Subject: Re: Good for a laugh!

On a NW Airways flight from Detroit, Michigan to Amsterdam, Holland, a middle-aged, well to do and well dressed woman found herself sitting next to a very well dressed bearded, elderly, obviously religious, man wearing a kipah (aka "yarmulka" in Yiddish). She called the flight attendant over to complain about her seating. "What seems to be the problem Madam?" asked the attendant. "You've sat me next to a Jew!! I can't possibly sit next to this disgusting person. Find me another seat!" "Please calm down Madam." the attendant replied. "The flight is very full today, but I'll tell you what I'll do. I'll go and check to see if we have any seats available in business or first class." The woman shoots a snooty look at the snubbed Jewish man beside her (not to mention many of the surrounding passengers). A few minutes lat! er the attendant returns. The woman cannot help but look at all the people around her with a smug and self satisfied grin. The flight attendant then says..."Madam, unfortunately, as I suspected, economy is full. I've spoken to the cabin services director, and business class is also full. However, we do have one seat in first class." Before the lady has a chance to respond, the attendant continues... "It is most extraordinary to make this kind of upgrade, however, and I have had to get special permission from the captain. But, given the circumstances, the captain felt that it was outrageous that someone should be forced to sit next to such a person."... With which, she turned to the bearded, elderly, obviously religious Jewish man sitting next to her, and said: "Sir, if you'd like to get your things, and with the compliments of Captain Levy, I have your seat in first class ready for you..." At this point, the surrounding passengers stood and gave a standing ovation while the! bearded, elderly, religious, Jewish man, with his kipah on his head, walks up to the front of the plane.

Richard New York City