a British Airways flight from Johannesburg, a middle-aged, well-off
South African Lady has found herself sitting next to a black gentleman.
She called the cabin crew attendant over to complain about her seating.
"What seems to be the problem Madam?" asked the attendant.
see?" she said
" You've sat me next to a kaffir, e.g. (nigger). I can't possibly
sit next to this disgusting human. Find me another seat!"
the flight attendant replied. "The flight is very full today, but I'll
tell you what I'll do-I'll go and check to see if we have any seats
in club or first class."
cocks a snooty
look at the outraged black man beside her (not to mention many of the
passengers). A few minutes later the flight attendant returns with the
good news, which she delivers to the lady, who cannot help but look at
the people around her with a smug and self satisfied grin:
I suspected, economy is full. I've spoken to the cabin services
and club is also full. However, we do have one seat in first class."
lady has a chance
to answer, the stewardess continues..."It is most extraordinary to make
this kind of upgrade, however, and I have had to get special permission
from the captain. But, given the circumstances, the captain felt that
was outrageous that someone be forced to sit next to such an obnoxious
she turned to
the black man sitting next to the woman, and said: "So if you'd like to
get your things, sir, I have your seat ready for you..."
the surrounding passengers stood and gave a standing ovation while the
black gentleman walks up to the front of the plane.