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‘canucklad’ I’m a firm believer in being pleasant where possible and its benefits in ‘oiling the wheels of life. About a year ago I was flying TAP to Lisbon, it’s an airline I rarely use and so when a number of us were called to the counter as there was an overbooking issue I was surprised to be moved to Business. Our of curiosity I asked why and the girl said I was the only person who said “good morning” and smiled when I spoke with her. She made the decision based on that.

I am also a very strong advocate of the ‘random acts of kindness’ policy started by Anne Herbert. I was a recipient while in Geneva recently when a complete stranger anonymously paid the bar bill for those sitting either side of him before he left for his flight.

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