Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Kudos to BA

Scene took place on a BA flight between Johannesburg and London.
A white woman, about 50 years old, was seated next to a black man. Obviously disturbed by this, she called the air Hostess."Madam, what is the matter," the hostess asked ."You obviously do not see it then?" she responded. "You placed me next to a black man. I do not wish to sit next to someone from such a repugnant group. Give me an alternative seat."
"Be calm please," the hostess replied. "Almost all the places on this flight are taken. I will go to see if another place is available."
The Hostess went away and then came back a few minutes later. "Madam, just as I thought, there are no other available seats in the economy class. I spoke to the captain and he informed me that there is also no seat in the business class. All the same, we still have one place in the first class." Before the woman could say anything, the hostess continued. "It is not usual for our company to permit someone from the economy class to sit in the first class. However, given the circumstances, the captain feels that it would be scandalous to make someone sit next to someone so disgusting."
She turned to the black man, and said, "Therefore, Sir, if you would like to, please collect your hand luggage, a seat awaits you in first class."
At that moment, the other passengers who were shocked by what they had just witnessed,stood up and applauded.
This is a true story. If you are against racism, please send this message to all your friends.

#an email I received from my youngest daughter


Flex J! said...

Such a strong message for the racist!


thescrubsfamily said...

Great lesson for someone so ignorant.

Luchie said...

* true Flex J! and maybe this time that lady has changed her mindset because of that incident.

* Jo, I also believe racists people are ignorant ones..

Dr. Emer said...

What matters is not the race, but the true character of the person. Nice one, Luchie! :)

Dr. Emer said...

What matters isn't the race, religion, nor gender, but the true character of the person. Nice one, Luchie! :)

valerie said...

Hi Luchie,

Would you like to contribute an article on early childhood development for our preschool guide? Couldn't find an email of yours on your blog.



Luchie said...

*dr. emer, thank you. and you are really correct, what matters is the true character of the person. only, others see what is obvious.

*valerie, thank you for the visit though i have a feeling you are not a real blogger. why not let me visit your site too?