What i loved & what made me laugh about this most was that of the huge list she sent this to, my bosses wife listed me first.
From: Bossman’s Fab Wife
To: Ses and many dozens others
Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2010 2:18 PM
Subject: Handling bad manners with wit & diplomacy
For all who work with rude Customers-
An award should go to the Virgin Airlines Desk Attendant in Sydney, Australia 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A crowded Virgin flight was canceled after Virgin’s 767′s had been withdrawn from service. A single attendant was rebooking 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 & 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 14. “
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 part) “I’m sorry, sir, but you’ll have to get in line for that too.” (or ‘I charge extra for that.’)