Just when you thought that leaving your turban back home made you look less scary, this is what gets a guy in trouble on a plane:
Wynand Mullins of Sydney, Australia, was asked to remove the offending item because it was intimidating some of the other passengers. No word on whether or not they had eleven fingers.
Mr Mullins said he didn’t have another shirt to wear and hoped he would get to wear a pilot’s shirt – but wondered how the other passengers would then react to that.
The flight attendant left in search of another T-shirt but never returned – and didn’t make eye contact with Mr Mullins again.
Wait, wait, wait. Okay, so look, we probably all agree it was silly to overreact to the shirt – but once you have decided it’s a threat, you then do nothing? I mean, I understand not wanting this guy to go shirtless, but if you’ve decided he’s harmless, the nice thing to do would be to apologize.
But who knows – maybe they had other safety protocols in place. After all…
I love the paragraph that the original article adds for context at the end:
A 1987 movie, The Princess Bride is a classic fairy tale, which contains many often quoted lines. Directed by Rob Reiner, it has swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and a Mark Knopfler soundtrack.
In a 2012 interview in New York Magazine, actor Mandy Patinkin said his famous line (“Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die”) gets quoted back to him by at least two or three strangers every day of his life. He said he loves it.
This story has been edited. Rob Reiner, not Carl, directed the film.