your TV, asshole."

Just to catch you up speed: While working a JetBlue flight, Slater jumped on the intercom and had a profanity-laced meltdown after a scuffle with a passenger. He proceeded to grab some beers, escape on the inflatable chute, remove his company tie, return home in his car, have a booty call, be caught during the booty call, get arrested, and come out smiling.

Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Yes, exactly, Why didn’t I think of that???

In this digital age, this dude is going to be set for life. My guess is that Mr. Slater’s charges will be knocked down to a fine and that he will never have to work another day in his life. The jealously is so strong on my end, I’m about to have a meltdown, too.

On a side note:

Can anyone blame him? Is anyone honestly surprised? The service industry (and all overworked/underpaid jobs) actually encourages you to repress frustrations for customers and coworkers all for the sake of the company, but never teaches you how to deal with your true feelings. It’s hard to say if there is a solution other than hope you never meet the day of your boiling point.

Props to you Mr. Slater – I already joined your Facebook group! There’s one thing to be assured of, we know Mel Gibson appreciates the breather!

So, in honor of Steven Slater: The 5 things that I wish I had the balls to do in my office:

1. Put a rude caller on the hold that contains George Carlin’s famous 7 words in a creepy kid-like sing-along tune – while I go first read and then watch the Lord of the Rings triology. And then learn Chinese.

2. “TO THE PERSON WHOSE NAME SOUNDS LIKE AN STD, YOU’D THINK BEING POLITE IS A SURVIVAL TECHNIQUE.”

3. Set off military grade stink bombs around the office, and yell, “THIS PLACE STINKS” – and escape on the kitchen window with my hang-glider.

4. Send out an e-mail saying, “It’s been a pleasure working with you all” with Steven Slater’s newly released porno embedded with an auto-play (come on, we all know it’s coming).

5. Ask David Copperfield to replace my body for the Statue of Liberty. This statue will be programed to continuously say, “Thanks, but no thanks” so all of New York can hear me.

The Office Receptionist

Written by The Office Receptionist

Receptionist Chronicles is written by New York City receptionist @newsfromthecube. In addition to this column, she tweets each day of her daily grind. Follow her here.

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10 Responses to “5 “Steven Slaters” I Want to Pull at Work”
  1. Von Kaiser says:

    I swear I’m not making this up: I’m 99% sure this guy was a flight attendant on a JetBlue flight I had to Pittsburgh in the dead of winter. I remember him because he was bugging out the whole flight and I remember thinking “calm down, there’s like 30 people on the plane.”

    Him or not, kudos for doing your thing. Hope I don’t see you on “Celebrity Rehab” in a year.

  2. McFly says:

    I don’t know if Slater’s exit was an epic win or epic fail. Either way, it was epic.

  3. Office Receptionist says:

    I feel like this is right out of a Harold & Kumar movie.

  4. Office Receptionist says:

    I also can see Will Ferrell going — You’re my boyyyyy JETBLUUUUEEE

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    YOU ROCK! You should not be charged with anything! Just putting up with Jet Blue was enought o make you lose it! WAAAYYYY TOOO GOOO

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