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Airline Drama: Stop Racism (FICTION)

Posted by Administrator on January 30, 2012

This  actually never happened but the story goes….

A 50-something year old white woman arrived at her seat and saw that the passenger next to her was a black man. Visibly furious, she called the air hostess.

“What’s the problem, ma?” the hostess asked her
“Can’t you see?” the lady said – “I was given a seat next to a black man. I can’t seat here next to him. You have to change my seat”

– “Please, calm down, ma” – said the hostess
“Unfortunately, all the seats are occupied, but I’m still going to check if we have any.”

The hostess left and returned some minutes later.

“Madam, as I told you, there isn’t any empty seat in this class- economy class.
But I spoke to the captain and he confirmed that there isn’t any empty seats in the economy class. We only have seats in the first class.”

And before the woman said anything, the hostess continued

“Look, it is unusual for our company to allow a passenger from the economy class change to the first class.
However, given the circumstances, the commandant thinks that it would be a scandal to make a passenger travel sat next to an unpleasant person.”

And turning to the black man, the hostess said:

“Which means, Sir, if you would be so nice to pack your handbag, we have reserved you a seat in the first class…”

And all the passengers nearby, who were shocked to see the scene started applauding, some standing on their feet.”



13 Responses to “Airline Drama: Stop Racism (FICTION)”

  1. Jacky O said

    Very gracious and thoughtful of the airline. Some people are jerks!

  2. Becky said

    Kudos to the airline. The woman should have been sued or kicked out of the plane!

  3. I have heard different version of this story. I don’t know if the even ever happened. However, bottom line, I really like the end of the story. I wish the world would response like this to such issues.

  4. Johana Wanjikru Thuku said

    I hope that’s what happened for I’m already applauding too. It’s absud to even think that in this modern day and age some have not realised the gap that seperated humans by colour has been bridged and non has power over the other and after all the common denomenator is the flow of blood which is red in all and oxygen that cannot be racially devided.

  5. Herb said

    The world around her has definately changed but she remains stuck in her yester years,ataamuka tu!!!!.

  6. ITHAVETHI said

    Moi used to say, ” Eti watu wengine wanatembea na kurandaranda hugu na hugo, wakisema ooooh …utafikiria msungu anapenda mtu mweusi?” And people used to laugh….laugh ….laugh. And leaders like kamotho, Nassir, Chotara, Wanjiru Steele, Bargetuny, Biwott, Lotondo, would laugh sacarstically. This was all in reference to Hon Matiba and Rubia, Raila, Wamwere, Kinyatti, and others who were sacrificing themselves to champion our course in the 70s, 80s and 90s. Wanaagua vicheko. Well, the old man was right although he was never a victim of racialism. It was his way of depicting foreigners as bad people in an effort to silence those who were fighting for what we are all enjoying today: multi-party politics, “democracy”, “equal rights” and other social maladies we had got used to.

    Ubaguzi wa rangi hapa Marekani wanukia kokote niendapo. Utauona uking’aa mle kazini, katika nyumba za kupanga, pale uendapo katika maduka yalio katika sehemu waishio wazungu, uonekapo katika mahoteli makubwa uendapo likizoni, usomapo katika mashule na vyuo vilvyokusudiwa na kujengewa wazungu, uingiapo katika mbuga za mapunziko za majimbo fulani, na hata pia uendapo kutafuta matibabu kutoka ofisi za madaktari wa kijamii.

    Hadithi inakuwa vile vile kwingineko. Tendo la wafanyakazi wa ndege ya TAM lilinipendeza kweli. Tendo hilo lilikusudiwa kumuonyesha yule mshenzi bwanyenye mwanamke kuwa mtu mweusi ana hadhi kumliko yeye; kuwa abiria, awe mweupe ua mweusi, katika machowe, wote ni kitu kimoja.

    • ithavethi-sucks said

      i’m a chinese kenyan american by way of italy and never seem to understand what the hell this so called ITHAVETHI keeps writing..damn we all speak Mandrin, Hindi, and English in respectively in order of most spoken in the world… you dont see me posting anything in Chinese or Hindu do you?
      Wewe ni kumbafu sana… bure kabisa….writing in English..ng’ombe sana….

      • Fuko said

        One of the reason I visit this site is to read the well-written, well-analyzed, well-though comments of this mysterious ITHAVETHI. His well-flowing Swahili commentaries leaves me sitting on the edge of my seat, enjoying one language I was good at during my hey days. Looks like you were born in Murang’a, nyeri, Kodele, Pokot, or Turkana where Swahili in schools was NOT mandatory. You talk like your IQ is below normal. Where in China, America or Italy will they marry a mtu mweusi like you who still write in Swahili? Grow up, man.

  7. waruguru said

    That’s an ignorant woman who has been passed by time. She should have been kicked out of the airline!!

  8. bsimser said

    Didn’t happen. Collected from e-mail circa 1998 http://www.snopes.com/travel/airline/obnoxious.asp

    • leo said

      Thankyou Bsimser for cralifying this TAM- tam thing. It actually sounded too sweet to be true. It would be nice for this to happen though. Wouldn’t it?

  9. B Murphy said

    Apparently lemmings are easily persuaded in the fictional world, read the comment and then read the disclaimer at the end of the story lol..

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