No Wonder We're in Trouble
A Washington, DC, airport ticket agent offers some
examples of why our country is in trouble!
1. I had a New Hampshire Congresswoman ask for an aisle seat so that her
hair wouldn't get messed up by being near the window.
(On an airplane?!)
2. I got a call from a candidate's staffer, who wanted to go to Capetown.
I started to explain the length of the flight and the passport
information. Then she interrupted me with, "I'm not trying to make you
look stupid, but Capetown is in Massachusetts. " Without trying to make
her look stupid, I calmly explained, "Cape Cod is in Massachusetts,
Capetown is in Africa."
Her response - click..
3. A senior Vermont Congressman called, furious about a Florida package
we did. I asked what was wrong with the vacation in Orlando. He said he
was expecting an ocean-view room. I tried to explain that's not
possible, 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!" (LOL)
4. I got a call from a lawmaker's wife who asked, "Is it possible to see
England from Canada?" I said, "No." She said, "But they look so close on
the map." (OMG!)
5. An aide for a cabinet member once called and asked if he could rent a
car in Dallas. When I pulled up the reservation, I noticed he had only a
1-hour layover in Dallas. When I asked him why he wanted to rent a car
he said, "I heard Dallas was a big airport, and we will need a car to
drive between gates to save time." (Aghhhh)
6. An Illinois Congresswoman called last week. She needed to know how it
was possible that her flight from Detroit left at 8:30 am and got to
Chicago at 8:33 am. I explained that Michigan was an hour ahead of
Illinois, but she couldn't understand the concept of time zones.
Finally, I told her the plane went fast, and she bought that.
7. A New York lawmaker called and asked, "Do airlines put your physical
description on your bag so they know whose luggage belongs to whom?" I
said, "No, why do you ask?" She replied, "Well, when I checked in with
the airline, they put a tag on my luggage that said 'FAT', and I'm
overweight. I think that's very rude!" After putting her on hold for a
minute while I looked into it, (I was laughing ) I came back and
explained the city code for Fresno, CA is 'FAT' (Fresno Air Terminal ),
and the airline was just putting a destination tag on her luggage.
8. A Senator's aide called to inquire about a trip package to Hawaii.
After going over all the cost info, she asked, "Would it be cheaper to
fly to California, and then take the train to Hawaii?"
9. I just got off the phone with a freshman Congressman who asked, "How
do I know which plane to get on?"
I asked him what exactly he meant, to which he replied, "I was told my
flight number is 823, but none of these planes have numbers on them."
10. A lady Senator called and said, "I need to fly to Pepsi-Cola,
Florida. Do I have to get on one of those little computer planes?" 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 the documents he
needed in order to fly to China. After a lengthy discussion about
passports, I reminded him that he needed a visa. "Oh, no I don't. I've
been to China many times and never had to have one of those." I double
checked and 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 my American Express!"
12 A New Mexico Congresswoman called to make reservations, "I want to go
from Chicago to Rhino, New York." I was a t a loss for words. Finally, I
said, "Are you sure that's the name of the town?" "Yes, what flights do
you have?" replied the lady. After some searching, I came back with,
"I'm sorry, ma'am, I've looked up every airport code in the country and
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 the
state 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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