Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Witty Wednesday # 55

Having been in a long queue at Faro airport recently where everyone behaved impeccably, this joke from John has me smiling :)

For all Employees Who Work with Rude Customers

An award should go to the Westjet gate attendant in Kelowna some 12 months ago for being smart and funny, while making her point, when confronted with a passenger who probably deserved to fly as cargo.

A crowded flight was canceled after Westjet's 767s had been withdrawn from service. A single attendant was re-booking a long line of inconvenienced travelers.

Suddenly an angry passenger pushed his way to the desk. He slapped his ticket down on the counter and said, "I HAVE to be on this flight and it HAS to be FIRST CLASS."

The attendant replied, "I'm sorry, sir. I'll be happy to try to help you, but I've got to help these people first, and I'm sure we'll be able to work something out." The passenger was unimpressed. He asked loudly, so that the passengers behind him could hear, "DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHO I AM?" Without hesitating, the attendant smiled and grabbed her public address microphone: "May I have your attention please; may I have your attention please," she began - her voice heard clearly throughout the terminal. "We have a passenger here at Gate 14 WHO DOES NOT KNOW WHO HE IS. If anyone can help him find his identity, please come to Gate 14."

With the folks behind him in line laughing hysterically, the man glared at the attendant, gritted his teeth and said, "F... You!"

Without flinching, she smiled and said, (I love this) "I'm sorry, sir, but you'll have to get in line for that, too."

Have a fun day and I hope your weather is better than's raining again!

2007: Fun Monday- 24

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At 9/7/08 09:16, Blogger Emma in Canada said...

That's a good one. But I'm pretty sure Westjet doesn't have first class!

I wonder if you would get fired for something like that?

At 9/7/08 10:41, Blogger Aoj & The Lurchers said...

Superb!! I would love to have put-downs like that at the tip of my tongue sometimes!

At 9/7/08 11:47, Blogger the mother of this lot said...

This is the sort of conversation I have with the Father of This Lot.

Maybe that's where I'm going wrong......

At 9/7/08 16:18, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Classic, I would love to be able to think up things like that at the right moment.

At 10/7/08 11:31, Anonymous Grannymar said...

I regularly get phonecalls from people who misdial. I come up with some very funny answers. Well if they are going to interupt my day I maight as well have some fun!

Yesterday I was asked if I did repairs. I said "Yes, I replace buttons!" The guy was looking for an engineering company.

At 11/7/08 23:23, Blogger storyteller said...

Wonderful! I'm still working on fixing the computer problems (on my old laptop) generated by the tech support guy ... using my new laptop to visit blogs and I sincerely appreciate the laughter to reduce the tension & stress in my body and mind. Thanks.
Hugs and blessings,


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