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#1 Fred

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 09:59 PM

A TRUE STORY ....

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.
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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.
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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!"
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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."
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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."
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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.
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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), and the airline
was just putting a destination tag on her luggage.
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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?"
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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."
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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!"
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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!"
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12. A New Mexico Congresswoman called to make reservations, "I want 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, 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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So does the above help make it clearer why our Government is in trouble? Did for me.

Fred
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Posted 27 April 2006 - 04:02 PM

Good ones Fred. Really makes you laugh and wonder at the same time. :lol:
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Posted 30 April 2006 - 07:45 AM

Sure got me to thinking lol....

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