Learnings in Life
Rich woman requests to change seat
Contributed by Ashok G. Vasandani
Here’s a story I read in Demic’s page on Facebook that I’d like to share, something that we can all learn from.
A RICH young woman sat beside a poor elderly man on a plane. She alerted the flight attendant upon taking her seat. The flight attendant answered warmly, when the woman abruptly said, “Please find me another seat immediately.” The flight attendant responded, “I am sorry Ma’am, but the economy cabin is fully booked.” The rich woman replied, “but I am not going to travel beside a worthless bum. Do something!” While the elderly man stared in disbelief, the flight attendant responded, “I will talk to the captain about this.”
Then the flight attendant went to the captain and asked, “Captain, a woman feels uncomfortable to sit beside a poor elder man. What should we do?” Surprisingly, the captain’s face changed. He looked amused and said, “This woman is interesting. I have never encountered an issue like this before I have a plan, listen…” And the captain relayed to the flight attendant what he wants to do. The flight attendant was stunned at his plan. In fact, she was amazed.
A few minutes later, the flight attendant returned. “The Captain said you could use an open seat in first class. He also wants to apologize for having to travel with such a terrible person.” As the woman rose out of her seat, the flight attendant reached out her arm towards the poor elder man, “Sir, will you please follow me?”
To which the people in the plane applauded.
Never look down on other people. We all are equal in God’s sight. Regardless of what you have achieved in life, stay humble. Keep your feet on the ground. The bad news is time flies. The good news is you are the pilot.
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