What is With All the Nasty Notes Lately? Check Out This Sexist Napkin Note!
Oh boy. Another mean nasty-gram. This time is about how women shouldn’t be pilots. Written on an airline napkin.
Here’s what the note says…all the lousy spelling and bad grammar kept:
“To Capt. / WestJet,
The cockpit of airlier is no place for a woman. A woman being a mother is the most honor not as “captain” Proverbs 31 (Sorry not P.C.)
P.S. I wish WestJet could tell me a fair lady is at the helm so I can book another flight! Were short mothers not pilots Westjet.”
Carey Smith Steacy, the pilot the ‘napkin noter’ wrote about, posted the note on Facebook. Here is her response:
“To David in 12E on my flight #463 from Calgary to Victoria today. It was my pleasure flying you safely to your destination. Thank you for the note you discreetly left me on your seat. I respectfully disagree with your opinion that the ‘cockpit,’ (we now call it the flight deck as no cocks are required), is no place for a lady. In fact, there are no places that are not for ladies anymore.
You made sure to ask the flight attendants before we left if I had enough hours to be the Captain so safety is important to you, too. I have heard many comments from people throughout my 17-year career as a pilot. Most of them positive. Your note is, without a doubt, the funniest. It was a joke, right? RIGHT?? I thought, not.
You were more than welcome to deplane when you heard I was a ‘fair lady’. You have that right. Funny, we all, us humans, have the same rights in this great free country of ours. Now, back to my most important role, being a mother.”
I would have simply said ‘David – SHUT YOUR SEXIST PIE HOLE!’ So, there’s that….