Yo, Dude, Try Walking

May 30, 2012 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

I just love sassy women.  We operate on the theory that the more crap you put up with, the more crap you’re going to get.

Short story:  Female certified pilot in Brazil.  Male passenger blurts, “Someone should have told me the captain was a woman. I’m not flying with a female at the controls.”

This will not end well.  I know that for a fact.

She tossed his butt off the airplane, but not mid-flight, which takes some of the fun out of the story. But, she did toss him out and have him met by the police.

Her airline stood up for her.

The Brazilian airline later backed its pilot’s decision with a statement that it wouldn’t tolerate disparaging remarks about any of 1,400 women working there.

Okay, so if Mitt Romney wins, I’m moving to Brazil.  And applying for a job to drive the police car that drives these dudes away.

Thanks to Carl for the heads-up.

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9 Comments to “Yo, Dude, Try Walking”

  1. Marge Wood says:

    Save me a spot. I’m goin’ with you.

  2. Bud Malone says:

    Why is that Texas congressman in Brazil?

  3. Lorraine in Spring says:

    My husband used to live/work in Brazil years ago. He came to me already trained. I am a very lucky woman. 😉

  4. Uncle Dave says:

    After first being appointed by a company near Dallas to a managment position our granddaughter had a doofus tell her, “I ain’t working for no woman!” Her calm, reasoned response was to tell him she understood, that was OK with her, and he was to clean out his locker and leave. Her boss backed her up.

  5. As far as I am concerned these are self-fulfilling prophecies…the idjets declare they will not tolerate a situation and by golly, they don’t have to. Now, I’m sure they are confused why our taking them at their word and accomodating their position by terminating the relationship didn’t end the way they wanted – but that is part of the definition for “idjets” and “doofuses.” The male passenger was not flown by a woman, neither was Uncle Dave’s doofus working for no woman.

    Thanks folks, I really appreciate this kind of story today.

  6. I’m ready to pack my bags, too. Give me a holler if you want a travel buddy…

  7. Years ago when I got a new Engineering Managment Job I had to get more personnel. My management team above me feared I would not be able to get people to work for me, as a matter of fact I filled the department quickly and was going to take another on when they gave him to a male manager who wasn’t having the luck I did. Anyway I found it was harder to get a woman to work for another woman and later in the year one of my employees, who was older than me and male told my boss, “You’ve got one manager with balls and she wears a skirt”. Strong words of praise indeed (Sorry, Mamma, just quoting)

  8. daChipster says:

    I am totally down with the whole woman in the cockpit thing, but every time she came on and said, “This is the Captain speaking…” they were playing a Girl from Ipanema instrumental in the background and THAT would dirve anybody bonkers.

    Bud Malone: comment of the day!

  9. TexasEllen says:

    Our beautiful and talented daughter-in-law is from Brazil….it is a wonderful country that is full of the hope and promise of a nation maturing. The parties are totally fun and over the top.