THE BALLAD OF DIANE AND ELAN
Shandy Pockets admires the initial tomfoolery of Mr Gale, and Diane does sound like she needed to be put in her place, though perhaps using 'eat my dick' as an insult does undermine the cry for civility a little bit. Mr Gale's response seemed to divide the public, from hearty 'bravos' to accusations of sexist bullying. If you missed his reaction to the reactions, there's a piece on his blog right here:
ALL THE HATE MAIL: DIANE
Sadly, additional information about Diane made her case seem more sympathetic, her family rallying round her as it was revealed she is terminally ill:
BULLYING AT 35,000 ft.
All we'll say is we wish Mr Gale had known about our Passenger Review pages, where he could have ranted in relative safety, but we're looking forward to joining him in promoting polite travel behaviour and respect for our fellow travelers no matter where and when our journeys might be. And just a thought, Mr Gale, but retaining the moral high ground in a case like this does kind of require you to not descend into insults as well. No one ever taught good manners by being rude. Just saying.