A Tactic of Negotiation
A brief dialogue with a customer service representative in the busiest airport in the Iberian Peninsula
Originally published on Tumblr, September 2016
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TERMINAL, morning:
Airline passenger: Is there something going on with all of the little pieces of paper on the ground?
Airline check-in desk representative: Yes, the cleaning staff of the airport is on strike.
AP: Oh wow, how long have they been on strike?
ACDR: Since Monday.
AP: Hmmmmmm…all of this trash has accumulated just since Monday?
ACDR: Well, no.
AP: You mean the cleaning staff had some hundreds of bags of trash stored in a closet somewhere and decided to break them out and distribute their contents throughout the terminal to make a statement when the strike began?
ACDR: [ Nods in the affirmative ]
AP: I think I like their leader.
( El Prat de Llobregat, Spain )