Monday, August 29, 2011


I don't know if this is true but I'd like to believe they are anecdotal so I'm posting this;

An Ottawa West Jet 'airport ticket agent offers some examples of 'WHY' our

country is in trouble!

1. I had a New Brunswick member of parliament ask for an aisle seat so that

her hair wouldn't get messed up by being near the window. (On an airplane!)

2. I got a call from a Manitoba legislature staffer, who wanted to go 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 South Africa.''

His response -- click...

3. A senior B.C. deputy-minister 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)

4. I got a call from a federal minister's wife who asked, ''Is it possible

to see Russia from Canada?''

I said, ''No.''

She said, ''But they look so close on the map'' (OMG, again!)

5. An aide for a cabinet member once called and asked if he could rent a car

in Dallas. I pulled up the reservation and noticed he 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

gates to save time.'' (Aghhhh)

6. A Calgary council member called last week. She needed to know how it was

possible that her flight from Calgary left at 8:30 a.m and got to Vancouver

at 8:33 a.m.

I explained that Alberta was an hour ahead of B.C. but she couldn't

understand the concept of time zones. Finally, I told her the plane went

fast, and she bought that.

7. A Qu├ębec MP called and asked, ''Do airlines put your physical description

on your bag so they know whose luggage belongs to whom?'' I said, 'No, why

do you ask?'

He 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's very rude!''

After putting him on hold for a minute, while I looked into it. (I was dying

laughing). I came back and explained the city code for Fresno, Ca. is FAT

(Fresno Air Terminal), and the airline was just putting a destination tag on

his luggage.

8. A Senator from Saskatchewan 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?''

9. I just got off the phone with a rookie MP from Ontario 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 numbers on them.''

10 A senator 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 she meant fly to Pensacola and fly on a commuter plane.

She said, ''Yeah, whatever, smarty!''

11 A senior federal government official called and had a question about the

documents she 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!''

12 A Newfoundland & Labrador minister called to make reservations, ''I want

to go from St John's 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 man.

After some searching, I came back with, ''I'm sorry, sir, I've looked up

every airport code in the country and can't find a Rhino anywhere."

The man 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.''

Now you know why the Government is in the shape it's in!

Could ANYONE be this DUMB?


1 comment:

Peter Wright said...

It would be downright hilarious if it wasn't so serious, and they think that not only can they run the country, but also tell us what we can and cannot do.