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You Vote for These People??

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by scooterbear, Jun 22, 2003.

  1. scooterbear

    scooterbear

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    > Subject: And you vote for these people????
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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 one-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."
    >
    > 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!!
    >
    > Now you know why government is in the shape that it's in!
    >
     
  2. StoneGiant

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    The Bush staffer was correct. DFW is a very large airport, and if a change of planes is required, you can't necessarily rely upon the monorail to get you to your next plane on time.

    ESPECIALLY if your arriving flight is late.

    On more than one occasion I've missed connecting flights in Dallas. In this case, the travel agent is a little too quick to make fun of someone. Must be a Democrat....
     

  3. scooterbear

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    StoneGiant, I agree He must be a Democrat...
     
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    Considering Bush's name is the only one mentioned, I don't think it takes Any Griffith to figure that one out.;Q
     
  5. swiegers

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    I know Bush was mentioned by name, but he was twice removed from the principal of the joke, an aide to a Bush cabinet member.

    Actually, by naming states and genders, one could easily figure out exactly who some of the mentally docile congresswomen were.
     
  6. SoDFW Jason

    SoDFW Jason Slow Hillbilly

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    I've been in the travel biz for many a year now and this thing has been circulating longer than I have. I can tell you that it didn't start out as political figures, those must have been added recently.