Korea Air Lines' infamous "nut rage" executive was sentenced to one year in prison on Thursday after being found guilty of obstructing aviation safety. In December, Heather Cho—the company's former vice president in charge of in-flight service—ordered a crew chief off a Seoul-bound flight because she and others in the first class cabin had been served macadamia nuts in a bag, not a dish.
A Korean Air Lines executive resigned this week and issued a public apology for a completely bonkers incident where she kicked a crew chief off a flight at JFK because she was served macadamia nuts in a bag, not a dish. The flight was delayed 20 minutes while officials decided whether to proceed without the ousted employee.
Let us stipulate, as gentlemen and gentlewomen, that food can generally be divided into two separate and distinct categories: Sweet foods, and Salty (or Savory) foods. Accepting momentarily this fundamental bifurcation, we turn our attention, as we do so often, to nuts. Nuts. Are they a salty food, or a sweet food? The answer is not so simple.