Airport Chronicles: Flight attendant gets introduced to Nigerian religion. It seems to me, she may still be shook!
0October 04, 2018By Dang
I’m going on holiday to the abroad. You know, holiday where you sleep, eat, read good books, hang out with family and friends, attend a gathering or two and simply live like there’s no work. I get on the plane, right behind me is a woman with a full Celestial Church of Christ regalia: White robe, white cap shaped like a bonnet with a band, a blue slim girdle and bare feet.
I wasn’t in anyway taken aback, I was born into a white garment church so this wasn’t strange to me but I caught people looking; they were curious. I stood by my seat, trying to decide if I should get my laptop out or simply stash it away and sleep, then I heard the Celestial woman grunt loudly, “Mmmmmmhmpf” And then…. “Grhmpf” What is happening? I turn around just in time to see her bend over by the waist, shake something invisible off herself and in a quick flash, she stands straight and does the sign of the cross.
The flight attendant is wide-eyed, she’s confused and asks the Celestial woman “Ma’am. Is everything okay? Would you like medical attention?” I watch the Celestial woman shake her head and smile endearingly at the flight attendant as she says, “No dear, I’m fine. It’s just…. mmmmphrrrrrr” Celestial woman grunts again and this time louder as she shakes that invisible thing off her.
The thing won’t let off, so she shakes it off more vigorously. Simultaneously, flight attendant jumps back, holding her chwest in wonder. “Eli Jah! Eli Rafah! Mmmmphhhrrrrr” shaking continues and then comes to a sudden stop! Another sign of the cross, Celestial lady then turns to tell the flight attendant whose eyes seem to be pushing hard to be released from their socket…
“Everything is fine dear. I have just been told that we will land safely” The celestial woman then sits and arranges her blue girdle. The flight attendant can’t seem to move for a while. Passengers go about their business. Me: Ah toh! Praise be