Friday, 30 December 2016

Was she given the wrong advice by my ex colleagues?

Stewardess Ann unexpectedly flew back one day earlier from London. She did not want to call Keng, her boyfriend so she could surprise him. It was a big surprise indeed for Ann caught Keng with another girl in bed in their apartment.
A big quarrel ensued. Keng begged Ann not to leave him. He asked for forgiveness and promised not to have anything to do with that or for that matter any girl again. Ann was unforgivable. She wanted to break off with Keng and they did.
A few years later, I was working on a flight with Ann. I knew her fairly well. During our nightstop at LAX, she confided in me about the case regarding her ex boyfriend. She confessed that she really loved Keng and there could never be another man in her life again.
Ann also told me her mentors (my colleagues) had advised her not to forgive Keng when she sought their opinion. They told things like " a leopard will never change its spot", "once a thief is always a thief" and so forth. She asked me whether I would have given her the same type of advice. I said on the contrary I would have told her if she really loved Keng then she should have given him another chance. Alas, it was too late as she told me Keng had recently got married to another.
Ann was in her mid 30s when we did that LAX flight. She was still unattached. I advise her not to wait too long or else she will one day end up as an old maid. Ann had many suitors as she was a charming and beautiful lady.
I did not see or meet Ann after that flight. It was during my first year of retirement that I bumped into her at a foodcourt at the Bedok area. Now Ann was about 50 years old and I could see some wrinkles on her face. When asked, she told me she had retired from flying and was still unattached. She told me she could never forget Keng and still loved him.
Recently, someone send me a recent picture of Ann. At first, I could not  recognised her until I was told me who that woman was. It was Ann and in the photo, she was an old haggard woman of 62.
I feel sorry for Ann as she is still unattached. To her, Keng is still the one and only man she loved.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not that your colleagues give the wrong advice but they have ulterior motives.

Boh Tong said...

What kind of motives??

Anonymous said...

Not nice to refer to old unmarried women as old maids.

Anonymous said...

Numerous old maid! Those who nobody would give second look.IFSS,Cripple, cannot bear any fruit.Who wants ?Live one like righteous or pay the consequences! Life stop at 45,for them.Repent for the balance of living. Can see them around, fat and useless.

Anonymous said...

How you know she cannot bear any fruit.

That's such a personal thing. She got tell you meh?

Some unmarried senior stewardess very pretty leh. I assume unmarried because they don't wear ring.

IFS said...

Why so kay-poh with your subordinate's personal lives?

It is a privilege to have access to personal data.
It is also ethical to build distance.
If it was an IFS, he would be in shit.

Anonymous said...

Pretty FSS early got hook and marries off and saved from further drudgeries.If still courting,by CSS would have been been families.Some got promoted by hook or crook.If crook through stepping on another,thru KPI.No credit no KPI or confirm Lassie, then no kids become bitchy and unforgiving,follow the book.Guys think of kids and less on bitching on small mistakes and move on.There are always last day of the year,its not fly for ever.After the Co,civilian life and less easy money one age tremendously, thus on photo looks like Harry Potty actress.Nobody gives second look.Gone.History.Face the facts.Defame who ?No address,no identifying mark.Sue who ?

Anonymous said...

We all need to take reponsibility over our personal lives. This story of Ann sadly happens to be a very sad and painful one. Iremember her as a decent FSS who had worked hard very oen going the extra mile to win the trust of her paxs. As pathetic as it sounds, forgiving is most difficult. Who knows, if she had forgiven him, she may have been better off today.

Anonymous said...

You knew that lady BT talked about? Was she ifss Jane or Laili?

Anonymous said...

No need to name them. BTW, why quite a number of flight attendants have trouble conceiving? Wonder whether the job is contributing to the low estrogen levels.

Anonymous said...

Laili is happily married. Jane, on the other hand, was in a relationship with a cabin crew and her partner had married someone else. The blog does not does not imply either of these two. Jane spent may years at SEP and still her gorgeous self and very dignified.

Anonymous said...

Her rank was IFSS...initials .....ALSW or ALSH.

Anonymous said...

Long initial.

Anonymous said...

Let me add simple physiology.Timing and positioning.As some MP says, no need big space, however a spermatoza can survive a week swimming in the Sea of Conception.The mothership and whatever is receptive for fix period.So if not condusive the twain shall never meet and thus no mummy and papa to talk about.With such tight schedules and nIght stop,Motherhood is against the odds,for FSS and similar.Stay at home type mothership will find pleasant surprise when back from Tour of Duty.So one have to make choices in live in order to make your genes carries on.No need to blame game or regrets.Child favours the flying father.

Anonymous said...

Agree.. no need big space. Galley,cockpit and toilet also enough.

Anonymous said...

Then name them Gary,Peeter,Bradpitt etc?