Steven Slater: From JetBlue Quitter to Latest American Folk Hero?

"I did not feel in any way threatened by Steven Slater's rant, and I didn't take it personally," passenger Heather Robinson wrote in a Huffington Post blog. "I was not insulted by it, but amused. I'd rather hear a flight attendant relate to me as a human being ... than be on the receiving end of phony, passive-aggressive politeness."

Indeed, the most dramatic real-life job exit in recent memory is the stuff memoirs and movies are made of. Steven Slater's story doesn't even need embelishing to join the "I quit" hall of fame, alongside Andy Sachs, who threw her Miranda Priestly-mandated cell phone in a Parisian fountain in "The Devil Wears Prada."

What he does need is a new gig, all the more reason for his fans in Hollywood and other high places to come calling.

"I hope you can find solitude in your new career," Laurie wrote on Up Up and a Gay, "whatever that may be because it's evident you won't be working for an airline again."

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