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Twitter Imagines New United Airlines Mottos after Scandal

If you read, watch, or listen to the news at all, you probably heard a story about a certain United Airlines flight from Chicago to Louisville (in April 2017). In a "disturbing scene captured on cellphone videos," a passenger was forcibly removed from an overbooked flight; he "screamed as a security officer wrestled him out of his seat and dragged him down the aisle by his arms. His glasses slid down his face, and his shirt rose above his midriff as uniformed officers followed."

Naturally, outrage ensued: The "videos spread rapidly online … as people criticized the airline's tactics. A security officer involved in the episode has been placed on leave … and the federal Transportation Department is investigating whether the airline complied with rules regarding overbooking."

With some potential PR overhauls in the works after the incident, the Twitterverse offered up a plethora of alternative mottos for United:

"Would you like a neck pillow? Or a neck brace?"
"We overbooked, but you pay the price."
"We have Red Eye and Black Eye flights available!"
"We put the hospital in hospitality."
"You can run, but you can't fly."

As the Huffington Post comments, however, "[I]t's unlikely United will take them up anytime soon."

Potential Preaching Angles: Sometimes the mistakes we make can feel like our own personal "PR nightmare" (especially if our secret sins became as public as United's fiasco). Thankfully, "[i]f we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness" (1 John 1:9).

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