Fortunately, we have a comment from Fay Wray:
I hate it when this happens.
Your closing argument is smokin’. . . and, suddenly, so are your pants.
Stephen Gutierrez, who was arguing that his client’s car spontaneously combusted and was not intentionally set on fire, had been fiddling in his pocket as he was about to address jurors when smoke began billowing out his right pocket, witnesses told the Miami Herald.
He rushed out of the Miami courtroom, leaving spectators stunned. After jurors were ushered out, Gutierrez returned unharmed, with a singed pocket, and insisted it wasn’t a staged defense demonstration gone wrong, observers said.
Instead, Gutierrez blamed a faulty battery in an e-cigarette, witnesses told the Miami Herald.
“It was surreal,” one observer told the Miami Herald.
He changed it because . . . his el cheapo airline demanded a hefty fee to correct the name on his ticket.
Rather than pay Ryan Air the extra charge, the British man joked that it would be easier and cheaper to change his name and his passport so they matched the ticket.
And that is exactly what he did.
Ryan Air has traveled around the globe and managed to find one person in an isolated Brazilian tribe who still believes the airline has good customer service.
♥ Thanks to Michael Lipson for this great story.