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Do not love thyself Crespo style!

I don't know if you've ever heard of the merengue singer Crespo. Regardless, he was a headline last night on MiamiHerald.com. Apparently Crespo was caught giving himself a hand shake while on a flight from Houston to Miami.

A female passenger said Crespo was attending to himself under an airline blanket, when the blanket slipped and the contents of his, um, shifted into view.

The female passenger told a flight attendant, who told the pilots, who called ahead to Miami so that a hazmat team could be standing by when the flight arrived.

I'm kidding about the hazmat team, but note to self: Never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever again ask a flight attendant for a blanket...or a pillow for that matter. If the AC is too high on the plane, shake off the cold, and grin and bear it.

What got me most about this was Crespo's reply to police in Miami, when they asked whether he had indeed been juggling his goodie bag on the plane: "I don't recall doing that."

"I don't recall doing that."

Hmmmm. I was thinking he'd say "No!"

I suppose maybe Crespo answered that way 'cause he's morally opposed to lying. Then again, if there was a choice of what to be morally opposed to, I'd think touching and exposing one's self in plain view on an airplane would outrank lying.

Crespo, if you make it through this mess, fire your PR advisor and image consultants. I'm relatively cheap, and if we could rewind the clock I would have saved you some grief and advised you to go into the bathroom. Those airplane bathrooms are hardly good for what they're actually meant for. May as well get some use out of them.

And next time, just say no...before you get the urge in public.

BONUS MATERIAL: Crespo's biggest hit to date has been his song Suavemente (Softly). He he he he he he!

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Jeni Hill Ertmer

Oh, I know this episode is not funny but man, it is funny -especially the way you told the story. Reminds me of a time, many moons ago (notice how most all of my stories/memories took place "many moons ago". My best friend and I had been to a Sunday softball game involved the league -if you want to call it that -of which a group of guys from the local pub I frequented were members. After the games, everyone went to the bar of the losing team. Anyway, my friend and I -along with one of the Pub's regulars and member of the ballteam, were seated at a little four-top table, enjoying a brew, when my girlfriend and I happened to notice this guy seated at a table about two spots away from our table and yes, there he was, in a very public place, quite busy place at that time of day too -and with no blanket -no cover except the table top, being a very busy little beaver with his hand under the table! I suppose simply because of my nature I can't say I was terribly appalled by his actions but I was speechless for a bit, very dumbfounded, for sure. Just couldn't believe someone would do that in public, ya know. I put that story in my "live and learn" folder back then.

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James, you misspelled "creepo."

animal mind

Those bathrooms ARE really only good for one thing!

The CEO

Unless you're buing tickets to the Police Benevolent Society Ball, it's generally best not to talk to the police without your lawyer.

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