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These are from a Washington, D.C. travel agent with 30
years experience working with our congressmen and
women. It will definitely give you pause or wonder how
laws ever get passed if you didn't already wonder!!

Read on . . . (At your own risk !!)

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.

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).

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 Lawmakers 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
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
the gates to save time."

An Illinois Congresswoman called last week (Editorial:
Must have been Carol Mosley-Braun getting ready to
announce her run for the Presidency). She needed to
know how it was possible that her flight from Detroit
left at 8:20am and got into Chicago at 8:33am. 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
it, 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,

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: "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!!!

Should we be worried about the state of the union?

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