Joke 754

16 Apr

While we are on the subject…

Real requests fielded by an American travel agent.

  • A New Hampshire Congresswoman asked me to book her an aisle seat on the airplane.  She did not want her hair to get messed up by being near the window.
  • I got a call from a Congressman who wanted to go to Cape Town. I started to explain that he needed a passport. He interrupted me with, “I’m not trying to make you look stupid, but Cape Town is in Massachusetts.”  Without trying to make him lose face, I calmly explained, “Cape Cod is in Massachusetts, Cape Town is in South Africa.”  The response – click, the phone went dead.
  • A Senior Vermont Congressman called, furious about a Florida package we booked for him. I asked for details of what was wrong with the hotel 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 am looking at 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 looked at the reservation, I noticed that they only had a one-hour stop-over in Dallas. When I asked him why he wanted to rent a car for just an hour, he said, “I heard Dallas was a big airport, and we will need a car to drive between the gates to save time.”

From Will & Guy


17 Responses to “Joke 754”

  1. Three Well Beings April 16, 2013 at 06:02 #

    I loved Jack Benny! My parents watched his show and listened to him on the radio…he was a favorite!


  2. viv blake April 16, 2013 at 06:53 #

    No wonder the world’s in a state of collapse with politicians like those!


  3. benzeknees April 16, 2013 at 07:30 #



  4. sharechair April 16, 2013 at 11:54 #

    I saw Jack Benny on stage in … well, about, 1972-ish. It was in an outdoor theatre in New Jersey. I don’t remember him being particularly funny that day (although I always enjoyed his deadpan self on tv), but it was fun to see such an icon in person!


  5. April 16, 2013 at 12:47 #

    My first laugh of the day! Thanks!


  6. Katharine Trauger April 16, 2013 at 13:39 #

    These people all had their own phone? Wow. Scary.


  7. SidevieW April 16, 2013 at 16:14 #

    I know Dallas Forth Worth airport well, and the car rentals are outside (with bus transport) the whole circle for terminals.

    What worries me is these people are walking around, and booking trips somewhere for some official purpose. Oh dear!


  8. mairedubhtx April 16, 2013 at 17:42 #

    A car to get from one gate to another in Dallas–might be a good idea. 🙂


  9. slpmartin April 16, 2013 at 17:45 #

    Sounds a bit like the logic of some politicians.


  10. SchmidleysScribbling April 16, 2013 at 20:19 #

    We listened to Jack on the radio every Sunday night.
    The fellow playing with Jack in this skit also played “The Great Gildersleve. Dianne


  11. adinparadise April 16, 2013 at 20:56 #

    Thanks for the laughs, Tilly. 🙂


  12. colonialist April 17, 2013 at 00:18 #

    The congressmen seem nearly as dim as our officials!


  13. lanceleuven April 17, 2013 at 13:41 #

    Well there’re some intellectual giants worthy of a taxpayer supplied salary!


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