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Sep 14, 2018 09:09:57   #
Maddie1936 wrote:
A DC 'airport ticket agent' offers some examples of why the US is in so much 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 Cape Town. 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 Cape Town is in Massachusetts ..''

Without trying to make him look stupid, I calmly explained, ''Cape Cod is in Massachusetts, Cape Town is in South 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 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 numbers 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 and fly 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 it's in!

Could ANYONE be this DUMB?

A DC 'airport ticket agent' offers some examples o... (show quote)

Sorry, but this "urban myth" email has been floating around since 2003. It's super funny, but also false.
Sep 14, 2018 09:17:35   #
a.ledge (a regular here)
Very funny. Unfortunately true. The left hand dosn’t know what the right hand is doing.
Sep 14, 2018 09:19:51   #
Metrogal (a regular here)
It is very humorous. However, I have seen those particular ones several times over the past years, and each time the people's names are changed. I imagine to reflect who ever is important right now.
Sep 14, 2018 09:21:45   #
I think this really needs some fact checking.
Sep 14, 2018 09:30:03   #
Susan P
flohel wrote:
I think this really needs some fact checking.

Many have pointed out that this is simply not true.

People should use extreme caution when using people's names.

As some have pointed out, there are plenty of real stories to point out the foolishness that travel agents hear every day without spreading untruths about living people wo happen to be Democrats.

Surely our politicians, Democrat and Republican, have enough made verifiable stupid comments to amuse us all!

Here are a couple that a friend told me years ago after working on a cruise ship in Alaska:

When looking at the spectacular view of the mountain ranges "You could see really far if it weren't for those mountains."

When seeing the amazing Alaskan wildlife "I don't see what all the fuss is about, you can see all of those animals in the San Diego Zoo.'
Sep 14, 2018 09:42:38   #
hazelroselooms (a regular here)
Plesse check your facts beforeosting this kind of thing. This is part of what keeps this country in this mess. Always retain your skepticism about anything you read on the net!
Sep 14, 2018 09:50:01   #
Sep 14, 2018 09:53:50   #
In answer to your question, look at their fearless leader!
Sep 14, 2018 10:00:35   #
The Reader
This is obviously satire. Good ones, though!
Sep 14, 2018 10:01:15   #
ilmacheryl (a regular here)
However, there are many people who still think that New Mexico is a foreign country. I have encountered them personally. New Mexico has been a state a few months longer than Arizona.
Sep 14, 2018 10:04:09   #
Marge St Pete (a regular here)
Sep 14, 2018 10:50:06   #
grannybell (a regular here)
Wonder who started this quite humorous joke. Notice the "characters" are all or mostly all Dems.?
Sep 14, 2018 11:00:23   #
They do make you wonder!
Sep 14, 2018 11:07:21   #
sigridsmith (a regular here)
This started in 1999 with a list of travel agent stories: no names or occupations. Then in the 2000's it morphed into stories of generic congresspeople and their aides. Now Democratic names have been added... much more specific. The stories themselves are probably true and funny but the attribution to actual people is decidedly not funny.
Sep 14, 2018 11:26:00   #
Maddie1936 - Russian hacker in our midst or someone who's been unwittingly a messenger for the Russians?

#1 All of these ridiculous lies that you posted are about Democrats. Incredible odds that none are Republicans. Must be Putin behind this.
#2 If this were really true, you'd be afraid to lose your job with the airline and would be incredibly stupid to post this - with names.

If you really are NOT a Russian, then you should carefully verify the nonsense that the Russian hackers are sending you. Please! Be aware of what's going on in American politics!
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