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Airplane Passenger's Threats over $12 Blanket Causes Havoc

Recently, a plane full of Hawaii-bound passengers suddenly found itself landing in Los Angeles after a passenger began to fight with an airline employee over something he found to be quite unjust: a $12 blanket.

According to CNN, "The 66-year-old man threatened the worker after he was charged $12 for a blanket." Due to the chilly on-board temperature, he "insisted he should not have to pay." Things got progressively worse: "During an in-flight call with an airline representative, the man said he 'would like to take someone behind the woodshed for this.'"

The captain rerouted the plane to Los Angeles, a choice that was defended by a Hawaiian Airlines spokeswoman: "Diverting a flight is clearly not our first choice, but our crew felt it was necessary in this case to divert to Los Angeles and deplane the passenger before beginning to fly over the Pacific Ocean."

While the man was not on the flight when it took off again a few hours later, he was able to get on another flight to Hawaii the next day.

Potential Preaching Angles: This story might seem a little extreme—but how often have we thrown tantrums when these "$12 blankets" suddenly appear in our own lives, and we question the wisdom and will of God?

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