Gunpowder Grotto

The thoughts and musings of a gunfighter wannabe.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Irony's a bitch, ain't it, you racist scum?

So I got up, and checked my e-mail, and saw that I'd gotten a letter from my dear friend, Catherine. Have a look:

This scene took place on a BA flight between Johannesburg, South Africa &
London. A white woman, about 50 years old, was seated next to a black man. Very
disturbed by this, she called the air hostess. "You obviously do not see it
then?" she asked. "You placed me next to a black man. I did 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
places on this flight are taken. I will go to see if another place is
available." The hostess went away & then 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 & he informed me that there is also no seat in Business
Class. All the same, we still have one place in First Class." Before
the woman could say anything, the hostess continued. "It is not usual 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 guy, & 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'd been shocked by what they had just
witnessed, stood up & applauded. This is a true story. If you are against
racism, please copy and paste this email and send to all your friends. WELL
DONE, British Airways!


*Waits for applause to die down*
Well, I don't know about you, but if this turns out to be as true as I pray it is, then I'm going to be using British Airways quite often. If I need a trip to Great Britain, that is...

4 Comments:

At 11:44 AM, Anonymous Harvey said...

Snopes says - probably not:

http://www.snopes.com/travel/airline/obnoxious.asp

 
At 4:29 PM, Blogger Cat said...

Of course you need a trip to England. If not, I will slaughter you. I mean it in the nicest way possible :)

 
At 4:25 AM, Blogger boinky said...

urban legend...might have been true twenty years ago, but not now.

 
At 6:45 PM, Blogger The Wandering Gunslinger said...

So what? It's still a good story.

 

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