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REAL STORIES FROM FROM WASHINGTON, D.C.

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posted on Mar, 4 2003 @ 06:06 PM
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I have no idea if this is true, but if it is I'm surprised we still have a government!

REAL STORIES FROM FROM WASHINGTON, D.C.



The following are actual stories provided by a retiring Washington, D.C.
travel agent of 30+ years:



I had a New Hampshire congresswoman ask for an aisle seat on the airplane
so that her hair wouldn't get messed up by being near the window.



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
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 like the
stupid one, I calmly explained, "Cape Cod is in Massachusetts, Capetown
is in Africa." Her 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 is 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!!!"



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."



An aide for a Bush cabinet member once called and asked if they could
rent a car in Dallas. When I pulled up the reservation, I noticed they had
only a one-hour lay-over 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 the gates to save time."



An Illinois congresswoman called last week. She needed to know how it
was possible that her flight from Detroit left at 8:20 am and got into
Chicago at 8:33 am. I tried to explain that Michigan was an hour ahead of
Illinois, but she could not understand the concept of time zones. Finally,
I told her the plane went very fast, and she bought that!



A New York lawmaker called and asked, "Do airlines put your physical
description on your bag so they know who's luggage belongs to who?" 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 is very rude?" After putting her on hold for a minute while
I "looked into it" (I was actually laughing) I came back and explained the
city code for Fresno, CA is (FAT), and that the airline was just putting a
destination tag on her luggage.



A senator's aide called in inquiring 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?"



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 darn
planes have numbers on them."



A lady senator called and said, "I need to fly to Pepsi-Cola, FL. 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!!"



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 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!"



A New Mexico Congresswoman called to make reservations, "I want to go
from Chicago to Rhino, New York." The agent was at a loss for words.
Finally, the agent asked "Are you sure that's the name of the town?" "Yes,
what flights do you have?" replied the lady. After some searching, the
agent 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!" The agent
scoured a map of the state of New York and finally offered, "You don't mean
Buffalo, do you?" "That's it! I knew it was a big animal", she
admitted!!!



Now you know why government is in the shape that it's in! And we vote
for these people????






Teofilo "Bonnie" Bonifacio Jr.
Safety Manager
Hale Koa Hotel
Honolulu, HI 96815-1998
955-9175/955-9121 (Fax)




posted on Mar, 4 2003 @ 07:54 PM
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Holy Moly!! How is it that these people float to the "top" to run our country while there are alotof intelligent people who don't run? My country sometimes confuses me!!



posted on Mar, 4 2003 @ 08:06 PM
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Intelligent and motivated people prosper in a free market economy and have no desire to get involved in the political world (for the most part). That leaves the rest of us to do it.
Kind of like that old law school saying:

A students go to work for C students, and B students become judges.



posted on Mar, 4 2003 @ 08:16 PM
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Kind of the Dilbert priciple applied to politics? The more inept and stupid you are the further up you make it in the food chain? Figures



posted on Mar, 4 2003 @ 09:06 PM
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Originally posted by observer
Kind of the Dilbert priciple applied to politics? The more inept and stupid you are the further up you make it in the food chain? Figures


Than that means someday I'll be King of the World!



posted on Mar, 5 2003 @ 11:43 AM
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Originally posted by observer
Holy Moly!! How is it that these people float to the "top" to run our country while there are alotof intelligent people who don't run? My country sometimes confuses me!!

...Not all intelligent people have enough money to run for an Office...They see *more important* things in life than acquiring excessive amounts of wealth. Others are too smart to be wasting money on campaigning!


Perhaps we should send such a list to the UN so that they can see exactly the type of "leaders" that we Americans have to put up with...And what type of idiocy our "Qualifications Procedures"*don't* screen out. It might not hurt to add the "Dilbert Principle" to the list so that they can understand *fully*...



posted on Mar, 5 2003 @ 11:57 AM
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well i fully plan on running for congress some day so i guess that means i'll just run the place lol

funny stuff



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