My first flight breaks down. Then gets grounded by ATC. When we finally arrive, I had an 8 minute record breaking sprint from The end of D to the end of A concourse in Atlanta.
On my flight to Seattle a passenger in first class didn’t make his connection to board our plane (it was a hard sprint!) Overbooked, several US soldiers were trying to grab any available seat to get home.
Onboard, the crew offered the seat to one of the soldiers when an economy passenger complained she deserved the upgrade. Causing a big drama, she insisted, and the soldier said, “It’s fine, Mam,” and headed back to her coach seat.
I stood and apologized to the soldier, asking if he would take my 1st class seat. The woman scoffed at me for doing so and said that she had had a very stressful day.
The young soldier, I came to find out later, had been deployed for 6 months in Afghanistan in a combat unit, and had finally been given two weeks leave to see his baby boy; after which he was returning to the fight.
Someone is always having a harder time than we are. In case you meet the one who is, it’s better to do something to help rather than to hamper the circumstances of another. And surprisingly helping someone else makes you feel a hell of a lot better about your own day.
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