“A very large percentage of people on Facebook are very unintelligent, and to them, Facebooking is simply a very basic toy with which they can pass the uninspiring time that goes by so slowly in those of limited mind. [Dr. Tootsie Sherwood MD PhD, a Behavioral Psychiatrist who studies internet social behaviour at the St, Raymond Tote-Tundy Skylight Institute which has offices throughout Europe.]
Beneath this article is the actual “story” as it is being spread around Facebook. But before you read this complete HOAX, it is important to know the facts — mainly that the story is NOT true. Not a word of it is true — it’s a complete moronic fabrication created around a photo that has nothing to do with anything in the fake story. Here’s a brief statement from the man who took the photo.
“The real story behind this photo has nothing to do with anything that is being spread around on Facebook,” said Carmine Feedy, a Canadian photographer who works for a small wedding company in Barcelona, Spain.
“I was watching a guy get somewhat angry and frustrated with an Iberia Airlines ticket agent at the airport in Madrid. I thought his face looked menacing and I started to photograph the entire event in case the guy did something or if he was a terrorist or something. He spoke Spanish poorly with an Arabic accent, so I decided that maybe it was a good idea, both as a citizen and as a guy who is in business of earning money by taking newsworthy photographs, to capture the events if something important were to happen. But nothing did happen. He had an angry face and the entire thing looks worse because my camera caught his face at a moment when he look particularly nasty and even more so because the airport policeman happened to be standing there.
“Moments after this photo was taken, the guy said,’Okay okay, I am sorry.’ He apologised for his poor Spanish and that was the end of that. Somehow the photo got into the hands of a storyteller and in the past few years I have heard and seen at least fifty versions of this story. Nothing happened in any way like the story that is going along on Facebook and other social media. I am now in the legal process to collect royalties from various media outlets who used the photo without my permission. My job is to take photographs and somebody is making money off of this one. Even though the photo is simply a depiction of an angry passenger and not some great story, I would like to be compensated.”
Okay, so now we know that a Canadian photographer working in Spain took this photo and somehow it became a Facebook “SHARE” with a whole stupid story about United Airlines and a ticket agent who shouts over her microphone — ugh — and it’s all a big lie.
But why do these lies happen? Why do these invented stories end up on facebook?
TheDamienZone.com knows how to get the answers right from the very top of the heap, and again, like all the other fake facebook stories we have covered in the past, we got the opinion of an expert.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The photo is real but the story is FAKE. Don’t be a facebook moron and SHARE this stupid stuff before you read Dr. Sherwood’s comments. There is a name for people who share stuff like this, and if you don’t believe me, you can at least believe what Dr. Tootsie Sherwood MD PhD, had to say about these kinds of things.
FROM THE DESK OF DR. TOOTSIE SHERWOOD.
“A very large percentage of people on Facebook are very unintelligent, and to them, Facebook is simply a very basic toy with which they can pass the uninspiring time that goes by so slowly in those of limited mind.
I would compare these Facebook story-sharing people to toddlers who play with blocks or pots and pans. The difference — for the purposes of this analogy — is that the child’s mind is developing and growing, but these unintelligent people of Facebook are quite the opposite. They are sinking deeper into the mindless chambers of the limited brain that leads them to certain aspects of Facebook in the first place. It’s a form of basket weaving or needlepoint.
In psychology, there are three ranges of mental limitation which in the English language are now used as insults to describe someone who is deemed to be either unintelligent, or silly or mindless. These words are: IDIOT, IMBECILE and MORON.
Although these words are now thought of as funny or perhaps even politically incorrect, they are real scientific terms which were coined by French psychologist Alfred Binet in 1916, and they were once used to describe the mental limitations of some people. Today these ”labels” are looked upon as unkind, but don’t be fooled. The work done by Alfred Binet has never been discredited.
According to Binet, the IDIOT is the most damaged, and is bascially unable to think beyond the level of a baby. The IQ of a person who has the psycholgical designation of being an idiot –according to the Binet scale — is somewhere in 0-25 range.
