Here are some observations about the politicians who run our country. They are from a Washington, D.C.travel agent with 30 years experience. Should we be worried?
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.
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 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!!!"
got a call from a Lawmakers Wife from Mississippi who asked, "Is it
possible to see England from Canada?" I said, "No." She said, "But they
look so close on the map."
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!
An Alabama lawmaker called
and asked, "Do airlines put your physical description on your bag so
they know whose luggage belongs to who?" I said, "No, why do you ask?"
She replied, "Well, when I checked in, 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 actually
was 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
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 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 several 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