JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater was just doing his job, moving to ask a passenger to sit back down after prematurely rising to pull a carry-on from the overhead compartment. After a rude response, Slater had had enough — he went for the emergency exit.
The passenger who Slater was coming down the aisle to stop while the plane taxied to its gate ended up bopping the flight attendant on the head with her bag and told Slater to "f*** off."
What did Slater do?
He returned to the plane's intercom and announced: "To the f***ing a**hole who told me to f*** off, it's been a good 28 years. I've had it. That's it."
After that, Slater opened the emergency hatch of the aircraft, grabbed his luggage (and a pair of beers), and then made his ludicrous escape down the emergency slide. He made his way through the airport to his car, then drove home. That's just about the greatest way anyone has ever quit their job, ever.
The story has a bummer of an ending, though. Slater was arrested at his home in Queens and charged with a list that includes trespassing and reckless endangerment and could face up to seven years in prison.