Hey Unions – Get Over Yourselves

by Kaiser Edamame

The Association of Flight Attendants and Transport Workers Union has this week called for a national boycott of the new Jodie Foster movie, Flightplan. In a press release announcing the boycott the TWU claims that

“The film, which portrays a flight attendant and Federal air marshal as terrorists and the lead villains, also depicts flight attendants as rude, unhelpful and uncaring.”

I couldn’t agree more. Ever since I saw Flight Plan I don’t trust flight attendants further than my oxygen mask will reach. And this isn’t the first time it’s happened to me either. After I saw Boiler Room I hated stock brokers, after Tombstone I hated cowboys as well as cowgirls, and after Aladdin I had a severe distaste for Royal Viziers (ie. Jafar).

After all, movies shouldn’t be about good stories, they should be about positively depicting individuals with important professions, especially unionized professions.

Recommendation: Long Anything, Short Unions.

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