Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Humour! God Almighty, we need some humour here.

An award should go to the United Airlines gate agent in Denver for being smart and funny, and making her point, when confronted with a passenger who probably deserved to fly as cargo.

During the final days at Denver's old Stapleton airport, a crowded United flight was cancelled. A single agent 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 and it has to be FIRST CLASS."

The agent replied, "I'm sorry sir. I'll be happy to try to help you, but I've got to help these folks 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 gate agent smiled and grabbed her public address microphone. "May I have your attention please?" she began, her voice bellowing throughout the terminal. "We have a passenger here at the gate WHO DOES NOT KNOW WHO HE IS. If anyone can help him find his identity, please come to Gate 17."

With the folks behind him in line laughing hysterically, the man glared at the United agent, gritted his teeth and swore "Fuck you."

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


Aunty Bertha said...

Thanks for the laugh CC. I really needed one today.


Anonymous said...

Now that's one quick-witted agent.

Sounds like a crackerjack employee.

Canadian Observer

Anonymous said...

Good for her. Customer service employees do not have to put up with abusive bullshit from the public. "Do you know who I am"? Yeah, you're just like the rest of us, so get to the back of the line.

Anonymous said...

funny, but likely an urban legend.

CC said...

Oh, I knew it was a bogus story from the beginning. But admitting it would have spoiled the fun.

Or maybe this just makes me another member of the pathological, lying, unhinged, deranged, moonbat Left. After all, lying about WMDs and lying about funny gate agent stories ... that's pretty much the same thing, right?