Traveling can be a stressful affair. Stressing at security, frantically rushing to your gate, or taking things out of your luggage because you went over the allowance is not fun - but what happens when a flight attendant makes you so uncomfortable that you have no choice but to complain over Twitter to the airline?
Read on to find out what happened after a woman was addressed using the term "Miss" instead of "Doctor"...
We all love the feeling of going on vacation.There's no better feeling than packing your suitcase knowing you'll soon be jetting off for a well-deserved break.
It's something we all look forward to.Let's be honest, we're all guilty of downloading those countdown apps so we can check how long we have left to wait.
Most of us travel via airplane.
via: GettyWhether it's a domestic flight or long-haul, the majority have opted for air travel at some point.
But traveling this way can be a stressful experience.Rushing to the airport, meticulously weighing your suitcase to ensure that it’s under the limit, and standing in line after line to then be crammed into your seat doesn’t always make for the most desirable of experiences.
But what happens when a flight attendant becomes the problem?Well, one woman was left seething after a flight attendant looked at her ticket and referred to her by a different title that was written on it.
And of course, she complained to the airline company afterwards...The story sparked some pretty intense responses from social media users after it went viral on Twitter.
It all started when Dr. Siobhan O'Dwyer got onto her flight in the United Kingdom.The Australian native was waiting for her ticket to be checked but when the flight attendant eventually got to her, all hell broke loose.
She said that the person looked at her ticket, looked back at her, and then addressed her as "Miss O'Dwyer..."When on the ticket, her name was written as "Dr. O'Dwyer."
In an angry tweet, she addressed the British airline...
Hey @Qantas, my name is Dr O’Dwyer. My ticket says Dr O’Dwyer. Do not look at my ticket, look at me, look back at m… https://t.co/0aDzBlrxnB— Dr Siobhan O'Dwyer (@Dr Siobhan O'Dwyer)1535715058.0
After receiving a mixed response from her tweet, she clarified herself to those people that branded her as "arrogant."
Copping so much flack for this tweet. This was not about my ego. It was about highlighting one of a thousand instan… https://t.co/ks86MUQ5VI— Dr Siobhan O'Dwyer (@Dr Siobhan O'Dwyer)1535920231.0
Dr. O'Dwyer believed that the flight attendant had purposefully done this because she's a woman.Some people rallied around her and claimed that it could have been a "microaggression" which means that even though it could be a simple "mistake" on the surface, it actually comes from a place of ignorance and stereotypes surrounding her title "Doctor."
One person even wrote this:
via: Getty"I grew up with addressing someone by their title (Dr, Prof, Lt, Gen, etc.) as a sign of respect towards the other person. Tbf, if you call me Miss outside of work, I won’t mind - but if it’s written on a document (eg. this case), it’d still be fair to be acknowledged, that’s all."