It's no joke when fear replaces the laughter
MICHAEL O'Leary once wrote a letter to the Irish Independent in which he jokingly promised to stop being a "boorish capitalist" -- a label given to him after yet another of his ridiculous press conferences.
During these events, he loves to throw around insults and blame unions, ministers, officials and other assorted idiots for various airline and aviation-related woes.
It struck me then, and stays with me now, that O'Leary, despite his bombast and startling outbursts, is actually quite thin-skinned. He typed the letter himself and dispatched it by fax, sticking to his do-it-yourself motto.