That’s why we are in trouble…

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A DC airport ticket agent offers some examples of why the USA is in trouble!

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. (You have to be kidding me)

2. 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, and 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 stupid, I calmly explained, ”Cape Cod is in Massachusetts , Capetown is in Africa . ”

Her response – “click.”

3. 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’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.” (Good Lord!)

6. An Illinois Congresswoman 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. (No comment)

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 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 her luggage. (Too funny)

8. A Senator’s aide 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 ?” (Train…definitely)

9. 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 planes have numbers on them.” (Oh Boy)

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?”

I asked if she meant fly to Pensacola , FL on a commuter plane.

She said, ”Yeah, whatever, smarty!” (LOL)

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. He replied, ‘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!” (Lord help us)

12. A New Mexico Congresswoman 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 lady. After some searching, I 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!”

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.”


Part of me hopes, that all of this is just made-up and the other part already knows better.

Now you know why the Government is in the shape that it’s in!
I don’t want to be too disrespectful, but how can anyone be this DUMB?




11 thoughts on “That’s why we are in trouble…

    • I read the German news ( I always try to read the news in the country of it’s origin. This way I am the translator and I am not on somebodies mercy. I think the truth is just overwhelming in this case, makes one wonder how many people in power positions only function when they take their medication.

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  1. These were priceless and although I agree and like to imagine they are simply jokes, I fear they are the truth. The last time I went through security I set the alarm off twice, pulled over and asked to place my hands over my head so she could check my rear pants pockets as that what was setting it off. I told her twice, I have sweatpants on, there are no pockets at ALL. She still got up close and personal with my bum. Guess all those lunges are paying off 😉

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  2. At Sydney airport I had to take shoes off and my belt. I was asked to hold up hands and bend over. “You have metal somewhere” and we are here to find out.” I almost had a colonoscopy.
    Turned out my hearing aids batteries were the problem.

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