Sunday, 26 June 2011

Recommended reading #1: The Power of Nice

It's called The Power of Nice and it's all about how being nice in business gets your further than being an arse hole.  I got this book with The Power of Small in a buy one, get one half price offer.



I started to read this before I got on the plane to Austin. Would you Adam and Eve this story: I sat in my seat I had pre-booked by the window (nice place to rest your head).  The guy next to me was very agitated. He had a brief exchange of words with the guy next to him (by the aisle).  He then asked the flight attendant if he could switch seats to business class. She said it'd be $1000.  He wasn't happy. He then turned to me, and explained his wife was about 20 rows in front with their new baby, and he was worried as they had never travelled with the baby before. He asked me to switch seats with her.  I deliberated.  She was sitting in a middle seat - the most uncomfortable! What the heck. I'd like to think someone would let me sit next to my husband if I had one, and besides, I could sleep on a washing line...

I sat down for about 10 minutes and the flight attendant returned. 'Ma'am. We really appreciate you giving up your seat for the family.  We're going to move you up front'.

Who ever said nice girls finish last? Not this case, I finished first (class)...

xoxo

2 comments:

Beth Gunnell said...

Brilliant! I like this story....I do daydream about being randomly upgraded one day!

Charlie said...

Lovely story! I'll definitely be reading this book too...