Thursday, January 29, 2009
Flying the friendly Skies
For the inauguration last week, Wifey and I flew back to Maryland. We had to catch a flight into Philly and drive down because the prices into DC and BWI were crazy expensive. I have probably spent more time on a plane than the average brother seeing as how I have lived in Europe, and Wifey and I try to go on a little get away at least twice a year. I say all this to say that in all the flights I have taken, on all the different airlines I have given my money to, I have never had a knock-down gorgeous fine ass fine Flight Attendant. I always get the ones that are about to retire or the gay ass gay dude.
That's why this story caught my eye. Spirit airlines wants to use sexually suggestive ads to market it's cheap flights.
I understand that Sex sells. I also understand that most guys think about Sex more than women. There is nothing more beautiful on this earth than a woman.
But damn where is the line drawn?
If your business has to resort to having to place ads where your employees dress like Playboy Bunnies to make a sale, then you got problems.
Problems that a pair of Double D's,a micro mini skirt and red pumps ain't gonna fix.
My question is this...
Why would a company want to subject it's female employee's to all the lewd comments and illicit offers that is sure to come from doing something like this?
Why would you want to associate your company with something that would bring so much negative press?
Now from a mans point of view, I would love to get on a long flight from Dallas to my beloved PG County and have a nice view of a pair of nice tata's, a firm stomach, a well shaped badunka dunk, and nice firm thighs. I would prolly try to catch a flight from my house to my job everyday.
But if it were my company, would I sell my companies integrity for a few extra dollars?
I understand that shit ain't good in the business world right about now, but we have got to keep our morals and convictions.
Now in this story the Flight Attendants are trying to stop the adds. I don't blame them. Even though a part of me wants to tell the Flight Attendants to just shut-up and put on the cat suit, the part above my belt is saying this shit is so wrong on so many levels. It is wrong to degrade another human for your benefit.
It's just wrong ass wrong.
Once you sell your soul, you do not get back.
But just thinking about seeing a Flight Attendant dressed like the Playmate of the month....
Let me stop right here.