The IMBECILE is somewhat less feeble of mind. The IQ of an imbecile is averaged to be 26-50.
The MORON, however, while certainly limited and extremely unntelligent, falls into an IQ area of about 51-70. Morons function well in society and they account for a lot of your basic laborers and housekeepers and housewives and gardeners.
The moron loves popular culture but he doesn’t truly understand it for what it is. He is simply entertained by shows like Modern Family and The View and the very simplistic world of their Facebook as they create its pages in their own image — their psychological images.
With Facebook, the functional moron can flex what little intellect he has, and in doing so, Facebook becomes a sort of child’s toy. Morons seem to enjoy inspirational topics; especially those where good triumphs over evil. In this case a strange story was invented aout an airline ticket agent, but the damage has been done because now millions have shared this on Facebook and the man in the photo is demonized with an untrue story wherein he uses profanity and the ticket agent responds with great sarcasm and wit. This is the kind of story upon which the Moron feeds in social media.
Morons love to find hope and enrichment in quotes and stories they find to be inspiring and profound even if the quotes or stories are fake or forged or invented. Naturally, the things morons like so much are seen as childish and simple to people of normal intelligence. To the moron, however, the world of Facebook elevates him to a social level where he can function like an intellectual simply because he eventually seeks out his own kind. With these new cyber friends he is the intellectual equal. He hs found a world where he belongs. It’s actually rather touching to watch, but be that as it may, the subject at hand is the Facebook sharing of the moron and how he is the deciding force that keeps Facebook churning and chugging along. They are the “Morons Who Share” and we have studied them extensively. People assume this is a joke because we use the word “moron” but Moron-ism is a very real, albeit old-fashioned, psychiatric diagnosis. ” [Tootsie Sherwood, MD. PhD]
Okay here is the fake story and the accompanying photo as you will see it soon on your Facebook newsfeed. Remember your first Facebook friend who was the first to share this with you, and think about that person for a moment. How much would you want to wager that it’s a person you already know to be rather simple or stupid? If that doesn’t strike you about the person, you might want to take a long look at your own intellectual capabilities.
It happened at a New York Airport. This is hilarious. I wish I had the guts of this girl. An award should go to the United Airlines gate agent in New York for being smart and funny, while making her point, when confronted with a passenger who probably deserved to fly as cargo. For all of you out there who have had to deal with an irate customer, this one is for you. A crowded United Airlines flight was canceled. A single agent was re-booking a long line of inconvenienced travelers. Suddenly, an angry passenger pushed his way to the desk. He slapped his ticket on the counter and said, “I HAVE to be on this flight and it has to be FIRST CLASS.” The agent replied, “I’m sorry, sir. I’ll be happy to try to help you, but I’ve got to help these folks first; and then I’m sure we’ll be able to work something out.” The passenger was unimpressed. He asked loudly, so that the passengers behind him could hear, “DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHO I AM?” Without hesitating, the agent smiled and grabbed her public address microphone. “May I have your attention, please?”, she began, her voice heard clearly throughout the terminal. “We have a passenger here at Gate 14 WHO DOES NOT KNOW WHO HE IS. If anyone can help him with his identity, please come to Gate 14”. With the folks behind him in line laughing hysterically, the man glared at the United Airlines agent, gritted his teeth, and said, “F*** You!” Without flinching, she smiled and said, “I’m sorry sir, you’ll have to get in line for that, too.” Life isn’t about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.
Damien LeGallienne REPORTING EXCLUSIVELY FOR TheDamienZone.com
19 thoughts on “Facebook Story About United Airlines Ticket Agent and Gate 14 and Angry Passenger FAKE HOAX!”
I don’t actually believe that a psychologist uses the word “unintelligent” I also don’t actually believe that a psychologist is so judgemental and self-righteous in her evaluation of this internet phenomena. The power of myth in culture is deep and lasting, from Aesop’s fables to New Testament parables, stories of good triumphing over evil, or heroic stories have been passed down for centuries. To now claim these types of stories only exist on Facebook or social media denies a huge part of human history. In other words, this seems to be a made up story designed to debunk (poorly) made up stories.
