When we blogged about our faux PhiLOLZophy rider, it was actually really difficult to come up with things. We’re satisfied to sit on the floor wrapped in a down comforter and play with a deck of cards/sharpies and posterboard/trashy reality tv/cute animals. In my wildest dreams of coming into money the setting gets more aesthetically pleasing but the content remains about the same. It’s consistently difficult for me to understand how the super rich are able to spend so much money when the best things in life are like laying in a pile with your friends. Today the rider of Abercrombie’s CEO, Michael Jeffries, leaked and I’m even more convinced I can’t attribute my lack of understanding to an income gap as much as a morality gap.
For example, here are a few of the rules:
Male staffers are to be clean-shaven and wear a uniform of Abercrombie polo shirts, flip-flops and a “spritz” of the firm’s cologne — and boxer briefs. All staffers must wear sunglasses.
Stewards must wear black gloves to handle silverware — but white gloves to set the table.
When Jeffries, 68, or boyfriend Matthew Smith make a request, the reply must be, “No problem” — not, “Just a minute,” or “Sure.”
Imagine understanding yourself as so great that you would sit down and write a rule book about how people are allowed to interact with you. Can you think of something that sounds more narcissistic and awful? This is, at it’s core, dehumanizing. And really creepy.
The newest issues of 13 different specific magazines must be available on board with all their insert cards removed.
When the crew vacuums the plane, they need to go from the front of the plane to the back, pulling the vacuum toward them to make smooth, even lines.
When the plane reaches cruising altitude, the crew needs to check the restroom to make sure the bar of soap by the sink didn’t slide out of place during takeoff.
Does anyone else feel like barfing?
Any leftover food should be put in a Ziploc bag before getting thrown into the garbage.
Read more: http://daveryanshow.iheart.com/cc-common/mainheadlines3.html?feed=430254&article=10508333#ixzz29kw0bHsL
I reuse my Ziploc bags. I mean, presumably Michael Jeffries is an intelligent man if he is the CEO of such a large company… but does he know that the earth’s resources are like, finite? I just feel like… this is not okay. Yes, the media is pointing out how creepy he is (rightfully) but I don’t think we are going far enough to say that this is gross and Michael Jeffries is gross and people need to stop being like this. I feel like I need to go take a hot shower now.
PS nice face asshole