Friday, October 26, 2007
Naomi Campbell is like a breath of fresh air. After keeping her temper in check for what must be a good four months since her community service and anger management classes, she is back to doing what she does best. She yells, screams, and throws the abuse out, but this time just verbal. Anger management classes might not have taught her control, but picking up trash must have taught her not to combine yelling and screaming with punching, throwing things and hitting people.
In this latest incident Naomi abused BA staff at London Heathrow Airport. The supermodel demanded to be allowed on the plane after turning up at Heathrow 11 minutes before it was scheduled to leave. 11 minutes? For an international flight? People we are not talking about being at the gate 11 minutes before flight time. This is showing up at the ticket counter 11 minutes prior to an international flight.
According to witnesses, she stamped her feet, saying: "You have to let me on. Come on."British Airways staff said she could travel to New York without her bags, which they would send on a later flight, but she shouted: "You are joking. You are always losing bags and I don't trust you with mine in a million years. I can't believe you won't allow me on your flight. What is this? Who must I speak to?"
I have no reason to doubt this is true, and if it is, each and every passenger on BA in the future should show up 11 minutes prior to flight time and demand to be allowed on the plane. BA was going to let her on the damn plane even though she showed up 11 minutes before the flight. Her only punishment was she was going to have to get her bags on a different flight which you are not really supposed to do on an international flight, but you aren't supposed to whip someone across Heathrow, through security and out to a late departing plane simply for a passenger who can't wait an hour for another flight. Do you know how many flights there are between London and New York?
Eventually Naomi walked away. Her spokesperson was not aware of any incident. Uh huh. Naomi must have kicked him in the balls once for talking out of school or something.