No — not a made up story, and you would be surprised at the things that experts confide in me which is why I disguise their names. Also, if you’re going to be smug about it, don’t fucking read the story, you nitpicking bitch! Also you might want to take down your Myspace pics of you in your bra looking all fat and trashy.
Whether the story circulating Facebook and other media sites is true or not, it all depends how you view the situation. Regardless of the picture involved (and who took it), the “hoax” story is an inspiring one.
In my opinion, whoever took the photo in question and whoever wrote this ridiculous and offensive article, is making the same identical thing as those on Facebook do, setting their personal agenda and justifying their own view.
Frankly, I’d stick to the “Facebook-airport story” which I believe is inspiring and throws a lot of light into today’s world, than to stick to this story which only offends people by calling them imbeciles, idiots and so forth.
It might be a good idea to see both stories from a non-biased point of view and see how each makes you feel.
If you want to spread hatred and insulting people, go ahead, but don’t try to insult and demean people you don’t know!
It is pretty funny; I came across “Knowledge of Today” – a page FILLED with stories, all being over the top – “TOUCHING” and “Inspirational” – claims of events. It only took one read about a mother and daughter departing in an airport for me to call “bullshit” on the entire story. Amongst more reading on that page, I found this airport story. Once again, I knew it was fake (if not fabricated, at the LEAST) so once coming here.. I see even MORE bullshit. This whole analysis by one with a PHD, is fake. Intelligent people can see right through things, much like the Facebook page AND articles like this. No. Sorry, poster, but you didn’t succeed in making your analysis sound anything like a REAL expert of any kind. Hence your disdain for judgment towards your post. You failed at sounding legitimate and smart (OH! I bet your butt hurts) More embarrassing on your part? The obvious defer you attempted to use that just outed your lack of confidence in your fake, conjured up, quotes from your own moronic self; “People assume this is a joke because we use the word “moron” but Moron-ism is a very real, albeit old-fashioned, psychiatric diagnosis.” NOW, first off – You thought this would change an idiot’s mind questioning this “Dr”… since you know the whole post you made is your own thoughts and even you knew, deep down, you did not sound intelligent enough to pass as a “Dr-Anyone-with-a-PHD. Secondly, who are “people” ? You have (now, due to myself) a 3rd comment on this entire article. Haha. So an actual intelligent (or two, see 1st comment) come across and judge your own stupidity and lame article – ironically a moron trying to judge morons!
The real smart people in this world have thoughts of their own and asses their own fables from fact. Yet we also can laugh at the apparent “Dr. Tootsie Sherwood MD, PHD” (AKA Damien) in the cyber world. Who are simply… pathetic and the biggest morons of all.
Oh dear — if only you knew and understood the travails of Tootise Sherwood.
BUT IT’S A FAKE STORY THAT USES PHOTOS OF REAL PEOPLE, you numbskull! Let’s pretend that I am walking around a public place — an airport or shopping mall, and I take a photo of you bending down to pick up something you dropped. Let’s say I take said photo and tell a story about how you bent over and vomited and the whole area had to be evacuated. Let’s then take it a step farther and plaster that photo and that story all over the internet. How do you feel now? IDIOT!
