A passenger at La Guardia Airport “flipped out” because airline employees wished him a Merry Christmas.
The man was waiting to board American Airlines Flight 1140 to Dallas when a cheerful gate agent began welcoming everyone with the Yuletide greeting while checking boarding passes.
The passenger told the gate agent “You shouldn’t say that because not everyone celebrates Christmas.”
The agent replied, “Well, what should I say then?”
“Don’t say, ‘Merry Christmas!’ ” the man shouted before brushing past her.
Once the passenger entered the plane, he was wished Merry Christmas again, apparently sending him over the edge.
“Don’t say, ‘Merry Christmas!’ ” the man raged before lecturing the attendants and the pilot about their faux pas.
The passenger refused to be calmed down and continued hectoring the crew.
He was escorted off the plane as the rest of the passengers cheered.