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Woman Refuses To Sit Next To A Crying Baby On Plane, Gets Instant Karma
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Woman Refuses To Sit Next To A Crying Baby On Plane, Gets Instant Karma

Karma is a fickle lady and sometimes she strikes almost instantly. This is what US government employee Susan Peirez had to learn the hard way when she was put on work leave recently for berating a Delta flight attendant.

The incident was caught on camera by Marissa Rundell, a 19-year-old mother from Rochester New York and the other victim of Peirez’s rant. On a flight from JFK Airport to Hancock Airport, the former program director for the former NY State Council on the Arts began to complain loudly about Rundell’s crying son. “She came to the back and slammed her bags down. She said ‘this is f—– ridiculous. It’s bulls— having to sit in the back of the plane,'” Rundell told the Daily Mail. The young mom asked that Peirez not continue to cuss around her son and was allegedly met with the response, “shut the f— up and shove it.” Rundell then proceeded to film the encounter on her phone.

When a flight attendant, self- identified as Tabitha, tried to get involved, the government worker redirected her anger towards her. “You may not have a job tomorrow,” Peirez snapped at the flight attendant in the footage. Additional staff was then called to escort her off the plane.

After the footage went viral, with close to 2 million views on Facebook, Peirez was put on work leave with an official statement released by the Director of Public Information Ronni Reich, “State employees are and must be held to the highest standard both professionally and personally. We were notified of this situation and have commenced an investigation. This employee has been removed from the office and placed on leave until further notice and until the inquiry is resolved.”

As for Rundell, she told CBS News she doesn’t regret her decision to share the video, but that she does regret that it has affected Peirez’s job.

Scroll down below to see the entire exchange and share your thoughts with us in the comments!

Marissa Rundell was flying with her 8-month-old when she was yelled at by a woman seated next to her

Image credits: Marissa Rundell

“She came to the back and slammed her bags down. She said ‘this is f—– ridiculous. It’s bulls— having to sit in the back of the plane,'”

The woman demanded being seated elsewhere, while shouting at Rundell and her son because the baby wouldn’t stop crying

And then another woman filmed the whole thing

The video later went viral, with more than 2 million people sharing it on Facebook

The woman which was escorted off the plane for her behavior was later identified as government worker  Susan Peirez

She has since been put on work leave

Image credits: everipedia.org

People in the comments had mixed responses but agreed her behavior was inexcusable

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Adam Vollans
Community Member
3 years ago

Babies are extremely annoying on flights, I know because I have one, she's almost 3 now and still a challenge to fly with although mostly well behaved. It can't be helped though. I do sometimes find myself apologizing to the people around me in advance, just in case of any noise or unruly behavior. Most are understanding, some are dicks about it. One thing that is worse, parents with older children, the age of my daughter and upwards, who allow kids to kick the seat in front and generally cause nuisance.

Lizard Queen
Community Member
3 years ago

You do this because you're a decent person, and a good parent. I've been on flights where the parents ignored their crying baby, once so much the stewardesses became involved. The woman in the article should have booked business class, where there are no babies.

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stellermatt
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3 years ago

it seems like she made more noise than the baby.

Doodlebug
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3 years ago

I don't actually hear any noise from the baby in the video.

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Daria B
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3 years ago

You want a baby stop crying? Shouting won't work.

Garrett Morris
Community Member
3 years ago

No, but pinching off its windpipe will!

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Adam Vollans
Community Member
3 years ago

Babies are extremely annoying on flights, I know because I have one, she's almost 3 now and still a challenge to fly with although mostly well behaved. It can't be helped though. I do sometimes find myself apologizing to the people around me in advance, just in case of any noise or unruly behavior. Most are understanding, some are dicks about it. One thing that is worse, parents with older children, the age of my daughter and upwards, who allow kids to kick the seat in front and generally cause nuisance.

Lizard Queen
Community Member
3 years ago

You do this because you're a decent person, and a good parent. I've been on flights where the parents ignored their crying baby, once so much the stewardesses became involved. The woman in the article should have booked business class, where there are no babies.

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stellermatt
Community Member
3 years ago

it seems like she made more noise than the baby.

Doodlebug
Community Member
3 years ago

I don't actually hear any noise from the baby in the video.

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Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

You want a baby stop crying? Shouting won't work.

Garrett Morris
Community Member
3 years ago

No, but pinching off its windpipe will!

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