Monday, August 22, 2011

my brain is slightly foggy

Well, I'm back physically, but I feel like there is a fog surrounded my brain that will take time to shake.  We returned from S. Africa on Saturday.  My birthday was yesterday.  The kids started school today.  In between all that and the jet lag, my mind is processing lots from the three full days of meetings we had.  It might be lots of pictures and few words for the rest of the week unless the fog clears soon.

we got bumped!

The above picture is me on the start of our journey (pre-fog).  When we checked in at the British Airways counter, the guy was incredibly nice.  As we were walking away, I commented to Jeremy that he was, perhaps, the friendliness check-in agent I've ever encountered.  Jeremy, being the great encourager that he is, went back and told him.  Once we got to the gate and handed over our boarding cards, the machine beeped indicating our boarding cards were invalid.  The lady looked puzzled and then said, "Oh, yes, you have new boarding cards."  She smiled and said, "These are better seats."  They certainly were.  We got bumped up, and it was incredible on a 9 hour flight to have the extra room.  We don't know if our good fortune was the result of complimenting the agent or not, but I do know that Jeremy's hopes of one day getting bumped up were answered!

8 comments :

Junker Newbie Stephanie said...

That's awesome! It's so easy to let someone know how thankful you are for the way they acted, yet so few take the time to do it. Can't wait to hear more about the trip!

Suz and Allan said...

How awesome! It's amazing the effect a simple compliment can have on someone's day. Happy Belated Birthday!

Erica said...

I've noticed that way more people in the world take time to complain than to compliment. Go you guys for taking the time to be nice. If you were rewarded with better seats...all the better :)

Stacy said...

Wow! I thought these seats looked a little more comfy and roomy! What a nice gift!

MaryAnne said...

That is wonderful! I haven't ever been bumped up, but there have certainly been times when good service has made my flight!

Courtney said...

Great story! Good reminder to actually say out loud the kind thoughts we think about people!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Love, love, love it!! Yay for the great encouragers of the world! You sound so busy, I hope the fog begins to lift soon! :)

Elisa | blissfulE said...

Happy birthday!! I thought those looked liked cushy seats... Yea!!

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