So here’s another angle to good health. Try being nice! And I mean that just as much for big corporations as I do for individuals. Since I travel so much for business, I run into many different types of people with many different types of personalities. As I have started a new business, I have had to be extremely frugal when choosing airline tickets. Therefore, the most inexpensive is not always my first choice. After many years of traveling, I must say, the one company that is consistently “nice” is JetBlue. Unfortunately, I did not have the pleasure of flying with JetBlue this past weekend and I must say, American Airlines is consistently “not nice”. Let me point out for anyone who works for an airline or in a service oriented business. Try being nice! You will be happier; therefore, I promise you will be healthier. Might I also point out, the meaner and crankier you are makes you not so attractive. Believe it or not, I actually had a flight attendant from American Airlines tell me that my driver’s license did not say “blind” on it – and how could I be legally blind. I had to actually waste my time and explain to her that I began driving long before I had a rare genetic disease called Leber’s. This kind of treatment only makes airlines like JetBlue, who I must recommend, seem all the more enticing and quite healthier for our souls.
A word to the wise – if you want to be healthy and look your best, try being nice, accommodating, and for goodness sake, put a smile on your face. As far as Theresa from American Airlines, I hope she had a better day today than she had yesterday and I will definitely make sure that I will avoid American Airlines until they make sure that their employees are nice and healthy.