Excess Baggage….!!!! What a story…!!!!
Well I finished my Final exams….. completed my MBA n was shifting back home to
to be with Mom n Sister, Dad’s in Chennai though….!!! Bombay
I left the very next day on the 23rd of April cos I had to surprise my Mom by being there for her Birthday on 24th April.
My dad had booked tickets for me by Jet Airways. I had like 3 huge Suitcases with all my stuff and a Laptop Bag.
My Flight was at 8.30 p.m but then since one cannot trust the Delhi traffic jams I decided to leave very early, I left by 5 p.m. Took an Auto-Rickshaw had to pay him Rs. 350 to get to the Airport.
I reach the airport well before time. Reached the check in counter, I met this beautiful lady there Ms. Shivangi. She was very kind enough to say,
“Sir your baggage exceeds the permissible weight by 34 Kgs.”
That’s when the questions asked by my friends began to hit me like arrows darting into me, their precise questions like if I will be allowed to carry off so much weight on to the air craft without having to pay for the excess.
I kept my composure and looking at her I just smiled and told her, Ma’am you have to find a way out for me.
She said, Sir, “that’s way above my authority to wave off.”
I simply said you have to find a way, and after saying this in a very low voice I asked her, “how much will I have to pay in case I am choose to pay.”
She said it will be 200 per kg n I ws in excess by 34 kgs.
I felt so silly with all co passengers staring at me. It was just so funny to be there with a GRIN on my face with this feeling that I know I am going to take my luggage without paying a penny.
Shivangi in the meantime went to discuss my case with her superior.
She came back and then asked me to speak to her
. Her Boss said that “she has further waved off n I now will have to pay for just 14 Kgs.” Superior
But then I dint even have a single penny at hand to pay for luggage.
The only thing that never went off my face was the SILLY GRIN.
Just when I began to think about where I could leave my luggage in Delhi, Shivangi calls for me and says, Well how much MONEY do you have.? I said almost nothing, and I handed her my college ID CARD.
She said, wait let me check,
She simply began to SMILE and said okay GO ON AHEAD…. I will CHECK YOUR BAGGAGE IN…..
I was simply astounded and very Happy…… I dint even have to pay a single penny for 34 kgs of extra baggage.
Few Important Lessons I learnt
- Always keep SMILING, you never know who falls for you.
- Reach the airport early so that you have time at hand to NEGOTIATE
- Never try to over smart the airline authorities by combining our luggage with any co passengers, as that is also against the law.
- Never forget to leave a proper appreciation for anyone who helps you, all I did was fill up the appreciation form for her.
- Always realize that, everybody is doing their DUTY in the best possible manner.
Appreciate everybody’s work and you will see that things will fall into place, just like how it did for me at the AIRPORT. Thimgs could have been more worse, but then my ATTITUDE AND SMILE did it for me.
……. What a WEIGHT....... cheeeeeeeezzzzz gaya