I completely agree with drj, leblue, and SuchMorans! Obviously all of the people named & quoted are fictional not “disguised” as claimed, most likely in hopes to get people to spend their time conversing with DDM who has so “articulately” conveyed his or her intelligence in their above comments. He and Dr. Sherwood should co-author a book to EDUCATE all of the SMUG, FAT, TRASHY, NITPICKING BITCHES… ALONG WITH THE IDIOTS, MORONS and IMBECILES of the world. Small piece of advice should you choose to go ahead and write such a blasphemous book, GO BACK TO SCHOOL TO GET YOUR EDUCATIONS AND MAKE SURE TO USE SPELL CHECK ALONG WITH A THESAURUS AND HIRE AN ACTUAL EDITOR! Regardless of the actual events and/or conversations that transpired around this picture, the photographer whom took said picture is to blame for it’s misuse and/or misinterpretation. Also in regards to said photographer, how narcissistic of him to claim to feel sorry for the gentleman in the picture in one sentence and then in the next, think he deserves compensation for the unauthorized use of his work! Thus, making not only your story, but Dr. Sherwood’s and the MORON (that’d be you DDM) who posted the picture to begin with. seem as fake as the one circulating the web. Finally, DID WE ALL PASS YOUR MORON TEST? Probably not considering we took the time to read and respond to this nonsense.
In the event there’s a remake of the movie Sybil, you and Dr. Sherwood of course, should audition for the role of Sybil! You are so obviously suited for it that it would be “moronic” not to cast you!
“The photographer “WHOM” took the picture — LOL. I think Dr. Sherwood was very articulate. In fact, I think his opinions were very well-written. Your comments, however, are run-on and demented. Do not ever set out to mock me or to question my skill with words. I am brilliant.
The photo was taken by the Argentinian Reuters news photographer
Carmine Feedy who also happens to be a cousin to another Carmine Feedy the pianist: http://thedamienzone.com/2013/04/09/piano-player-in-washington-square-park-brings-springtime-to-new-york/ — You should have credited both Feedy’s for giving you these stories as they are both gifted in their fields.
Yes — Carmine Feedy is one and the same.
um….. half of the mainstream news is fake so the difference is…
just because people are entertained and would like something to be true, doesn’t mean they don’t have an idea that something is faked.
i loved spider-dog, but i have a strong suspicion the video was made with actors, not a spur of the moment trick as suggested.
WRONG! MICHELLE! All you have to do is read the thousands and thousands of comments from irate readers who found JUSTICE in this fake story. Of course, you do not have time to read thousands and thousands of comments because it sounds like you didn’t even have the reading comprehension skills to read this one article as it was put before you by TheDamienZone.com. Also, the….”um”….thing is played out and trite — makes you sound like a dumb teenager — which, in the end, is about as far as you went or will ever go chronologically.
Unlike drj I believe that a psychologist would be arrogant enough to post the above diatribe, but the rest of her post is pretty much spot on, what goes on on Facebook is simply what has always gone on in human societies, and, as such, has communicated societal morals/values/… .
A photo, an overheard snatch of conversation, a geological formation, the inspirations of the myth are irrelevant, nor are the true origins of the inspiration.
Will the proto-myth last? Will people critique it? modify it, take something from it that changes/reinforces their behaviour… those are questions that will determine whether it is a flash in the pan or of value.
Thanks for sharing the origins of the photo, interesting.
I don’t understand the smug outrage or any of the other stupid remarks concerning this article. No one reading this has been damaged in any way, and it is not a matter of intelligence or the lack thereof. It is a bit of gossip and like all of the other gossipy things we hear every day it will pass into one ear and out the other. Lying is an acquired talent. People who spend their life trying to spread lies can learn not to do so. I make a note of people who publish rot and I only read what they have written once. Who wants to be a part of such stupidly?
Outrage over which story — the article published on TheDamienZone or the article about which TheDamienZone is commenting? I am not clear on that?
While I doubt airline employees would actually do that I think that some people deserve it. Fake or real, it’s funny.
you are all morons it was funny where is the harm everyone got a good laugh …. if you believe everything you read then you ARE a moron and need to grow the hell up geesh …….. it was just something to laugh at and actually something a NEW YORKER would say and do at a airport …. so if we are to believe everything we read and see on a computer then kermit the frog drinking tea is to be believed ….. like i said grow up ! and get over it!
I think the good doc got LOT of mileage out of this idiotic explication. Most of us are aware that these tales are cooked-up– but they’re funny, and if they’re not true, they ought to be!