After a long, bumpy flight, our passengers were glad to finally land. They disembarked, and the other attendants and I checked for items left behind. In a seat pocket, I found a bag of home-made cookies with a note saying, “Much love, Mom.”
Quickly, I gave the bag to our gate agent in hopes it would be reunited with its owner.
A few minutes later, an announcement came over the public-address system in the concourse: “Would the passenger who lost his cookies on Flight 502, please return to the gate?”
POWER OF SUGGESTION
Our cross-country flight from Salt Lake City had a number of children on board who required a lot of attention from very patient flight attendants. Passengers and crew alike were relieved when many of the kids got off at a stop in St. Louis. But if that weren’t enough, our plane had mechanical problems and had to return to the airport. The crew then had to manage the changeover to another aircraft.
An hour later we were finally taking off. In the dimmed cabin, the voice of a male flight attendant came soothingly over the intercom. “You are getting sleepy…very sleepy. You don’t want any snacks. You don’t want any drinks. You want to be left alone.”
MEN JUST THINK DIFFERENTLY One night a wife found her husband standing over their baby’s crib. Silently she watched him. As he stood looking down at the sleeping infant, she saw on his face a mixture of emotions: disbelief, doubt, delight, amazement, enchantment, skepticism.
Touched by this unusual display and the deep emotions it aroused, with eyes glistening she slipped her arms around her husband. “A penny for your thoughts,” she whispered in his ear.
“It’s amazing!” he replied. “I just can’t see how anybody can make a crib like that for only $46.50.”