USA Today – An airline passenger stripped naked at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport after apparently becoming upset that his US Airways flight was overbooked. WCNC TV of Charlotte says the man “stripped down to the buff right in front of everyone, including kids.” He remained in the gate area for about 40 minutes until police led him away, the station reports. Sherry Ketchie, another passenger traveling through Charlotte at the time, snapped photos of the incident and posted them to Facebook. Ketchie tells TV station WBTV of Charlotte that the man was at a gate for a US Airways flight departing for Jamaica. She says she only became aware of the situation because of the commotion it caused. “I seen some people running and I was wondering what they was running from and people were standing there snickering, so I walked over and [an airport employee] told me the man was angry over the Jamaican flight,” Ketchie tells WBTV. “He had his clothes on, at that point, and then he started standing there with his arms crossed and hollering at the lady at the desk,” she adds to the station. “He stood there for a moment and then started talking off his clothes. I ain’t never seen nothing [like that] in my life.” US Airways officials referred WBTV to the Charlotte airport for comment. In turn, the airport turned WBTV to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police. Police told the station that the man was taken for medical evaluation and treatment and said he will not be charged.
I believe the phrase is “Power Moves Only.” Fucking love this old dude’s tactic. There are a few places in the world where you are absolutely powerless. Places like the DMV or court, where they can just bend you over and fuck you and there’s nothing you can do about it. Where the regular rules of society dont apply and they can do whatever they want and you just have to smile and take it. Well the airport is one of those places. One of those places where you’re walking on egg shells. TSA holds all the power. Flights can be delayed or canceled with zero repercussions. Ticket Agents can give you a “Sorry, theres nothing we can do” and you just have to go sit in the corner and fuck yourself.
And an overbooked flight is probably the best example of that. You bought your ticket, you have your seat, and then its just like “nope! Sorry! We sold too many tickets!” What? How the fuck does overbooked flights even happen? Theres a finite number of tickets. You sell them. Then its full. Its over. No more tickets. How can there be too many fucking people? And there’s just absolutely nothing you can do. They dont care. Doesnt matter what you say. You start hootin and hollerin and you’ll probably end up handcuffed in a TSA holding cell. Theres no way you can win.
Unless of course you’re Sherry Ketchie. Then you can win. Because while you might not get on that flight and you might not get a refund or even a fair explanation, you can get revenge by flaunting your old balls right in their face. Nothing will ruin your day like seeing a naked old man. Wrinkles and folds and flab and white fuzzy hair everywhere. Droopy butt cheeks and shriveled balls. Tiny old dick. Splotchy skin. Blech. Makes you want to puke. So yea, my flight was overbooked. Yea, you dont give a fuck. But you now have that image of my naked senior citizen body burned into your brain for eternity. I win.