Airline passenger exchanges notes, gets slapped by woman he considered rude
PHOENIX — A man pulled off an epic Thanksgiving Twitter take-down when he decided to tell a woman her behavior was out of line, and ended up getting slapped in the face.
According to the Daily Mail, Elan Gale began tweeting about his Thanksgiving experience Thursday morning when there was an announcement that the flight was behind schedule.
The woman was visibly irate that she may not be able to get home in time for Thanksgiving.
A flight attendant tried to comfort her by saying that everyone was feeling the same way, but she would have none of it.
Gale began tweeting about the experience.
The woman told a flight attendant she needed to get home to family. His response:
Gale decided to send the lady a note and a glass of wine.
The note read:
Dear Lady in 7A, It has come to my attention that today is your “Thanksgiving!” It must be hard to not be with your family! Please accept this glass of wine. It is a gift from me to you. Hopefully if you drink it, you won’t be able to user your mouth to talk!
According to Gale’s tweets, the flight attendent gave Gale two little vodka bottles and he worked up the nerve to take them to her. He set them on her tray and walked back to his seat.
She sent him a note in return:
Dear “Elan” The wine wasn’t funny. The vodka wasn’t funny. You’re an awful person with no compassion. I’m sorry for your family that they should have to deal with you. Diane
The notes continued back and forth.
Dear “Diane,” Thank you for your lovely note. The person who lacks compassion is you. We all want to get home, particularly the nice men and women who fly your lazy ass around and serve you drinks (you’re welcome!). next time you’re in a bad mood, stay home. I hate you very much. Eat my d*** Love “Elan”
After that note, Diane wrote a note saying she would be contacting the authorities about his inappropriate behavior.
After the plane landed Gale tweeted that Diane had slapped him.
Then he recapped in a series of tweets:
When I got off the plane I waited for her at the gate. I was holding another note in my hand and I was going to give it to her. She walked right up to me and slapped me immediately in the face.
The gate agent for the next flight actually grabbed her and held her back. He asked me if I wanted to have the airport police come over. I said no.
She turned to the gate agent and said, ‘Am I going to make my flight to Sacramento?’ He said no. I laughed. And then the gate agent said, ‘Are you sure you don’t want to talk to the police? You can if you want to.
And I said, ‘No. It’s okay. I understand. But I do have a note for her.’ And I handed it to her and I walked away.
His final note to Diane:
According to Gale’s twitter bio, he’s a producer for ABC’s The Bachelor.