Ah, the spirit of the season: The producer of ABC's Bachelor and Bachelorette apparently engaged in a bitter note-passing war with a woman who complained about their flight being delayed, Business Insider reports via BuzzFeed. "Today is Thanksgiving!" she cried, according to producer Elan Gale's Twitter feed. "I'm supposed to be with my family. NOT with you people I barely know!" Miffed, Gale sent her a glass of wine (and later two vodkas) with a note saying, "Hopefully if you drink it, you won't be able to use your mouth to talk! Love, Elan." Well, the notes got worse from there. A few excerpts, courtesy of photos on Gale's feed:
- Diane to Elan: "The wine wasn't funny. The vodka wasn't funny; you're an awful person with no compassion. I'm sorry for your family that they should have to deal with you."
- Elan to Diane: "Thank you for your lovely note. The person who lacks compassion is you. ... Next time you're in a bad mood, stay home." (This note suggests that she eat something we'd rather not mention.)
- Diane to Elan: "This is inappropriate beyond belief. I will be speaking to the authorities when we land."
Gale claims that after they landed he tried to give her yet another note, and she slapped his face. Gale declined to have her arrested but later said he was "overjoyed" to hear she'd missed her connecting flight, the Daily News
reports. Gale later posted a blog
admitting that he can seem abrasive or harsh, "but what I've never done is be unkind to a person in a service position. My first job was in a video store."