| Friday, July 30, 2004
| THOSE INTELLIGENT TRAVELLING FILIPINO POLITICANS
|(sent by a friend USTHS73)
a friend has been a travel agent 30 years. She says, of her 30 years of taking reservation requests from government officials, we are all in trouble. Here are a few choice reservation questions from these bright people.
Sen Tessie Oreta, asked for an aisle seat so that her hair wouldn't get messed up by being near the window.
I got a call from ex-mayor Joey Marquez, who wanted to go to Capetown. Explaining the lenght of the flight and passport information, he interrupted me with," I'm not trying to make you look stupid, but Capetown is in Massachusettes. "Without trying to make him look like the stupid one, I calmly explained, "Cape Cod is in Massachusetts, Capetown is in Africa."
Congressman Mark Lapid called, furious about a Florida package we did for him and TV star Kris Aquino. I asked what was wrong with the vacation in Orlando. He said he was expecting an ocean view room. I tried to explain that was 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."(so he expected to see the ocean on both sides of the hotel!?? Hmmmmmm)
Sen Ralph Recto's wife asked, "Is it possible to see England from Canada?"
I said, "NO" she said, "But---- they look so close on the map."
Senator Lito Lapid asked if he could rent a car in Dallas. I noticed he had only an hour lay-over in Dallas. When asked 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 gate to save time."
Senator Jinggoy Estrada called last week. He needed to know how it was possible that his flight from Detroit left at 8:20am and got to Chicago at 8:33am. I tried to explain that Michigan was an hour ahead of Illinois, but he could not understand the concept of time zones. Finally, I told him the plane went very fast, and he bought that!!...hhmmmmmmm.
Congressman Ronaldo Zamora 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 that?" He replied, "Well when I checked in with the airline, they put the tag on my luggage that said FAT, and I'm overweight. I think that is very rude!" I looked into it and explained the city code for Fresno, California is FAT and the airline was just putting a destination tag on his luggage.
Former Presidential hopeful now TV star Eddie Gil inquired about a trip package to Hawaii. After going over all the cost info, he asked, "Would it be cheaper to fly to California and take the train to Hawaii?"
I just got off the phone with Senator Bong Revilla 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."
VP Noli De Castro asked, "I need to fly to Pepsi-Cola, Fl. Do I have to get on one of those twin engine planes?" I asked if he meant Pensacola, Fl. on a commuter plane. He said, "Yeah, whatever!"
Congressman Dilangalencalled and had a question about the documents needed to fly to China. 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, "I've been to China four times and everytime they accepted my American Express."
Senator Miriam Defensor called to make reservations. "I want to go from Chicago to Rhino, New York"
The agent said, "Are you sure that's the name of the town? "Yes, what flight 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 Rhino anywhere.The lady retorted, "Oh, don't be silly! Everyone knows where it is. Check your map!".The agent scoured the map of the state of New York and finally offered, "You don't mean Buffalo, do you?" then the lady said, "That's it! I knew it was a big animal."
Now you know why the Philippine Government is on the shape that it's in now!!!
|posted by infraternam meam @ 4:18 AM