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looks like they put up with the same kind of stupid we tinters have to put up with.


I have been a Travel Agent for thirty years. This is why we're 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.

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 like the

stupid one, 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 he

purchased. I asked what was wrong with the vacation in Orlando. He said he

was expecting an ocean-view room. I tried to explain that is 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!"

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 close on the


5) An aide for a Bush 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 the gates to save time."

6) An Illinois congresswoman called last week. She needed to know how it was

possible that her flight from Detroit left at 8:20 a.m. and got into Chicago

at 8:33 a.m. I tried to explain that Michigan was an hour ahead of IIlinois,

but she could not understand the concept of time zones. Finally, I told her

the plane went very 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 is very rude." After putting her on hold for a minute while I

'looked into it' (I was actually laughing), I came back and explained the

city code for Fresno, CA is (FAT), and that 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, Florida on a commuter plane. She said, "Yeah,


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." The agent was at a loss for words.

Finally, the agent said, "Are you sure that's the name of the town?" "Yes,

what flights do you have?" replied the lady. After some searching, the agent

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!" The agent scoured a map

of the state of New York and finally offered, "You don't mean Buffalo, do

you?" "That's it! I knew it was a big animal," she said.

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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?"

you just made my day, thanks TTS :rollin:spank

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