We,the check stewards ( old name for CCEs) arrived at San Francisco and stopped for a night on our way to Seattle. There were about 7 or 8 of us,sent by the company to study the B727 galleys first hand and to teach our cabin crew back in Singapore.
It was for most of us our first time in SFO. The summer was nice and cool and we did not need to wear jackets.
After checking into our hotel we proceeded to explore the vicinity of the hotel and to look for some nice food and drinks. As we ventured further, we met a stunningly beautiful tall black Afro American girl of about 20 years old. She smiled at us and we returned her smile. Ravi, one of colleagues like a hero quickly went up to her and shook her hand before we were even near her. She seemed to be more interested in Ravi than anyone of us.
Before we knew it, Ravi told us to proceed to whatever we were supposed to do and he excused himself and left with the girl. Ravi took the girl back to his hotel room supposedly for a drink.
What we didn't know was that Ravi was almost shot in his head by that black girl while back in the hotel room. The next morning while checking out of the hotel, Ravi related to us how he was robbed at gunpoint by that girl whom he picked up the night before. He lost all his cash and his watch. Thankfully he was not killed. The matter could have been reported to the police but Ravi would have to stay back in SFO for a long while,so he was told by the hotel security. In the end, Ravi let the matter rest as he did not want to miss Seattle.
Besides attending the B727 course in Seattle, we also spent our time in pubs and playing cards among ourselves in the hotel room. The following is a story of Ravi our colleague again.
Out of a corner of the dimly lighted bar,an old haggard lady staggered towards the direction of where we were sitting. When she reached us, in a soft whisper,told us to warn Ravi not to tell his new found friends of his wealth. She said "They will mugged him and even strip his pants". We laughed and it annoyed the little old woman. She did not realised that Ravi was mugged just two days ago in San Francisco.......