Woman on Plane (W.O.P.), I feel your pain. One moment, you’re laying your head back to take a snooze, and the next thing you know, you wake up, and you’re alone in the dark.
Apparently, W.O.P. fell asleep on her flight from Dulles International to Philadelphia. She must have been really tired, because she woke up some three hours after the plane arrived. After she woke up, she was forced to be on the plane alone for an additional fifteen minutes before being released from her hellish confines. She had a cell phone, and used it to check the time, but never thought about using it to call somebody. I’m guessing she was busy trying to get into the alcohol closet and grab some of those little bottles of liquor.
After her “horrifying” fifteen minutes, which must have truly been horrifying since she forgot how to use her cell phone, she did what any red-blooded American would do: she sued the airline. Just to make sure she didn’t waste her incredible tale of bravery in the face of what might have been the end of her, she retained none other than Goeffrey Feiger. That’s right…the guy who defended Jack Kevorkian (and ran for governor in Michigan…as a Democrat I might add). She’s claiming, amongst other things, false imprisonment…for fifteen minutes? WTF? Good luck with that lawsuit Einstein.
By the way, I do feel W.O.P.’s pain. I was riding the Metra into Chicago one snowy morning when I fell asleep. Next thing I knew, I woke up in the train yard. After I found an open door, and began walking towards downtown through gigantic snowbanks, I ran into a Metra employee. What did he say? “Fell asleep huh?” Apparently this had happened before. I should have sued the bastards. My claim would have been even more compelling than W.O.P.’s., since I didn’t have any of those little bottles of liquor to keep me warm.