UPDATE: FLIGHT FIGHT: Dude Confronts Irate Woman on Plane, Gets Slapped, and Tweets it Play-by-Play

Not everyone had a good Thanksgiving. At least one person found the humor in it.

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Turns out Gale confessed it was a hoax. 


Thanksgiving is usually a time to reflect on the things and people that have come into our lives and have changed it for the better. But for those people who have moved far away from their families, the holiday season means they're going to have set up some complicated flight schedules to get back home in time for dinner. Some people aren't cut out for traveling and the unexpected problems that inevitably arise, and they'll snap like twigs when things don't go their way.

Take Diane, for instance, who freaked out at her flight crew when they announced that her flight to Phoenix would be delayed. Instead of rolling with it like the other passengers were doing, Diane treated the crew like shit and acted as if her family was more important than others. Elan Gale, a producer on the ABC show The Bachelor, was on the same flight, and started tweeting about the woman's crazily selfish outburst. Then, he devised a plan to bring her back down to reality, and played it out for everyone in real-time on the Twittersphere.

Note: you're going to want to stick around for the ending.

Our flight is delayed. A woman on here is very upset because she has Thanksgiving plans. She is the only one obviously. Praying for her
She's telling the flight attendants that it is Thanksgiving. She wants them to know she wants to have dinner with her family
The male flight attendant said "I understand ma'am. I'm looking forward to seeing my family too." She responded "This isn't about you"
Her family is very important to her, she says. Her family has a special recipe for stuffing. She needs to be there to help. It is crucial
She has a connecting flight. Why doesn't anyone understand she has a connecting flight? Why do people not understand her needs?
"Today is Thanksgiving! I'm supposed to be with my family. NOT with you people I barely know!"
She had to sit down because we took off. She has been muttering "about DAMN time" and I can hear her breathing from 5 rows back
I sent the lady a glass of wine and a note pic.twitter.com/GttnmQI25P
The male flight attendant is giving me the "let's just pretend this never happened" face. Shaking his head a lot
He gave me two little bottles of vodka but he won't hand them to her. He says I have to do it myself
I'm going to do it
Oh my God I did it I walked as if I was going to the bathroom and I leaned over and put them on her tray table and walked away Oh my God
She just stared at me like REALLY hard. She was breathing through her teeth and I think she just couldn't believe I was doing that
I'm not going to lie I am shaking this is so terrifying she is so angry at me it's kind of incredible
I don't really know what to do now I'm afraid to get out of my seat. This is like being on a roller coaster I'm scared and super excited
The male flight attendant just handed me a note from 7A
This means war
Well I don't know what I'm going to so next but I've got two hours left on this flight and I'm going to retaliate
Diane is in her late 40s or early 50s. She is wearing mom jeans and a studded belt and she is wearing a medical mask over her idiot face
@USAirwaysHelp hi I find a passenger on one of your planes to be annoying. If I give you money will you remove her? I want to buy her seat
I'm writing a note as we speak
I'm considering balling it up and putting it in my mouth and spitting it into her tray table as I walk by but I haven't decided yet
I just walked by her and said "I'll be back shortly." Then I stopped and took this picture and smiled at her pic.twitter.com/dNWMMXE2cc
I have delivered the note
My response to "Diane" in 7A pic.twitter.com/cRN2togLdq
I can hear her breathing
I have received a response from 7A
My final (I think) note to Diane in 7A pic.twitter.com/SLrOug9U4d
Well, "Diane" just slapped me
When I got off the plane I waited for her at the gate. I was holding another note in my hand and I was going to give it to her
She walked right up to me and slapped me immediately in the face
The gate agent for the next flight actually grabbed her and held her back. He asked me if I wanted to have the airport police come over
And I said "No. It's okay. I understand. But I do have a note for her." And I handed it to her and I walked away
The note said...
"Diane, allow me to introduce myself. I am TheYearOfElan..."
"Look me up online. Read every tweet. Read every response. And maybe next time you'll be nice to people who are just trying to help"


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