You’re about to poop your pants because you’ve eaten something bad. The flight attendant doesn’t want to get out of your way. You push by her. You are arrested.
A man who says he desperately needed to use an airplane bathroom after eating something bad in Honduras faces a federal charge after being accused of twisting a flight attendant’s arm to get to the lavatory, the FBI said Wednesday.
Joao Correa, 43, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution he had a bathroom emergency 30 minutes into a March 28 Delta Air Lines flight from Honduras to Atlanta, but found the single coach aisle on the Boeing 737 blocked by a beverage cart. He said he asked if he could use the lavatory in business class, but was told no.
Transportation Security Administration policy requires passengers on international flights to use the restroom in their seating class.
When the cart wasn’t moved after a few minutes, Correa said, he ran for the business class lavatory. He said the flight attendant put up her arm to block him, and he grabbed it to keep his balance.
A Delta flight attendant said Correa grabbed her right arm, pulled it down and twisted it, according to authorities.
There is nothing worse than a petty tyrant with absolute power. How many evil flight attendants have you encountered? Yeah, me too.
Now, my point in all this is to demonstrate what happens when someone has absolute power. It’s not pretty. And that sort of power in a government official is even more awful. People become a-holes with impunity. Why not? No one can do anything about their bad behavior.
Now, picture a government official invading your health care choices. Yeah.