He had reportedly been drawn into an altercation between passengers over overhead luggage space during the flight. After a woman then ignored his requests to stay seated as the plane landed, he took to the plane’s intercom system.
Reports said he went on a foul-mouthed rebuke of the passenger and said: “To those who have shown dignity and respect these last 20 years, thanks for the great ride”, before grabbing a beer from the in-flight trolley, activating the JetBlue plane’s inflatable slide and departing.
He told the New York Times the flamboyant exit had been a long-held fantasy. But it proved to be an expensive one, after a judge eventually ordered him to pay the company $10,000 (£7,700) for a replacement slide and sentenced him to a year’s probation. He faced felony charges of reckless endangerment and criminal mischief, as well as criminal trespass.
Luke Benge hijacked the edition by swapping out the image with a crude drawing, complete with genitals, avoiding the pre-print checks.
According to Australian media, no one at the magazine knew about the cover until 35,000 copies had been distributed across Melbourne. Beat magazine took it well, and apologised to faint-hearted locals who might have been offended.
One of the best-known resignations is that of an Alaskan television news anchor, Charlo Greene, who quit in 2014 while live on-air. She was presenting a story about a group lobbying for legalisation of cannabis – she walked off set because, it surprisingly turned out, she ran the group
David Powell-Cameron told the BBC how he and a fellow window-dresser in a department store in Pennsylvania in 1983 sabotaged the main window display to become a macabre gorilla wedding scene – complete with animal costumes in wedding gowns in front of a firing squad. “Our revenge was realized when we watched frantic employees enter the window, with rush-hour foot traffic watching, and wrestle with the grotesque scene to dismantle it,” he said.
You told us that creative notes are also a popular method, including making elaborate designs. Tina told the BBC she had a difficult boss in a bank that refused to directly talk to her so she hid her resignation letter in his letter pile and watched him open it then just walked out.
Although we don’t recommend violence, Jim McCarthy told the BBC that he resigned from a job as a carpenter when he was 18 with a punch to a boss he described as a “bully” .”When he was coming to, I told him, I guess you know today is my last day,” he said.