Have you Said Thanks to an Airline Today?
My dearly-departed grandmother used to read Aesop’s Fables to me in the long screen porch that was her favorite sitting place on the front of her century-old home.
There has been an awful lot of complaining about the airline industry these days. As I was reading a particularly contemptuous rant today, one of Aesop’s Fables came to mind:
Aesop’s Fables: The Travelers and the Plane-Tree
Two travelers, worn out by the heat of the summer’s sun, laid themselves down at noon under the wide-spreading branches of a Plane-Tree. As they rested under it’s shade, one of the travelers said to the other, “What a singularly useless tree is the Plane! It bears no fruit, and is not of the least service to man.” The Plan-Tree, interrupting him, said, “You ungrateful fellows! Do you, while receiving benefits from me and resting under my shade, dare to describe me as useless, and unprofitable?”
Moral: Some men underrate their best blessings.
I understand the complaints of a great many. But I wonder, perhaps it is best to mix displeasure with a proper dose of gratitude.
It is a certain fact that we would have seen far less of the world’s wonders without an airline to take us there.
Dear Delta, US Airways, Southwest, Virgin, American, Hawaiian, and United Airlines,
Please accept this small note as our thank you for all you do. You have always brought us safely to our destination, and you’ve worked hard to provide great service in very, very difficult times. Without your many planes criss-crossing the skies each day, we would have seen far less of the wonders that this world has to offer.
We just thought you should know that we appreciate you!
David & Carol Porter (aka The Roaming Boomers)
There. I feel better, and my grandmother would be very pleased.
How about you? Have you said thank you to an airline today?[tfg_social_share]