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Vacation in Paradise (1 of 10)
Series: This World Is Not My Home
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How many of you have ever been on a vacation?
Me too. Going on Vacation can be a very pleasurable experience…as long as you know where you're going and what to expect when you get there. But not everybody does.
Travel agents have told stories about people who misunderstood those things:
* One agent said: "I had someone ask for an aisle seat on their airplane so that their hair wouldn't get messed up by being near the window."
* Another said he had a client who called inquiring about a package to Hawaii. After going over all the cost information, she asked "Would it be cheaper to fly to California and then take the train to Hawaii?"
* Still another agent he got a call from a woman who said she wanted to go to Cape Town. He started to the length of the flight to Africa and the passport information when she interrupted saying: "I'm not trying to make you look stupid, but Cape Town is in Massachusetts."
He explained, "Cape COD is in Massachusetts, Capetown is in South Africa."
She hung up.
* One man called his travel agent, furious about a Florida package they'd done for him. The agent asked what was wrong with the vacation in Orlando. The man responded that he was expecting an ocean-view room.
The agent tried to explain that wasn't possible - Orlando is in the middle of the state.
The man replied, "Don't lie to me. I looked on the map and Florida is a very thin state."
* A very nice lady called her agent. She wanted to know how it was possible that her flight from Detroit left at 8:20am and got into Chicago at 8:33am. The agent tried to tell her that Michigan was an hour ahead of Illinois but she could not understand the concept of Time zones.
Finally he told her the plane went very fast, and she bought that!
* Then there was the businessman that called and had a question about the kinds of documents he n ...
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