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Think again. Hard to believe, but funny. :lol:
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Why our country is in trouble!

A Washington, DC, airport ticket agent offers some examples of why our country 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. (On an airplane!)

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." (Aghhhh)

6. An Illinois Congresswoman called last week. She needed to know how it was possible that her flight from Detroit left at8:30 am and got to Chicago at 8:33 am. 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 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 airli ne, 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 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.

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?"

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."

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!"

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. "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!"

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."
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And we're the sheeple placing these ignoramuses in positions of power. Is there any wonder why we are sliding into the abyss?

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VERYYYYYYy scary!!!!!!!
On either Sat. or Sun. morning on Good Morning America they were commented on how much money has been raised by the Presidential candidates so far and how much their compaigns are going to cost them.
So far it looked like Hiliary Clinton and Obama(spelling??? :oops: )were leading.Amazing they had raised millions of dollars.Charging hundreds of dollars for luncheons...
Does anyone think that this all it kind of messed up?????? :roll:
Many many of our very own Americans are living below the poverty line and many more are on the bubble.
It all just blows my mind. :x
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GREAT POST !!!!

When you have the marshals find $100K in cash in a congressman's freezer & he get re-elected, WHO'S WINS the STUPID CONTEST? & the other congressman (both parties) say the Marshal's were out of line getting a warrant!
 

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I like the one where Shelia Jackson Lee (D) Texas, asked when getting a congressional tour of NASA and the Mars probe asked if they could dirve the little thing over to where the astronauts landed!!
 

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I got this in an email yesterday....I don't pay a whole lot of attention to it....afterall, anybody can type an email. They did not confirm how they came to the conclusion, but here it is.

Mike

Is it NBA players or NFL players??
>> By the way, this is true!!!
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>> NBA OR NFL?
>> 36 have been accused of spousal abuse ;
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>> 7 have been arrested for fraud ;
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>> 19 have been accused of writing bad checks ;
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>> 117 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2
>>businesses ;
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>> 3 have done time for assault ;
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>> 71, Repeat 71 Cannot get a credit card due to bad credit ;
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>> 14 have been arrested on drug-related charges ;
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>> 8 have been arrested for shoplifting ;
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>> 21 currently are defendants in lawsuits, and
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>> 84 have been arrested for drunk driving
>> within the last year!!
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>> Can you guess which organization this is?
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>> Give up?
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>> Scroll down
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>> It's the 535 members of the United States Congress!!!
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>> The same group who forgive each other while
>> they crank out hundreds of new laws each year
>> to keep US in line.
 
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