Is it possible for any citizen of the United States to be this offensive?
Our subject video discusses the ignorance of an airline Flight Attendant that refused to hang a military dress jacket in first class for a Ranger flying in coach. Before you go off thinking you know the correct answer, stand by.
It takes very little common sense to understand that when the passengers in first class are trying to give their seat to a soldier out of respect for his service to his country, you also might consider demonstrating the same respect. But, the Ranger did not ask for anyone to give up their seat, or ask for any form of respect be shown towards him. He simply wanted the Flight Attendant to hang his jacket so that it would not be wrinkled during the flight.
In my opinion, regardless by personal act or company policy, the Flight Attendant DID treat the Ranger disrespectfully. The Flight Attendant also treated the US Military disrespectfully, as well as the Country itself. We have a responsibility to treat our military men and women respectfully if for no other reason than they serve our country. Yes, the airline should apologize for this situation and change their policy accordingly.
I just know there is some “dip-stick” that is going to say “NO” that we do not owe any kind of special privilege to our military men and women. To you I say “STFU.” At the end of the Viet Nam war this nation did a disservice to every man and woman in the military. There were no Hero’s welcome upon their return. There was no support for our military. Our Military personnel were treated like crap by people that should have known better. Even if you do not support the military action, you still have to support the troops serving our country. Argue the politics with our government, not the troops.