Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Unless you are Madonna who somehow is allowed to wander through airports half naked, it seems that the only place on the entire earth where the playing field is level for the entire world is the airport. If you just won an Academy Award, the airline may make an exception and let you bring it on the plane, but dammit you are taking your shoes off before you go through security.
Because celebrities are so used to getting their way in everything they do, it is always fun to see them crashing back to earth when they meet some guy at an airport who is only doing his job. Unless you live in Australia, you probably have no idea who Carla Bonner is. It doesn't really matter, but she is an actress on the show Neighbours.
Well, I'm guessing the show doesn't pay very well, or she is just cheap because she had the lowest class of ticket you could possibly buy on a flight from Melbourne to New Castle. The low ticket price meant she could only have one very small piece of carry on luggage.
Well, being a celebrity, she thought that rule was only meant to apply to "everyday people" and not her. When the guy making minimum wage at the airport stated he would need to measure her bag, she went ballistic. Cussed at the guy, called him every name in the book. Did the whole do you know who I am thing, and basically dared anyone to tell her what she could and could not bring on the plane.
Ummm. They banned her from the flight. Although everyone present said she went off on the poor guy, Bonner said that it was the worker who was at fault. According to her, he should have known she was special, and not even bothered to measure the bag. No, what she said was he was rude. Well Carla, what I think what he was doing was his job. Now, if you had been like "everyday people" you would have opened your bag, looked to see which crap you could throw away, do so, and then step on your bag to make it smaller. Problem solved. Or you could just pony up the extra $20. That's right. All that because of $20.