The guest speaker stood in front of the chapel and told this story:
On a flight to a speaking engagement he sat next to a gentleman who had ordered a special meal for the flight (back in the day of meals on flights). As usual, the special orders were served first and the man had his meal open and underway when the speaker received his meal along with the regular passengers.
Except, the regular meal was the same as the special order meal. An odd coincidence, to be sure, but it was what the man had ordered. However, it apparently wasn’t okay. The man called the flight attendant over to ask about the meal. Hadn’t he ordered a special meal? Why did he have the same meal as the rest of the passengers? He was, our speaker told us, quite indignant about the whole turn of events.
The flight attendant, with appropriate poise, simply asked if he’d received what he’d ordered, which, of course, he had. She then asked if he’d like to have something different, even though it was the meal he ordered. After a brief conversation, he decided he would just go ahead and eat what he had.
The students were so aghast at the idea of the story they actually questioned it’s reliability. They were sure the speaker must have just made it up. However, with some investigation, they learned that it was, indeed, true.
Apparently, some people just want to be special.