You know, sometimes it’s just best to keep your thoughts to yourself.

A passenger on a recent WestJet flight has made waves with a poorly-written chauvinistic letter to female pilot Carey Smith Steacy on a napkin, which she posted on Facebook. It quickly went viral:

To Capt./WestJet

The cockpit of airliner [sic] is no place for a woman. A woman being a mother is the most honor not as “captain” Proverbs 31 (Sorry not P.C.) P.S. I wish WestJet could tell me a fair lady is at the helm so I can book another flight! Were [sir] short mothers not pilots Westjet.”

It doesn’t appear as if the passenger, reportedly named Davis, had any issues during the flight (although the sentence structure doesn’t indicate one too many cocktails were consumed).

Steacy wasted no time in responding to the author in as classy a manner as possible:

To @David in 12E on my flight #463 from Calgary to Victoria today. It was my pleasure flying you safely to your destination. Thank you for the note you discreetly left me on your seat. You made sure to ask the flight attendants before we left if I had enough hours to be the Captain so safety is important to you, too. I have heard many comments from people throughout my 17 year career as a pilot. Most of them positive. Your note is, without a doubt, the funniest. It was a joke, right? RIGHT?? I thought, not. You were more than welcome to deplane when you heard I was a “fair lady.” You have that right. Funny, we all, us humans, have the same rights in this great free country of ours. Now, back to my most important role, being a mother."

Wow, with a  comeback like that, we hope everyone sits up and pays attention the next time she says, "This is your captain speaking."


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