As my Dad and I were walking through the Atlanta Airport, we were reminded of a valuable life lesson. My dad and I were at gate B26 about to board a flight to Denver, Colorado. He was telling me his version of civil rights when an obviously annoyed white traveler tried to get through the breezeway. The only thing that stood in his way was a black Delta representative. The traveler’s ticket didn’t work. It was for a different flight.
In an angry tone, the white man said, “Its your fault! Your plane was late!”
“Sir, I don’t have a plane.” The black man responded. As soon as I heard him say “I don’t have a plane” & his tone I knew we were about to see a show… They exchanged words and the white man continued to hassle him.
He almost missed his flight and got bumped from 1st class to the back of the plane.
Don’t hassle black people or anyone for that matter. This is the life lesson my dad taught me long ago. This situation could have been totally different. Instead of getting mad, the white traveler could have kept a cool head. If he would have shown the man in control a little respect he may have kept his 1st class seat. Instead he look like a fool.
Just get along with people. Most of the time they just want to do their job and help you. Many great men have said this including my dad.