Part III — Salutations to Puerto Rico
Send a prayerI was standing on line to get my seat assignment on the plane to Puerto Rico. The ticket agent was taking care of the man in front of me. All of a sudden the ticket agent said to me in a very contemptuous way, "Are you going first class?"
I answered, "Yes. I am."
Then she said to me, "Smoking or non-smoking?" in the same nasty tone of voice.
I said, "Non-smoking." Then I said, "What is the matter with you so early in the morning?"
She said, "Man, my husband is in the hospital. I am worried!" She was white, not black, but she spoke like a black lady.
I said, "Just because you are worried, do you have to be so nasty?"
She said, "Send a prayer to him."
I said, "I have already sent one."
Then she put a sticker with my seat number on my ticket and gave it back to me.