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A Washington , DC , airport ticket agent offers some examplesof why our country is in trouble!
1. I had a New Hampshire Congresswoman ask for an aisle seat sothat her hair wouldn't get messed up by being near the window. (On anairplane!)
2. I got a call from a candidate's staffer, who wanted to go toCape Town . I started to explain the length of the flight and thepassport information. Then she interrupted me with, 'I'm not trying tomake youlook stupid, but Cape Town is in Massachusetts.' Without trying to makeher look stupid, I calmly explained, 'Cape Cod is in Massachusetts! CapeTownisin Africa.' Her response - click.
3. A senior Vermont Congressman called, furious about a Floridapackage we did. I asked what was wrong with the vacation in Orlando . Hesaid he was expecting an ocean-view room. I tried to explain that's notpossible, since ! Orlando is in the middle of the state. He replied,'Don't lie to me. I looked on the map and Florida is a very thin state!'(OMG)
4. I got a call from a lawmaker's wife who asked, 'Is it possible tosee England from Canada ' I said, 'No.' She said, 'But they look so closeon the map.' (OMG, again!)
5. An aide for a cabinet member once called and asked if hecould rent a car in Dallas . When I pulled up the reservation, I noticed hehad only a1-hour layover in Dallas . When I asked him why he wanted torent a car he said, 'I heard Dallas was a big airport, and we will need acar to drive between gates to save time.' (Aghhhh)
6. An Illinois Congresswoman called last week. She needed toknow how it was possible that her flight from Detroit left at 8:30 am andgotto Chicago at 8:33 am. I explained that Michigan was an hour ahead ofIllinois, but she couldn't understand the concept of time zones. Finally, Itoldher the plane went fast, and she bought that.
7. A New York lawmaker called and asked, 'Do airlines put yourphysical description on your bag so they know whose luggage belongs towhom' I said, 'No, why do you ask' She replied, 'Well, when I checkedin with the airline, they put a tag on my luggage that said 'FAT', and I'moverweight. I think that's very rude!' After putting her on hold for aminute while I looked into it (I was laughing) I came back and explainedthe city code for Fresno, CA is 'FAT' (Fresno Air Terminal), and the airlinewas just putting a destination tag on her luggage.
8. A Senator's aide called to inquire about a trip package toHawaii . After going over all the cost info, she asked, 'Would it becheaper to fly to California , and then take the train to Hawaii?'
9. I just got off the phone with a freshman Congressman whoasked,'How do I know which plane to get on?' I asked him what exactly hemeant,to which he replied, 'I was told my flight number is 823, but none oftheseplanes have numbers on them.'
10. A lady Senator called and said, 'I need to fly toPepsi-Cola ,Florida . Do I have to get on one of those little computerplanes?' I asked if she meant fly to Pensacola , Fl. on a commuter plane. She said,'Yeah, whatever, smarty!'
11. A senior Senator called and had a question about thedocuments he needed in order to fly to China . After a lengthy discussionaboutpassports, I reminded him that he needed a visa. 'Oh, no I don't. I'vebeen to China many times and never had to have one of those.' I doublecheckedand sure enough, his stay required a visa. When I told him this he said,'Look, I've been to China four times and every time they have accepted myAmerican Express!'
12. A New Mexico Congresswoman called to make reservations, 'Iwant to go from Chicago to Rhino, New York .' I was at a loss for words.Finally, I said, 'Are you sure that's the name of the town?''Yes, whatflights do you have?' replied the lady. After some searching, I came backwith, 'I'm sorry, ma'am, I've looked up every airport code in the countryand can't find a Rhino anywhere.' The lady retorted, 'Oh, don't be silly!Everyone knows where it is. Check your map!' So I scoured a map of thestate of New York and finally offered, 'You don't mean Buffalo, do you?'The reply 'Whatever! I knew it was a big animal.'
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Funny, yet not even slightly believable.
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Funny, yet not even slightly un-believable
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