Sonamjeet Narwan, a 28-year-old U.K. resident, was in line at the check-in counter at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Va., on Tuesday when the incident occurred.
A woman had cut in line, and Narwan asked her to move back.
“I said, ‘If you wouldn’t mind, take your place in the queue. It’s not really fair if you’re skipping it when you’ve got people behind you,'” Narwan told Global News.
“She essentially called me a ‘9/11 bloodsucker,'” Narwan said of the woman’s response. “When I asked her what she actually meant, if she was really calling me a ‘9/11 bloodsucker,’ she said, ‘Yep.'”
“The only reassurance I wanted that day was that that passenger was not going to be allowed to board that flight because she needed to experience the ramifications of being racist toward another passenger,” she said.
If Air Canada had gone ahead and refused to board that eeevil passenger, then we would see multiple incidents of customers crying about another special someone because of sexism, racism, or whatever unpopular flavor of -ism that day. Can you imagine the aggravation and lawsuits for being kicked off a plane because some moron pointed at you and cried SEXIST!, RACIST! or [fill in the blank]-ist?
Anyway, this malevolent woman was bumped up to Business Class -- far away from that offending passenger. Instead of showing gratitude, she calls that a "token gesture".
It could have been worse: she could have been called a paki, a darkie, or a nigger. The proper etiquette in that case is to kick the other person off the planet.
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