Ever wonder WHY the Government is in the shape that it's in today?
|I had a New Hampshire Congresswoman ask for an aisle seat
her hair wouldn't get messed up by being near the window. (On an
|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 Cape town is in Massachusetts.' Without trying to make
her look stupid, I calmly explained, 'Cape Cod is in Massachusetts, Cape
town is in Africa.' Her response: click!
|A senior Vermont congressman called, furious about a
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!'
|I got a call from a lawmaker's wife who asked, 'Is it
see England from Canada?' I said, 'No.' She said, 'But they look so
close on the map.' (OMG, again!)
|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.
|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?'
|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.'