Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Small Steps Achieve Freedom for us All

This was sent to me by a friend. Its a very good parable!

This scene took place on a British Airways flight betweenJohannesburg, 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. "Youobviously do not see it then?" she asked. "You placed menext 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 EconomyClass 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, & 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 bywhat they had just witnessed, stood up & applauded.
WELL DONE, British Airways


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