Friday, February 19, 2010

Dear Richard


Dear Richard,

I had to drop you a little note from here in Los Angeles. I recently had the most interesting flight. Obviously because it was interesting, it was not your airline that I flew. I instead flew Air Canada. On Monday I had just spent a weekend in Vancouver at the Winter Olympics where I got to see some hockey and curling. Did you know that it actually has nothing to do with styling hair? In fact, the best curler in the world barely has any hair. Hello Kevin Martin. Anyway, I had just finished my complimentary glass of champagne. Yes, Richard, they provide free alcohol. On your planes it is a necessity, but on this flight it was a luxury.

I was seated next to an interesting man who I thought was the founder of Blu-Ray DVD's. It turns out though I misunderstood his name. It is actually Sky Blu. Isn't that a vodka? Ahh, Richard, there is nothing quite like the taste of an ice cold vodka martini, but I digress. Anyway, we were just discussing his job which appears to be as a rapper for the group LMFAO. I have seen the term, but don't think I can share its meaning even in correspondence. I fear it is a bit bold and racy.

As my companion settled into his tale, he leaned his seat back. Well, the man seated directly behind him took great offense to this and told my seating companion in no uncertain terms to out it back up immediately. As the plane had not begun to move and the door to the plane was still open, I saw no reason for this brashness, however the man was not to be denied. When the seat was not returned to its normal position, the man behind my companion who is named Mitt Romney and apparently ran for President, reached around and grabbed Sky's shoulder. Sky knocked the man's hand away. The man then called for assistance and almost immediately Vancouver police were on the plane and dragging my companion off the plane. While I was grateful for the additional room, I must say I found it all a bit disturbing. Not as disturbing as the food you serve on your airline, but disturbing none the less.

I found some video of the incident Richard and am sending you the link. I wish you good day.

16 comments:

Adventurous Kate said...

Enty, I don't care that you take breaks, but I ALWAYS love when you come back!! :-) Your Dear Richards are the best.

RocketQueen said...

Great post - thanks Ent. Are you considering my idea of combining a letter to Richard with a Susan Boyle airport story?
Ah curling. You can be pregnant and bald and still kick ass.

linnea said...

And to think, if only he would have waited until the plane was in the air, he wouldnt have had any problems...

mygeorgie said...

Unfortunatley this exciting incident has overshadowed the spectacularly friendly & unparrallaled level of hospitality & charm of Air Canada.

littleoleme said...

the spectacularly friendly & unparalleled level of hospitality & charm of Air Canada.

My God mygeorgie - you are being sarcastic, right?

Kim said...

She has to be. Air Canada sucks. I refuse to fly on my national airline unless I have no other choice.

penelope said...

I agree with RocketQueen -- please, please combine a dear Richard letter with a Susan Boyle airport incident. What a hoot that would be!!

RocketQueen said...

Air Canada is the only airline I will go OUT OF MY WAY to not fly. Their customer service is horrendous and always has been. Well, Air Canada AND Philippine Airlines, but that's another story.

mygeorgie said...

littleoleme: You know it ;)

I despise those f*ckers. They keep getting bailed out by our gov't & blowing it. Like Kim, they are a *last* resort.

wenx said...

Woot! Nothing brightens up my day quite like a good "Dear Richard..." ;)

Mooshki said...

Hee hee hee hee hee!!!!

figgy said...

While Air Canada may be bad, I HIGHLY recommend Porter Airlines ( http://www.flyporter.com/ ).

They're a Canadian airline, and I recently flew RT Chicago to Toronto. I've never had a more pleasant flight experience, never seen employees bend over backwards like that to help.

...and did I mention the free beverages--including cappucinos--and cookies in the waiting area?

Majik said...

Enty...you are SOOOO Canadian. Kevin Martin reference, hockey, AND Air Canada?

Canadian.

redronnie said...

KEVIN MARTIN ROCKS!!!! Thank you Enty for allowing me to get that off my chest..and recently I was upgraded to Executive Class by Air Canada, the staff were excellent and the service was wonderful.

GladysKravitz said...

LOL. Love Dear Richard. Oh, and good day!

LMFAO.

MCH said...

Mitt Romney = jackass