There is no evidence anything happened the way she told it. The airline says it didn't happen. No one witnessed it either. The woman already has a lawyer so its pretty clear what she's up to. This apparently happened in November and we're just now hearing about it? She was mad she couldn't bring the hamster so she made this up. Im siding with the airline on this one.Is there evidence that this thing is made-up, or are we just a bunch of cynics who have decided that this can't be true?
I just need to know where and at whom I'm supposed to be scoffing at today...
Yep. People are complete and total liars. That's a good general rule for 90% of society. I don't think I could handle being a cop, they deal with these people day in and day out. I think I would like being a government lawyer though, putting them away. Would be a lot more satisfying than making a nice landing on my DFW-OKC turns.There is no evidence anything happened the way she told it. The airline says it didn't happen. No one witnessed it either. The woman already has a lawyer so its pretty clear what she's up to. This apparently happened in November. She was mad she couldn't bring the hamster so she made this up. Im siding with the airline on this one.
Same here. Watching COPS makes me mental. I really wish they would do a dramatization of some of the excuses some of those idiots use. " I dunno whose drugs it is. Its my friend's step brother's car"Yep. People are complete and total liars. That's a good general rule for 90% of society. I don't think I could handle being a cop, they deal with these people day in and day out. I think I would like being a government lawyer though, putting them away. Would be a lot more satisfying than making a nice landing on my DFW-OKC turns.
Great scenario but I would hope this pax would be able to sense sarcasm and not take it literally. A good problem solver (obviously not this girl) would have maybe explained to a passenger de-boarding a plane what was up and possibly gotten someone to take the rodent until she returned. But yeah, gate agents dont always say the right thing but I think this story is mostly false.C'mon, you guys mean to tell me that you couldn't see a Spirit (or any airline) gate agent at certain airports tell someone to flush their hamster down the toilet?? And let's not give the girl too much credit for being smart enough to not do something that stupid. I could see it going something like this:
(Passenger tries to board with hamster in hand)
Gate Agent: "You can't take that (hamster) on the plane."
Passenger: "It's my emotional support hamster."
GA: "I don't care what it is! You can't take it!"
Pass: "I called Spirit and they said I could bring it."
GA: "Look, you can't bring it on the plane!"
Pass: "Well what do I do with it? I don't have any other way to get my hamster home!"
GA: "I don't give a damn! You better let it go or do something but you aren't getting on this plane with the rat or hamster or whatever it is! Hell! Flush it down the toilet for all I care!"
Girl walks away and is so panicked/idiotic that she actually flushes her hamster down the toilet. I could totally see it. Also, I love how Spirit says they "investigated" and didn't find any evidence that anyone told her to do it. Yeah, because the gate agent is actually going to admit to saying that.
The whole thing is awful but I am certainly not putting it past a gate agent to pull some chit like that.
Ya can't start an antidote/story with "funny story" as maybe it isn't.So funny unrelated story....
GF and I are driving back to her place to drop her off, and we pull into the driveway. As we pull in the lights reflect off a pair of eyes, scampering towards the corner of the garage. We park and get out, and the little critter is just sitting in the corner. It wasn't a mouse or any other feral critter you'd expect, but one of those little Russian mini-hamsters.
GF isn't a fan of critters like that, but we knew that it's life expectancy outside was about 15 nanoseconds considering all of the warm and cold-blooded predators....so we try to catch the thing. Imagine two grown adults scampering after this tiny thing that had run out into the yard (and nearly stepping on it in the process). Braniac here finally gets the idea to drop a box on it, which successfully captured the critter.
So now what? Well, the GF, who said she wasn't a fan, makes us get back in the car and go to Pet-Stuff-R-US and get a whole hamster setup for the thing to the tune of few Jacksons, including food, litter, a cage, tubes, a wheel...etc etc. So the critter then lives a life of luxury for the next 2 years...well past their normal life span.
When we named it, we tried to come up with the most ironic, non-cute and non-fluffy name we could think of, and so we called it "The Kraken". So when people asked how we came by it, we'd just say "someone released the Kraken".
I guess you had to be there...