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DC travel agent

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by GORRILLA, Jul 27, 2003.

  1. GORRILLA

    GORRILLA 1/2 ton status

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    Subject: DC travel agent


    > >Now you know why the government is in the shape that it's in!
    >
    >
    > The following are actual stories provided by a retiring
    > Washington, DC travel agent of 30+ years:
    >
    > I had a New Hampshire Congresswoman ask for an aisle seat on the
    > airplane so that her hair wouldn't get messed up by being near the
    > window.
    >
    > 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. 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).
    >
    > 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 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!!!"
    >
    > I got a call from a Lawmakers Wife who asked, "Is it possible to see
    > England from Canada?" I said, "No." She said, "But they look so close on
    the
    > map.
    >
    > An Aide for a Bush cabinet member once called and asked if they could
    > rent a car in Dallas. When I pulled up the reservation, I noticed they
    only
    > had 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."
    >
    > An Illinois Congresswoman called last week. She needed to know
    > how it was possible that her flight from Detroit left at 8:20am and
    > got into Chicago at 8:33am. I tried to explain that Michigan was an hour
    > ahead of Illinois, but she could not understand the concept of time zones.
    > Finally, I told her the plane went very fast, and she bought that!
    >
    > A New York lawmaker called and asked, "Do airlines put your physical
    > description on your bag so they know who's luggage belongs to who?"
    > 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.
    >
    > A Senator's Aide called in inquiring 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?"
    >
    > 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
    > darn planes have numbers on them."
    >
    > A Lady Senator called and said, "I need to fly to Pepsi-Cola, FL. 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!!"
    >
    > 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 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!"
    >
    > 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: "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 admitted!!!
    >
     
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