Due to severe weather conditions some of the scheduled
flights had to be cancelled and the passengers found seats
on other services. One particular flight to Los Angeles was
postponed indefinitely and the ground staff were frantically
trying to get the passengers re-booked. As the passengers
waited in line, one arrogant man strode to the front of the
queue and demanded immediate attention.
“I must have a first-class seat on the next flight,” he
demanded, “I can’t wait here all day.”
“Excuse me, Sir, we’re going as quickly as we can. If you’d
like to get back into the queue we’ll see to you as soon as
possible,” said the airline attendant.
“How dare you dismiss me, young lady!” he spluttered, “Do
you know who I am?”
“No, I don’t,” she said, “but there’s no need to panic,” and
with that, she picked up the microphone and sent out a
message over the public address system.
“May I have your attention please. I have a passenger at Gate
11 who does not know who he is. If anyone can help, please
come to the gate as soon as you can. Thank you.”