This is shared to me by another SVD missionary: Together with another SVD, they were sent to a foreign country. It was both their first time to ride an international flight and confessed that they were really ignorant inside the plane.
The stewardess went to them and offered, “Sir, would you like chicken or beef? Coffee or softdrink?”
The two missionaries, thinking that they are to pay for the order, made a polite gesture, “No, thanks.”
Several hours later, another stewardess came and made the same offer, “Sir, would you like chicken or beef? Coffee or softdrink?”
Still clueless that meals were part of the flight payment, they again politely refused, “No thanks.”
Another Filipino noticed the missionaries. So, this Filipino whispered to them, “the meals are free here. There is no extra charge!”
The two missionaries immediately stood up and faster-than-lightning called the stewardess and said, “Miss, chicken with two extra rice please.”
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