Media personality, Mrs. Betty Irabor, wife of Soni Irabor has shared her tiring experience traveling premium economy on a flight.
Betty Irabor who is the CEO of Genevieve Magazine said she wasn’t allowed to travel in peace as most people who know her trooped top her side to ask if anything was wrong as they never believed someone of her status could stoop so low to fly economy.
“A while ago I traveled Premium economy on Virgin Atlantic and sat comfortably at my seat waiting to enjoy a great flight. But my peace and quiet were not to be cos a few people were embarrassed (on my behalf I guess) by my class of travel.
“Aunty Betty were you downgraded,” someone asked, really concerned and perhaps outraged by the audacity of any airline to downgrade such a “high profile celebrity”.
“No”. I shook my head. “I was not downgraded”. I smiled to reassure the aburo as she made her way to Upper Class.
“Then came another “fan” “Aunty Betty, are you Ok, what happened?”. How do you mean? I asked, really surprised…” I thought you would be in Upper Class”.. I just smiled until she left… Like Really?
“But I wasn’t about to be left to travel my premium economy in peace as yet another “fan” came from her Upper-Class seat to ask “Aunty Betty, can I bring you some champagne, do you need anything?”. ( she is now the Air hostess abi?) Again, I said No, I was fine!
“Long and short of the story, I couldn’t travel in peace! People decided to make my business their own!
“Can we just allow people Be?… To make their choices and take jobs that are available while they are waiting for their big breaks? Can a former project fame guy drive cabs in peace before his dream job and career? Can a former actor on Bill Cosby show bag groceries in peace and not be shamed? “Can we just be and let others be?? Can we ourselves just live our best lives without padding anything to impress others who really don’t count? Can we resist societal pressures and live our lives on our terms? Can you just be you and Do you?
“Can you just be happy, married or in your singlehood? I urge you to be happy in your up and coming career, can you accept that you’re work in progress? Can you not give a damn abt others expectations? Can you choose not to accept any labeling?
“Can u just not allow anyone/ society dictate how you choose to live? Can u choose not to apologize for your own choices and decisions but be brave to OWN them & hold yourself accountable for any consequences?
“Have a good week… Don’t burden your self unnecessarily.