It’s that time of year when the best wishes are given out to all those you pass by, but not everyone really wants to hear it. A passenger was kicked off a flight at La Guardia Airport on Tuesday because he freaked out due to being wished a “Merry Christmas” by the staff on board.
As the New York Post reported, the man was at La Guardia and standing in line to board Flight 1140 on American Airlines to Dallas. It was then that the trouble began with an agent at the gate gave everyone boarding the plane a festive greeting.
The passenger, who seemed to be by himself, was not happy with the greetings of “Merry Christmas” and other Yuletide wishes.
“You shouldn’t say that because not everyone celebrates Christmas.”
Needless to say, but the agent was taken aback a little bit and wanted to make the passenger happy. With that, she simply asked him, “Well, what should I say then?”
His response was abrupt and just as moody.
“Don’t say, ‘Merry Christmas!'”
With that, the unnamed passenger hurriedly moved past the agent and headed down the hallway to board the plane. He went on board, took his seat, and as reported by Gawker, was then greeted by another agent that decided to wish him a “Merry Christmas.”
The passenger immediately bellowed “Don’t say, ‘Merry Christmas!'” at the second agent before it got bad.
That was when he took it upon himself to not only tell others to stop wishing everyone a “Merry Christmas,” but more. He lectured the airline attendants and the pilot as well on not giving particular greetings to everyone because it’s not right.
Both the pilot and members of the staff attempted to calm the man down as he continued to get angrier and his rage built up. No one else wished the passenger a “Merry Christmas,” but he wasn’t in the mood to calm down.
Actually, he refused to stop his lecture and that was when security was brought on board to escort him off the plane. The other passengers instantly began cheering and clapping as he was led back into the terminal.
American Airlines has not had any comment on the situation that happened on Christmas Eve. The passenger has not had his name revealed and there is no word on whether or not he eventually made it to his destination, but getting kicked off a plane sure didn’t make it a “Merry Christmas” for him.
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