Subject: The Selfless Irish
The Irish never hesitate to come to the aid of their fellow man (fellow
air passengers, in this case).
Shortly after take-off on an outbound, evening Aer Lingus flight from
Dublin to Boston, the lead flight attendant nervously made the following
painful announcement in her lovely Irish brogue:
"Ladies and gentlemen, I'm so very sorry, but it appears that there has
been a terrible mix-up by our catering service. I don't know how this has
happened, but we have 103 passengers on board, and unfortunately, we
received only 40 dinner meals. I truly apologize for this mistake and
When the muttering of the passengers had died down, she continued,
"Anyone who is kind enough to give up their meal so that someone else can
eat, will receive free and unlimited drinks for the duration of our 10
Her next announcement came about 2 hours later:
"If anyone is hungry, we still have 40 dinners available."