While the world argues whether JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater caused the fight that got him so pissed he took a ride on the yellow brick road off the plane, we’ve got some great news: Companies want to give him free swag!
We’re not talking Star Jones-level goodies, or even an Oscar gifting suite just yet. But to get things started Gold’s Gym is offering Slater a free one-year pass “to help alleviate the stress in his life through exercise, and encouraging Americans to turn to fitness to help relieve their pent-up frustrations.”
As with all offers of gratis goods and services, the companies handing them over hope the free publicity they generate will more than cover the actual cost of the freebie, which shouldn’t be hard.
Who will be next to make a public offer to Slater? Perhaps Corvette would like to donate a new getaway car. Brooks Brothers could offer him a new stylish uniform. And maybe even Virgin America wants to get in on this?