Why Our Country Is In Deep Trouble

Why Our Country Is In Deep Trouble

This is a discussion on Why Our Country Is In Deep Trouble within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Perhaps this will help explain it. A Washington, DC airport ticket agent offers some examples of why our country is in trouble! 1. I had ...

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    Talking Why Our Country Is In Deep Trouble

    Perhaps this will help explain it.

    A Washington, DC airport ticket agent offers some examples of why our country is in trouble!

    1. 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.

    2. 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 stupid, I calmly explained, "Cape Cod is in Massachusetts, Capetown is inAfrica," Her response - click.

    3. A 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's not possible, since Orlando is in the middle of the state. He replied, "Don't lie to me, I looked on the map andFlorida is a very thin state!"

    4. 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."

    5. An aide for a cabinet member once called and asked if he could rent a car in Dallas. When I pulled up the reservation, I 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."

    6. An Illinois Congresswoman called last week. She needed to know how it was possible that her flight fromDetroit 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.

    7. A New York lawmaker 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?" She 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 her on hold for a minute while I looked into it (I was laughing) I came back and explained the city code for Fr esno, CA is (FAT), and the airline was just putting a destination tag on her luggage.

    8. 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 Hawa ii?"

    9. 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 planes have numbers on them."

    10. A lady 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! , FL. on a commuter plane. She said, "Yeah, whatever, smarty!"

    11. 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 that he needed a visa. "Oh, no I don't. I've been to Chinamany times and never had to have one of those." I double checked and sure enough, hi! s 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!"

    12. 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 lo oked 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".

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


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    I saw this the other day but printed up as just things Americans had said. Totally doubt it's real, but it's still pretty funny.

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    You doubt it?

    I certainly don't.

    I know people that still don't know who is interned in Grant's tomb.

    I once asked someone to show me on the globe where on Earth is Washington, DC. After looking for a minute, she pointed to Washington.......state. She was a year from receiving her BA from Ball State University.

    Not long ago, I talked with someone who thought it was ".....being on the lamb", as opposed to "lam". (Perhaps they thought they were speaking of living in Alabama or Kentucky?)

    As Ron White says, "You just can't fix stupid."

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    Funny, regardless!

    Quote Originally Posted by Steelhorse
    As Ron White says, "You just can't fix stupid."


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    This is the result of Government By the Poeple, For the People... and the fact that people never get the Government they want, but what they deserve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelhorse

    As Ron White says, "You just can't fix stupid."
    Absolutely


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    True or not - some probably very believable!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelhorse
    I certainly don't.

    I know people that still don't know who is interned in Grant's tomb.

    I once asked someone to show me on the globe where on Earth is Washington, DC. After looking for a minute, she pointed to Washington.......state. She was a year from receiving her BA from Ball State University.

    Not long ago, I talked with someone who thought it was ".....being on the lamb", as opposed to "lam". (Perhaps they thought they were speaking of living in Alabama or Kentucky?)

    As Ron White says, "You just can't fix stupid."
    No, I totally believe that it was/has been said by people before. I just don't think they're all quotes from politicians since I've seen three different incarnations of this list.

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    Could have been Lawyers? But that be same same.

    Still very

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelhorse
    I know people that still don't know who is interned in Grant's tomb.
    As a matter of fact about 95% of Americans don't know who is interred in Grant's tomb. And about 98% of the people who think they know are wrong. People who think they know will say, U. S. Grant. This is incorrect. U. S. Grant and his wife, Julia Dent Grant, are entombed there. But no one is interred, nor is anyone buried in Grant's tomb.

    But I agree that this country is in trouble because we have the inmates running the asylum.
    George

    Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe. Albert Einstein

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    http://www.snopes.com/travel/trap/congress.asp

    Almost every one of these funny things forwarded and posted ad nauseam is completely made up.

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