Thursday, October 20, 2011

Yes, They're Out There!

A DC airport ticket 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 pass port information, and then he interrupted me with, ''I'm not trying to make you look stupid, but Capetown is in Massachusetts ....''
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 t o 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!'' 

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.'' 

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.'' 

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 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 luggage.

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 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 that number on them.''

10. Senator Dianne Feinstein 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 , 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.



Bersercules said...

Wow now I understand american polotics a lot better!

bichonpawz said...

Yes...these are comical! The sad part is that these people are making decisions on our behalf!!

River said...

People really are that dumb!
Take a look at "Not Always Right" over in my sidebar bloglist.
Really, take a look, go right through their archives, you'll be astounded, I promise.

Dawn @Lighten Up! said...

Eva, Eva, I fear for our country. The train to Hawaii! Bwa Ha Haaaa!!!!

Gail said...

Wow, I guess I'm too smart to be in politics!

Brian Miller said...

oh my....sadly funny....that first comment on understanding american politics now....sadly funny as well...

SherilinR said...

nice. i've heard that rhino is lovely in the spring.

She Writes said...

It's the breeding that bothers me most. They are a growing force and it is not pretty.

mary said...

I notice all of these politicians are Democrats. Could it be there are none of these type comments from Republicans because they are flying on corporate jets, personal planes or Koch brothers funded transport.

Jen said...

Sad....but we VOTED for them!!!!

Eva Gallant said...

Bersercules: Glad I could clear things up for you!

Elsie: That is really sweet of you, but I can no longer accept awards.

Dawn: It is very scary!

SheWrites: I agree!

Mary: I didn't notice that, but I'm sure there are an equal number of idiots on both sides!

jen: yeah. That, too, is scary.

Pam said...

HAHAHAHA Thanks for the laugh this morning! These are HILARIOUS! (Found you on SITS!)

Sue said...

Funny AND frightening at the same time!


totsymae said...

Oh my gee! Hilarious and sad.

ipenka said...

When it was aides, I was hoping it was some sort of initiation prank.

You know, get the new kid to order a car, etc. But from the politicians themselves...

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

This explains a lot.

Eva Gallant said...

ipenka: I know; scary, isn't it?

Pam: glad I could give you a chuckle!

totsymae: I agree.

tsonodablog said...

Politics is highly overrated. And apparently....stupid. LOL

Pat said...

Somehow the song, "Shuffling off to Rhino" doesn't sound the same! Ha ha!

These are funny, but oh so embarrassing!

The Retired One said...

Lord help us. Although I was glad to know about the FAT label, you know...just in case it happens to me. LOL

Kristy said...

I am not surprised. I knew I was lots more smarter than them.

Al Penwasser said...

And what's worse: people vote for them.
How many states does the United States have? All of them?

Eva Gallant said...

terri: So true!