Who are you to NOT Respect Authority?

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Delta Passenger Kicked Off Plane

After hearing about this story, I couldn’t wait to get to a computer to voice my opinion.  I mean, here is a GROWN man [Hamilton] saying he had to go the bathroom b/c he couldn’t wait.  I’m sorry… you had alllllll that time prior to boarding to release yourself.  Really dude?!  In the hype of all airline controversies, you pick now to ignore the seat belt sign.  I had NO pity!  If you didn’t have to go prior to boarding or didn’t have time, it doesn’t take that long for the plane to take off, before you can go then.  There is just a lot wrong with this story.  What your “bathroom-problem” tells me is you have poor planning skills and no moral values since you disrespect authority/rules.

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Rules are in Place for a Reason

I’m happy the story didn’t end like the United Passenger but it disappointments me on how citizens think they have the right to do as they please!  What’s the point of having rules?

Let’s see…

  • No MPH signs… ok world, you are allowed to drive as fast or as slow as you want and then let’s count the # of car accidents!
  • Don’t pay your taxes… I guess you are working for free, b/c the IRS will garnish your wages or you are going to prison!
  • Why text and drive… I’m sorry but there isn’t such a thing as multi-tasking while driving; pay attention to the road for all of our sake!

A lot of us found out in the midst of this story, it’s against the law to get up while the seat belt sign is in place.  Huh, didn’t know that.  I thought the sign was just being used as extra awareness to not get up. What’s the difference?  I respect rules and if you tell me not to get up, then it must be for my safety or for the safety of others.  Moreover, maybe they are in place to prevent an event from happening. Regardless, what gives you the right to NOT respect authority?

Stop Being Selfish, Think of Others

In the end, Delta made everyone get off (I suppose to clean the plane and to reorganize) but Hamilton wasn’t allowed to get back on.  Nonetheless, he did receive some of his money back for this flight.  Due to his selfishness, there were many unhappy passengers b/c of their flight being delayed.  I hope that “release” was worth it.  Well, I think not!  You still had to catch another flight and now your “bathroom-problem” is being spread all over the news b/c you couldn’t hold it. Geez!!!

Just disappointing

I Am in Authority, Respect Me

You don’t have to like the rules but you do have to respect them.  Shoot, you don’t have to like me… but you WILL respect me.  Sometimes I have to remind my employees of this behavior.  I consider myself a fair and compassionate leader but there are times I have to put my foot down.  There is always a valid reason; it could be for the good of the team, the company or maybe for their own good.  However, if I enforce a rule I will always follow up with the reason as to why it’s in place. Maybe that’s the problem; there aren’t enough people asking why?  I’m sure if you ask why a rule is in place, someone will be nice enough to tell you so that you can better understand.  Once I explain why, my employees quickly understand and have no problem complying.

Whew, I Had to Vent

Ok, my soapbox is done- LOL!  This story just hit a nerve.  Those of you that think you have the authority to overpower rules or people in authority, I want you to have a seat!  Better yet, I will pray for you.  You keep behaving in that manner, it will be very hard for you to move up in life or build relationships.  Even if you don’t want to follow the rules for your own sake, think of the rest of us.  We don’t want to be punished for your selfish ways.  That is all… 

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4 Comments

  1. Good post! This reminds me of what the Bible says about respecting authority…”“Be a good citizen. All governments are under God. Insofar as there is peace and order, it’s God’s order. So live responsibly as a citizen. If you’re irresponsible to the state, then you’re irresponsible with God, and God will hold you responsible. Duly constituted authorities are only a threat if you’re trying to get by with something. Decent citizens should have nothing to fear.

    Be a good citizen. All governments are under God. Insofar as there is peace and order, it’s God’s order. So live responsibly as a citizen. If you’re irresponsible to the state, then you’re irresponsible with God, and God will hold you responsible. Duly constituted authorities are only a threat if you’re trying to get by with something. Decent citizens should have nothing to fear. Do you want to be on good terms with the government? Be a responsible citizen and you’ll get on just fine, the government working to your advantage. But if you’re breaking the rules right and left, watch out. The police aren’t there just to be admired in their uniforms. God also has an interest in keeping order, and he uses them to do it. That’s why you must live responsibly—not just to avoid punishment but also because it’s the right way to live.”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭13:1-3‬ ‭MSG‬‬
    “That’s also why you pay taxes—so that an orderly way of life can be maintained. Fulfill your obligations as a citizen. Pay your taxes, pay your bills, respect your leaders.”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭13:6-7‬ ‭MSG‬‬

    • Thanks Mike for providing us the spiritual reasons for respecting authority. If we are to obey God they we should obey the rules put into place by His people. Order is important for keeping everything under control. Thanks for your support and I look forward to future comments from you.

  2. Some people just think they are above the law which we all know is not the case. Maybe he needs to wear depends next time!!!

    • LMBO!!! You are so right Bert! He may need to purchase some the next time he flies! No one is above the law nor should they “test” it! Good comment!

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