During taxi, the crew of a US Air departure flight to Ft. Lauderdale made a wrong turn and came nose to nose with a United Airlines B727. The irate ground controller (a female) lashed out at the US Air crew screaming "US Air 2771, where are you going? I told you to turn right on taxiway 'Charlie'; you turned right on 'Delta'. Stop right there. I know it's difficult to tell the difference between C's and D's but get it right".

Continuing her lashing of the embarrassed crew, she was now shouting hysterically, "God, you've screwed everything up; it'll take forever to sort this mess out. You stay right there and don't move until I tell you to. You can expect progressive taxi instructions in about a half hour and I want you to go exactly where I tell you, when I tell you, and how I tell you. You got that, US Air 2771?"

Naturally, the Ground Control frequency went totally quiet until an unknown male pilot broke the silence and asked, "Wasn't I married to you once?"