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Complainer gets job at Virgin

January 31, 2009

Oliver Beale was flying Virgin Airlines on Dec. 7th from Mumbai to Heathrow and he was unhappy with the food.  Big surprise there.  He took pictures of his meals and he included the photos in his letter to Sir Richard Branson along with the following creative writing exercise, “Imagine it’s Christmas morning and you’re sat there with your final present to open,” wrote Beale. “It’s a big one, and you know what it is. It’s that Goodmans’ stereo you picked out of the catalogue and wrote to Santa about. Only you open the present and it’s not in there. It’s your hamster, Richard. It’s your hamster in the box and it’s not breathing. That’s how I felt when I peeled back the foil.” (a bit Baby Jane-ish if you ask me)

The letter got to Sir Richard who promptly called somebody at his airline and suddenly Mr. Beale was selecting the next meals and wines served on board.  No mention about his pay or whether this is a permanent or temporary position.

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