NOVEMBER 7, 2012
From the experience of an airport ticket agent
A New Hampshire Congresswoman asked for an aisle seat so her hair wouldn't get messed up by being near the window. (On an airplane!)
A Kansas Congressman's staffer called about a trip 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 Africa.''
His response – click.
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)
A lawmaker's wife called and asked, ''Is it possible to see England from Canada?''
I said, ''No.''
She said, ''But they look so close on the map.'' (OMG, again!)