It's true, and it's also cray!!
Abercrombie & Fitch CEO, Michael Jeffries created a 47-page Aircraft Standards rulebook that his staff has to follow when working on his $50 million corporate jet.
Deets on the manuel surfaced when former pilot, Michael Stephen Bustin filed an age discrimination lawsuit in 2010, after he was replaced by a more youthful pilot.
Here are some of the rules:
Michael's lucky wallet must be brought to him when presented with the brand's confidential reports.
Toilet paper should be hidden and the "end square" is not to be folded.
Washcloths must be tri-folded.
The male crew must always wear A&F flip flops, cologne, polo shirts, boxer briefs and must be shaven.
Everyone is to wear sunglasses.
Stewards should wear white gloves to set tables and black gloves to handle silverware.
At anytime Jeffries' man, Matthew Smith, desires anything, he must be answered with "no problem" and not "sure" or "just a minute."
Checking for fingerprints on the jet is a must.
Salt and pepper must always be on the centers of the meal trays.
Fresh flowers should always be arranged.
Phil Collins' song, Take Me Home, should always be played when passengers board the jet.
Staffers may only have a meal if the flight is longer than two hours.
If passengers are served cold food, crew members may not eat hot food.
Seat belt buckles must be neatly folded.
Jeffries is to be brought tea in the morning and Darjeeling in the afternoon.
Jeffries also has specific instructions when traveling with his three dogs.
The manual states:
"When Ruby and Trouble travel, Ruby will sit opposite Michael in the cabin, in Sammy’s seat. When Sammy travels, Ruby will sit in Trouble’s seat."
Dayum, talk about having some STANDARDS and being extra high class!
Then again, this is the CEO of Abercrombie so we can't say we're that surprised.
[Image via Mark Lennihan/AP Images.]
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