Here’s the deal. AWD has taught his children this truth throughout their precious lives: Don’t ever argue or fight with the police. You will lose.
Something Dr Wang Chung learned the hard way that you will eventually always do what the police want you to do. The hard way.
By now everyone has seen the video of the guy with the bloody mouth being dragged off the plane. Oh, the outrage! But there were three other people selected at random by a computer to give up their seats on that United flight. Why weren’t they also beaten and bloodied? Because they simply got their butts off the plane. Dr Chung decided to become a Youtube sensation.
Oh, and the guy isn’t a doctor anymore since he propositioned male patients for sex. According to the NY Post:
Dao’s own medical license was suspended in 2003 following his arrest on charges including unlawful prescribing and trafficking in a controlled substance.
He was accused of providing prescriptions for Vicodin and other narcotics to a former patient he later hired as his office manger, who was identified in news reports at the time as Brian Case.
The men repeatedly hooked up in motels, with Dao paying Case around $200 each time and also sharing in the drugs, according to a 130-page file compiled by the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure.
On the day he was busted, Dao was secretly videotaped with Case in a Red Carpet Inn in Jefferson County, Ky., “with his shirt off and his pants undone,” the records say.
Ooooh, Doctor Freaky Deaky! Something tells me Dr Wang was angling for a big, juicy lawsuit.
Back to AWD’s parental genius. I told my children to become docile like little schoolgirls if they ever have dealings with the police. First, police work is dangerous and I want cops to be as relaxed as possible. Two, police carry guns and have radios. Any sh*t you give cops will be met with other pissed-off cops at the very least. You may end up getting shot in the face. Which, last time I heard, can ruin your day. Even if the cop is in the wrong, you’re still dead.
I instructed my kids to be respectful and peaceful. If the cop is a badge-heavy Rambo type, Dad will deal with him through my attorney. There’s a time to express outrage at crazy cops. While they have you pulled over is not the time.
Do I believe it was wrong of United and the cops to beat and drag the guy off the plane? Yes, I do. They should have upped the offer for free travel bucks to buy someone else’s seat. Eventually, someone would have bitten. And United could have avoided millions of dollars of bad press. An ounce of prevention.
But Dr Wang wanted to be a star and get himself a lawsuit. He’ll probably end up with millions for his busted mouth.
It’s a big hassle when airlines oversell flights. Someone always has to be bought off for their seat. But if an airline is going to sell more tickets than they have seats, they must bear the responsibility to buy back the seat from the ticket holder. Whatever the cost. If someone buys a ticket with the expectation of leaving and arriving at a certain time, the airline must honor that. And everyone has a price for selling their seat. Had United offered First Class seats to Tahiti, people would have been lining up in the aisle.
United Airlines got played and now they will pay.
United shareholders, AWD is available to be the CEO and make United a not-stupid airline. Call me.