From Denny: Thanks to Niles Calder on Google+ for posting this good one. Be sure to visit his page and include him in your circle!
OK, so the journalist in me just had to edit the misspellings and grammatical errors... :) That's what you get when you are related to a beloved aunt who taught English literature and insisted upon all in its proper place.
Why stop there? Since there are differences between American and British English that confuse Americans I corrected the word choices and language flow. So, if you are British, Australian or Indian be sure to read the original on Calder's page - just so you don't end up confused.
Apparently, this joke goes back as far as 1998 and the days of the email sharing of favorite urban legends - according to Snopes.
And yet this garbage attitude continues to persist. Just check out my post over at The Social Poets: Prayer Curse: Republicans Call For Obama Death for a recent example. Until people grow up will things change for the better.
Do what you can to make the world a better place. When you protect the civil rights of others, you also protect your own. Helping others helps you too. Can Life get any better than that? It's that simple.
* * * * *
An incident on TAM Airlines (Brazil):
A 50-something aged white woman arrived at her seat on the airplane. She took notice that the passenger seated next to her was a black man.
Visibly furious, she called for the attendant.
"What's the problem?" the attendant inquired.
The angry woman replied, "Can't you see the obvious? I was seated next to a black man. I can't sit here. You must change my seat to a better one away from him."
Trying to calm the woman, the attendant replied, "Please, calm yourself. It appears all the seats are occupied. I will check again to see if any were recently released and might have just now become available."
The attendant left the woman and reappeared a few minutes later.
"Unfortunately, ma'am, as I told you, there aren't any empty seats in this economy class. But I did speak to the Captain about your situation. He also confirmed there are no other economy seats available at this time. We do have available seats in the more expensive first class."
The angry older woman was about to reply but the attendant continued, "Just so you know, it is not the policy of our airline to allow an economy class passenger to upgrade to first class without paying the difference just because of a seating preference. However, given the circumstances, the Captain thinks it would be a scandal to force a passenger to travel seated next to such an unpleasant person."
Turning to address the black man, the attendant said, "Sir, if you would be so kind as to gather your belongings. The airline has reserved a seat for you in first class - with no extra charge to you."
All the passengers nearby had witnessed and heard the long exchange. They were shocked at the audacity of the woman passenger. When the airline upgraded the black man to first class, the surrounding passengers started applauding, many rising to their feet in enthusiastic approval."
* * * * * Please share this post if you are against racism * * * * *
Subscribe in a reader to Dennys Funny Quotes
* Check out Dennys News Politics Comedy Science Arts & Food - a place where all my other 20 blogs link so you can choose from among the latest posts all in one place. A free to read online newspaper from independent journalist blogger Denny Lyon. *
*** THANKS for visiting, feel welcome to drop a comment or opinion, enjoy bookmarking this post on your favorite social site, a big shout out to awesome current subscribers – and if you are new to this blog, please subscribe in a reader or by email updates!