In fairness we've all had meltdowns -- and the stress of travel makes emotions higher -- good thing she wasn't Polish and there were no Mounties around!
Helena Guergis, the minister of state for the status of women, apologized Thursday for lashing out at airport employees in P.E.I. last week.
The Ontario MP's boots set off the metal detector, so airport staff asked her to place them in a bin. She slammed them angrily into the provided bin and shouted, "Happy f--king birthday to me. I guess I'm stuck in this hellhole," the letter said.
Guergis turned 41 on Feb. 19.
"As the footwear cleared the X-ray conveyor [Guergis] then allegedly shouted at her aide to 'Get those for me. I'm not walking around here in sock feet," reads the letter.
When staff reminded Guergis that passengers are expected to show up two hours before departure, she allegedly replied, "I don't need to be lectured about flight time by you. I've been down here working my ass off for you people."