Larry Mantle |

That's it. I'm out of here.




Maybe you've wanted to say that to an employer, or know someone who has resigned in such dramatic fashion.  Regardless, it's hard not to smile when hearing the story of Jet Blue flight attendant Steven Slater's flamboyant way of quitting Monday afternoon at JFK in New York.

Yes, I understand it was a potential safety problem to deploy the emergency escape chute, and not fair to the passengers when he launched into his expletive-laden "good bye" speech.  However, it was the most cinematic resignation I've ever heard of.

On Tuesday morning's program, listeners described their dramatic exits.  They included the fed-up waitress who dumped a pitcher of ice water over the head of her harassing customer, the former NBC videotape operator who erased the opening of the Tonight Show on his way out, and the bartender who treated the entire staff to the contents of his former employer's bar.

I wonder what comes next for Slater.  His bail is low enough that he'll be home fielding calls from producers wanting him to tell his story.  His fame is assured, at least for the next year or so.

Will his exit that featured profanity, a swiped beer and a slide motivate others to quit jobs they hate, even if less dramatically?