A good online friend sent me this message and at the bottom, it requested it be forwarded. The best way I know to reach as many people as possible is to copy-paste the whole message and publish it here as it can be considered "a fable with something to teach." But the message said it is a true story. Anyway, if anyone object to this post being published here, please contact me by clicking "click here to contact me" which at time of publishing is at the bottom of the left sidebar.
The following scene took place on a BA flight between Johannesburg and London . This is a true story.
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 agree to sit next to someone from such a repugnant group. Give me an alternative seat." "Be calm please, the Hostess replied. "Almost all the seats on this flight are taken. I will go to see if another seat is available." The Hostess went away and came back a few minutes later. "Madam, just as I thought, there are no other available seats in Economy class. I spoke to the Captain and he informed me that there are also no seats in the Business class. All the same, we still have one seat in First class." Before the woman could reply, the Hostess continued: "It is unusual for our company to permit someone from Economy class to sit in 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. If you are against Racism, please send this message to all your friends. Please do not delete it without sending it to at least one person. "When you're down to nothing, God is up to something.
That is a real good Captain, and I wish there are more like him, anti-racialism, quick thinking, smart.
BTW I too had the honor of being invited to a special seat, to me, even better than First Class or Premier Class if ever there is one, by the Captain of an airplane I happened to be flying in. Over the public address system came this message: "Captain ***** ***** ***** welcome you ....."
Hey, that is the name of my classmate!!!! I requested an air hostess to pass this message to the Captain: "Please tell Captain **** **** **** that Mr. **** **** **** is on board. The air hostess came with a message from the Captain: "The Captain invites you to join him in the cockpit." And guess what? I got to sit in the jump seat (a folding seat between the Captain or pilot and his co-pilot). That is a real special seat for me which no money can buy. Plus there is free flow of drinks. What a flight!!!!!