Who among us, at one time or another, hasn’t fantasized about doing our professional equivalent of what Steven Slater did Monday at JFK?
Slater is the JetBlue flight attendant who made the P.A. announcement of his dreams after an altercation with a passenger, then deployed the emergency chute, slid down, and ran off. He is, of course, under arrest. I can’t further describe what happened better than this account.
But when I saw his Facebook picture, it struck me. He’s a latter day “Johnny,” the maniacal air traffic controller in the original “Airplane!” played by the late Stephen Stucker.