The Flight Attendant

  • Jan. 16, 2012
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Isn’t it special when you see someone serve beyond their job description? 

I'm Joni Eareckson Tada and isn’t it special when you see someone serve beyond their job description? I’ll never forget when I was on a flight and my companion traveling with me went to the restroom just as they were serving drinks.  The flight attendant saw that I was disabled, so she placed my beverage on my tray table and continued her service.  After a while, though, when the stewardess noticed my friend had not yet returned, she came back up the aisle and asked if she could help me with my drink.  I was pretty thirsty so I gladly took a long sip while she held the glass to my mouth.  She didn’t have to do that, but she explained that she was simply doing what she’d want someone to do if she were in my place.  And you know?  It’s a great rule of thumb when you encounter someone with a disability.  Just do unto others what you would have them do unto you. 

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