Alec Baldwin loves his iPhone.
While in route cross-country via Delta, I saw proof of his iPhone love on Conan last night. Did you catch it, too? Very funny. Dude loves the games, the photo capability and loves to Tweet. Today, when he boarded an American Airlines flight to return to NYC, he was removed from a flight after continuing to play the game “Words with Friends” on his phone once the cabin door closed.
He was a bit peeved–a bit peeved, because the plane was just sitting at the terminal idling.
Not a big deal…if you don’t prefer to obey FAA regulations. Those engines don’t idle until the cabin door is closed, and as we who fly are very aware, once that cabin door is closed, you gotta shut yo’ shizzy down. Computers, cell phones, iPads, Kindles and Discmans.
No one is surprised that Alec thought he could rewrite the rules. Sure, Alec, we all get it. We all know that you’re capable of turning your stuff off before take off, but we regular folk aren’t allowed to play at our leisure, and thus, neither are you–first class or coach.
I love Alec Baldwin, but hate that he had to be “that guy.” That guy who is on every flight and continues to talk on his phone during the safety demonstration because he has seen it 100 times before and is incredibly familiar with everything the disgruntled flight attendant is offering–or more likely, the video is displaying. Yeah. That guy. If you’re that guy, welcome to the world, fella. There are over 6 billion others who you share it with. Turn your crap off when they ask. It’s not difficult. You too, Alec.