That Behavior Doesn’t Fly With Me

, , | Chicago Airport, IL, USA | Hopeless | June 21, 2016

(I’m in a hurry, because my flight got delayed and I have ten minutes to get from one side of the airport to the other to catch my connecting flight. I sprint through the airport and reach the inland security-check, panting and sweating, and see a really long waiting line in front of me.)

Elderly Gentleman: *in front of me* “You look like you are in a hurry.”

Me: “I just got here from [Country] and my flight got delayed so I have to be through this security gate and in the plane in about two minutes.”

Elderly Gentleman: *starts smiling over all over his face* “Awesome. I was waiting for a reason to try this.” *pulls out his black diamond VIP card from [Airline] and waves it at the service lady who is coordinating the waiting lines*

Service Lady: “Oh, hello, sir. I’m really sorry I didn’t notice you before. What can I do for you?”

Elderly Gentleman: “Well, my son needs to catch his flight to in two minutes. He got delayed on his incoming connecting flight.”

(The service lady brings us up to the red carpet check through, and makes sure that we get checked immediately, to speed things up. A young lady behind us starts yelling.)

Lady: “YOU HAVE TO WAIT IN LINE LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE! I HAVE A GOLD CARD AND YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO LET ME WAIT FOR SOME OLD FART JUST BECAUSE HE IS GOING TO DIE BEVOR HE REACHES HIS PLANE!”

(Everybody, including the TSA people, stop and watch to see the reaction of the elderly gentleman.)

Elderly Gentleman: *still his VIP-card in his hand, looks at his VIP card, back to the young lady and back to his card again, turns around and continues with the security check*

Lady: “YOU STUPID, DEAF, OLD IDIOT! GET BACK IN LINE SO I GET THE SERVICE I PAY FOR WITH MY GOLD CARD!”

Elderly Gentleman: *turns around* “Show me your gold card.”

(The young lady fumes and shows him her gold card. The elderly gentleman takes the card throws it in the bin.)

Elderly Gentleman: “People like you are not worthy to wield the power of a gold card.”

(With that, he walked off with me and the service lady in tow to guide us to my flight. Everybody started laughing and the young lady stood there totally baffled. Due to this awesome gentleman, I was able to catch my flight in time and see my fiancée for a whole week.)

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