Tuesday's HOT MIC
Charlie: At the risk of being called an insensitive bully twice in one day ... am I the only one who thinks that most normal people would have just gotten off the plane? If security comes and tells me to get off the plane, I'm getting off the plane (and sorting it out later). I might grumble about it, but I'm not going to have a kicking-and-screaming tantrum causing all hell to break loose. Most reasonable people are able to think through the consequences of such behavior: "If I do A, B will happen and it's gonna suck—and I'm still not getting to my destination." Yes, United handled it poorly—they should never have let him board the plane in the first place—but the passenger's behavior wasn't exactly exemplary.