Fish is delicious, but you probably shouldn't eat it in an office... or any other enclosed space, like an airplane.
It'll stink up the place.
But you know what else stinks up the place?
Delaying an entire plane of people when you don't get your way.
But that's exactly what an unidentified man on an Air Canada flight did when he demanded to eat fish on an airline.. We know what you're thinking. Wait... how?
Get this, though: The unidentified man had taken his seat in business class for an Air Canada flight from Vancouver to Toronto when he became "disruptive," according to a CTV report.
Flight attendants were taking food orders from business class passengers when the man demanded a fish dinner and insisted he could not eat meat or gluten.
The man rebuffed flight attendants' attempts to offer him other options "very belligerent, very rude to the flight attendant," according to a passenger who spoke to reporters on condition of anonymity.
"He was very calm and was like, 'If I don't get fish, there will be a problem. One way or another, I will get my fish, either you serve it to me or I will serve it to myself.'"
The passenger added that the man did not appear to be drunk when the incident occurred. The man's outburst was so extreme that "the flight actually had to find a new crew because the original crew hit their daily limit of hours during the delay."
The witness told CTV:
"The pilot came on the radio and said, 'Due to this delay of having to come back to the gate, the co-pilot and I have tapped out on our hours and we need to get you new pilots to get you to Toronto'."
The flight was delayed for five hours. Passengers were unable to board the flight until 7:30 p.m.––more than five hours after their flight was originally scheduled to leave Vancouver.
The incident quickly became known as #Fishgate and it soon went viral.
There better not be no #FishGate on my flight lol 5hr delay because of 1 passenger? Yikes. https://t.co/eZOSEjTjJA— DartGuy (@DartGuy)1551740193.0
When eating fish becomes a first world problem. Shame on you passenger. Be more kind to those who are trying to h… https://t.co/nheWWlnVII— dee brown (@dee brown)1551658506.0
Okay, first... fish is the last thing you want to eat on a plane. Second, I understand (sort of) freaking out if yo… https://t.co/XKY8ZrwsNl— Marnie Grona (@Marnie Grona)1551798863.0
@CTVVancouver When this happens the passenger involved should be banned from flying AC for a period of time.— Susan Dobbie (@Susan Dobbie)1551655888.0
@CTVVancouver @ianabailey #hangry at a whole new level!— Town Hall Brands (@Town Hall Brands)1551655807.0
For real though:
@CTVVancouver That's what the eject button is for.— Molly Max (@Molly Max)1551656652.0
An excellent question:
@CTVVancouver Why are airlines serving fish on planes? The smell alone........— melanie (@melanie)1551662147.0
And an even better one:
@CTVVancouver Who flies for the food?— Lana Banana (@Lana Banana)1551655106.0
Air Canada did not respond to requests for comment. We suppose that the company, much like the passengers, would rather forget that the man––and his fish dinner––ever existed.