Saw an interesting story today about a woman who carried on in hysterics at the airport after she missed her flight. Apparently, she got so hysterical to the point where she fell to the floor and started ranting/screaming. Well, it worked out to her benefit later as she and a companion were granted seats at a later flight at no extra cost.
Another example, the Christian Bale debacle. Though his incident was more of a temper tantrum, it's doubtful that he will lose movie roles because of it. In fact, he has two high profile projects in the works. According to some reports, the behavior he exhibited is not out of the ordinary in Hollywood.
I have a good friend who doesn't think twice to scream at cab drivers if she feels they are going the wrong way. End result? She gets to her destination faster and in one instance, even a free cab ride as the driver just wanted her out of his cab.
It's unnerving to think that ranting and raving indeed nets the desired results.