Posted 12 September 2011 - 01:10 AM
What follows are tales/recollections provided by an airport ticket agent in Canberra, Australia's capitol and home to our wonderful politicians:
*A senior Senator 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 politician from Queensland 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 he meant fly to Pensacola Florida on a commuter plane. He said, ''Yeah, whatever, smarty!''
*The Prime Minister 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?'' came the reply. After some searching, I came back with, ''I'm sorry, I've looked up every airport code in the country and can't find a rhino anywhere." ''The PM said, ''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.''
*The PM's aide called and had a question about the documents she and her boss needed in order to fly to China . After a lengthy discussion about passports, I reminded her that she 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, her stay required a visa. When I told her this she said, ''Look, I've been to China four times and every time they have accepted my American Express!''
*I just got off the phone with a Labor politician 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 that number on them.''
And these people are running our country!! Help!!!!! LOL