Monday, 8 December 2008

Monday Morning Inspiration # 53

Diversity is an essential part of life, something which we should all value and respect. This is an example of where the positive nature of man kind can always come out and shine.

On a flight from Johannesburg, a middle aged well off white south African Lady found herself sitting next to a black man. She called the cabin attendant over to complain about her seating.

"What is the problem madam?" asked the attendant.

"Can't you see?" she said. "You've sat me next to a kaffir. I can't possibly sit next to this disgusting human. Find me another seat!"

"Please calm down Madam,"the stewardess replied. "The flight is full today, but I'll tell you what I 'll do. I'll go and check to see if we have any seats available in club or first class."

The woman gave a snooty look at the outraged black man beside her(not to mention many of the surrounding passengers).A few minutes later the stewardess returned with a good news, which she delivered to the lady, who cannot help but look at the people around her with a smug and a self-satisfied grin.

"Madam, unfortunately as i suspected the economy is full. I've spoken to the director and club is also full. However, we do have one seat in the first class."

Before the lady has a chance to answer, the stewardess continued..

"It is most extraordinary to make this kind of upgrade, however and i had to get special permission from the captain. But, given the circumstances the captain felt that it was outrageous that someone be forced to sit next to such an obnoxious person."

With that she turned to the black man sitting next to the woman and said:"So if you'd like to get your things sir, I have your seat ready for you..."

At that point apparently the surrounding passengers stood and gave a standing ovation, while the black man walked up to the front of the plane.

...people will forget what you said...
...people will forget what you did...
But, people will never forget how you made them feel...

- courtesy Frozen Thoughts
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10 comments:

Arv said...

Absolutely True... I had read it before and its so true mate... i love it... cheers...

sriny.96 said...

Another one with a twist..For all of the racist bigots...Two thumbs up..

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Arv

Glad to know you liked it :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@sriny

Thank you so much! :)

Vasanthan said...

the black dude should have said " in your face!" to that lady and walk to his first class seat.

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Vasanthan

lol, yea :)

Raghavan alias Saravanan M said...

beautiful as ever!

//people will forget what you said...
...people will forget what you did...
But, people will never forget how you made them feel.//

well said. Its not that what we think will always be right and true. Of course at the cost what we do also matters.

Often people do forget the *real essence* of life and just walk away with their own ego and arrogance!

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Raghavan

Absolutely, well said :)

ShantanuDas said...

Dear Shalini, you really take a lot of trouble to collect these anecdotes for us! It shows that your heart beats!!! Keep it up!!!

Hope you did not get caught in Cyclone Nisha and the waterlogging in Chennai!! :-)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Shantanu Das

Well, its my pleasure. It is always readers like you who motivate me to do more :)

Thank you so much for your concern I'm doing absolutely fine :)