Dec 4, 2009
DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?
ASSHOLEs everywhere: airports, restaurants, traffic lights......
An award should go to the Virgin Airlines desk attendant in
Sydney some 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A crowded Virgin flight was cancelled after a Virgin's 767s had been withdrawn
from service. A single attendant was rebooking a long line of inconvenienced travellers.
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 Desk 14 WHO DOES NOT KNOW
WHO HE IS. If anyone can help him find his identity, please come to Desk
With the folks behind him in line laughing hysterically, the man
glared at the Virgin attendant, gritted his teeth and said, 'F@@$… You!'
Without flinching, she smiled and said, (I love this bit)
"I'm sorry, sir, but you'll have to get in line for that too"
Note: Got this story through email from a friend.