Beverly and Ted Odell Robinson were returning from a trip to Arizona when they came across a rude woman on the shuttle from the car rental to the airport. The couple sat down and recorded a hysterical video about what happened. The video has since gone viral, and we can see why. It's hard not to laugh along as the couple takes turns telling the story.
The Robinsons were returning home to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, after celebrating their 37-year wedding anniversary. They had just dropped off their rental car and stepped onto the shuttle. There were two empty seats but a woman was sitting between them. When they asked her if they could sit together, she simply motioned from side to side, indicating she wouldn't be sliding over.
That's when the fun began.
Guacamoley reached out to the couple, who appeared to be having so much fun after what could have been a very frustrating experience.
Mr. Robinson shared that part of a good marriage is:
Humor and laughter are essential to a healthy, balanced marriage. It is indeed good like medicine, according to ancient proverbs.
This isn't the first time the couple have encountered rude people on their travels, having been to France, the Caribbean, Canada, and Spain, to name a few destinations. Travel is their passion and they take all the adventures in stride.
Robinson had this to say about encountering rude people:
Rudeness never changes our focus on the beauty and purpose of our travels. It could have been different had she simply shown common courtesy. Our happiness is ours to determine. We don’t ever consign our joy to people, things or situations.
We take ownership of our peace and joy.
That much is clear considering the reaction the couple is getting on social media, with many tagging the couple as #relationshipgoals.
Robinson said they were shocked and humbled by the responses the video has gotten but that the affirmations and kind words moved them.
When asked if there is a takeaway from their experience, he simply said:
Own your peace and happiness. Never surrender your love to circumstances or persons that seek to dampen or diminish. Life is short, ride a Cuddle Shuttle.
Now that is some advice we can get behind. #CuddleShuttle
H/T: Ted Odell Robinson