A DC airport ticket agent offers some examples of 'why' our country is in trouble!!!
1.) I had a New Hampshire Congresswoman (Carol Shea-Porter) 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 Kansas Congressman's (Moore) staffer (Howard Bauleke), who wanted to go to Capetown. 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 Capetown is in Massachusetts.." Without trying to make him look stupid, I calmly explained, "Cape Cod is in Massachusetts, Capetown is in Africa" his response -- click.
3.) A senior Vermont Congressman (Bernie Sanders) called, furious about a Florida package we did. I ask 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 lawmaker's wife (Landra Reid) who asked, "Is it possible to see England from Canada?" I said, "No" She said, "But they look so close on the map." (OMG, again!)
5.) An aide for a cabinet member (Janet Napolitano) 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 to drive between gates to save time." (Aghhhh)
6.) An Illinios Congresswoman (Jan Schakowsky) called last week. She needed to know how it was possible that her flight from Detroit left at 8:30 a.m, and got to Chicago at 8:33 a.m. I explained that Michigan was an hour ahead of Illinios, 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 Yorker lawmaker, (Jerrold Nadler) 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 John Kerry aide (Lindsay Ross) 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 freshman Congressman, Bobby Bright from Ala 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.) Senator Dianne Feinstein called and said, "I need to fly to Pespi-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.) Mary Landrieu LA. Senator 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 New Jersey Congressman (John Adler) called to make reservations, "I want to go from Chicago to Rhino, New York." I was at 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 that it's in!
Yes, they walk among us, are in politics, and they continue to breed..
Saturday, July 31, 2010
I am very excited to share a new company with you that has a great line fun line of t-shirts and the special people that are behind Good Boy Roy. I think Zack is extremely talented and his designs are "cool" enough for kids of all ages. My daughter received the Hippie Heather t-shirt I think the design is really cool. The screen printing was done really well, and the colors of the drawing itself are nice and bright. My daughter wore it the day we received it because she liked it so much. All her friends liked the shirt also. The characters are so awesome! There are several designs that include the characters that Zack has created. Good Boy Roy is the original character created as a sort of alter ego Zack. Next there is Z Man, Crazy Timmy, Handsome Hen, Hippie Heather, Laughing Lizzy and Rocker Rick.
What is Good Boy Roy? Good Boy Roy is a new line of t-shirts designed, created and drawn by 15 year old Zack. The Good Boy Roy line of t-shirts are fun, humorous, unique and reflect some every day events many kids may do. Good Boy Roy is a fun kid, a good kid, but may do some mischievous things every now and then. The t-shirts and characters are an extension of the love of drawing and cartoon design that Zack has always enjoyed. The purpose of Good Boy Roy is to bring smiles, giggles and laughter to those that see and wear the designs and maybe see themsevles just a bit in the characters.
About the boy behind Good Boy Roy (we call him Zman): He is 15 has always loved to draw. He raced BMX bikes at one time and played baseball most of his life. Zack has always been funny, silly and loves to do impersonations. He is like most kids but has some challenges that he has struggled with growing up, like OCD and ADD, then a strep, infection which is believed to have caused him to develope Tourettes and Tics. (It's called PANDAS)This can all make things pretty chaotic. Zack's drawing usually helped him calm down, was comforting to him and is something he has always been proud of. He is a huge sports fan, his dad is from Georgia so he is a HUGE DAWG fan!!! He has one sister, Kelsie, and 4 dogs.
How Good Boy Roy began... (in Zack's words): One day my mom decided to surprise me and have Roy put on a shirt. I loved it, and so did other people. And the rest as they say is history!! The first character that came to life on a shirt was Roy, mom thought we should call him Good Boy Roy. Like me he really is a good boy but sometimes does things he should not do. And that is what I have always said after something happens that I did not mean to happen, I always say "I really am a good boy", so Roy is kind of my alter ego. I am making new characters almost every day and will put the new designs up on my website as I get them created. So, by now, Good Boy Roy has a whole gang of friends I have created, and they too are now on shirts."
Visit Good Boy Roy website to purchase Zack's t-shirts. Right now Good Boy Roy is offering all my readers a 10% discount by using the code blogblastoff at checkout (good through the end of August)!
Good Boy Roy is offering one Mother of 1 Princess and 2 Princes reader a shirt of your favorite design choice.
MANDATORY: Visit Good Boy Roy and tell me which t-shirt design character, color and size you would like if you are the winner.
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