No one was more irritated than me when our flight was delayed on a recent trip… when traveling with a toddler, every few hours matter in your anti-meltdown playbook.
But what are you going to do? Pitch a fit in public? That’s what this guy did, all why wearing a radio station fleece, and right before saying his name aloud over the phone several times. Little did he know that the woman sitting behind him works in radio, too, and was about to strike up a conversation to pass the time…
He sat down and slammed his bag on the floor. (My daughter says “Uh-oh”.) He slams his computer closed. (My daughter says “Uh-oh”.) His says several extreme expletives (My daughter says “Uh-oh”.)
He spoke loudly enough for me to hear without eavesdropping as he made several phone calls. After venting on each call about how angry he was over the flight delay, he was very rude and snappy as he demanded to speak with someone other than a secretary.
I wasn’t the only one listening in horror. Several other people heard him say his name, and saw the call letters on that fleece. That he doesn’t even work at that station doesn’t matter. That he could be perfectly nice and just having a bad day doesn’t matter, either. With his bad behavior, he tainted two entities- both that radio station and the brand that is himself.