The following is from an email that Jose sent me…Thanks Jose!
D.C. Airline ticket Agent Stories. “Sad but true”.
**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. (On an airplane!)**
Without trying to make her look stupid, I calmly explained, ”Cape Cod is in Massachusetts , Capetown is in Africa ”**
Her response – click.**
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!” (OMG)**
**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.” (OMG, again!)**
**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.” (Aghhhh)**
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.**
**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 crying laughing). I came back and explained the city code for Fresno, CA is FAT – Fresno Air Terminal), and the airline was just putting a destination tag on her luggage.
**8. A Senator’s aide called to inquire about a trip package to California , and then take the train to Hawaii ?”**. After going over all the cost info, she asked, ”Would it be cheaper to fly to
**9. I just got off the phone with a freshman Congressman who asked, ”How do I know which plane to get on?”**
**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?”
**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 Congress woman called to make reservations, ”I want to go from Chicago to Rhino, .” I was at a loss for words. Finally, I said, ”Are you sure that’s the name of the town?” ‘**
”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.”**
Could anyone be this DUMB?
YES, THEY WALK AMONG US, ARE IN POLITICS, AND THEY CONTINUE TO BREED