The Irish are always the first ones to come to the aid of their fellow man.
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 inconvenience.”
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 hour flight.
Her next announcement came about 2 hours later: “If anyone is hungry, we
still have 40 dinners available.”