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Plight of the travel agent: your tax dollars at work

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by thatK30guy, Jul 10, 2003.

  1. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    The following are actual stories provided by a retiring Washington,
    > > > D.C. 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 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).
    > > > >
    > > > > 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 had only a 1-hour lay-over 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." Okay ...
    > > > they're not all Republicans!
    > > > >
    > > > > 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 8:33 AM. 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
    > > > clicked 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!!!
    > > > >
    > > > > Now you know why government is in the shape that it's in!
     
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