Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by tacmotusn, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21


    A DC travel agent offers some examples of 'why' our country is in trouble!

    1. I had a New Hampshire Congresswoman (Carol Shea-Porter) ask for an
    aisle seat so that her hair wouldn't get messed up by being near the
    window. (On an airplane!)

    2. I got a call from a Kansas Congressman's (Moore) staffer (Howard
    Bauleke), who wanted to go to Capetown. I started to explain the length of
    the flight and the passport information, and then he interrupted me with,
    ''I'm not trying to make you look stupid, but Capetown is in
    Without trying to make him look stupid, I calmly explained, ''Cape Cod is
    in Massachusetts, Capetown is in Africa ''his response -- click.

    3. A senior Vermont Congressman (Bernie Sanders) 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'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 (Landra Reid) 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 (Janet Napolitano) once called and asked
    if he could rent a car in Dallas . I pulled up the reservation and 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)

    6. An Illinois Congresswoman (Jan Schakowsky) called last week. She
    needed to know how it was possible that her flight from Detroit left at
    8:30 a.m., and got to Chicago at 8:33 a.m. 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 REALLY fast, and she bought that.

    7. A New York lawmaker, (Jerrold Nadler) 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?' he 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 him on hold
    for a minute, while I looked into it. (I was dying 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 his

    8. A Senator John Kerry aide (Lindsay Ross) called to inquire 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 ?''

    9. I just got off the phone with a freshman Congressman, Bobby Bright (D)
    from Ala 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 planes have numbers on them.''

    10. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D) called and said, ''I need to fly to
    Pepsi-Cola , Florida . 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, smarty!''

    11. Mary Landrieu (D) La. Senator called and had a question about the
    documents she needed in order to fly to China . After a lengthy discussion
    about passports, I reminded her that she 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, her stay required a visa. When I told her
    this she said, ''Look, I've been to China four times and every time they
    have accepted my American Express!''

    12. A New Jersey Congressman (John Adler) called to make reservations, ''I
    want to go from Chicago to Rhino, New York .'' I was at a loss for
    words. Finally, I said, ''Are you sure that's the name of the town?'' 'Yes,
    what flights do you have?'' replied the man. After some searching, I came
    back with, ''I'm sorry, sir, I've looked up every airport code in the
    country and can't find a rhino anywhere." ''The man 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.'' Now you know why the Government is in the shape that it's in!

    Could anyone be this DUMB?


    I don't write it, I just offer it for your consideration. Like manure, you
    just gotta spread it around. Maybe, just maybe something will grow.

    [woot] [taser1]
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  2. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Can't attest that it's true...I've gotten the same email many times, only it attributed to normal (dumb) folks....not those in politics.....It's still funny. :)

    It was something about "Stupid Requests Airline Folks Get"...

    Here's your sign...
  3. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    Unfortunately,.... I believe it......
    You see we had a mayor here Sam Campana that used to call 911 all the time, because she was lost in Scottsdale and needed directions....she was elected mayor there!
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