Political geography

More experiences of a travel agent in Washington, DC, with politicians among his customers:

1. A New Hampshire congresswoman, who wants to go to Cape Town, calls him. The agent tells her about the length of the flight and the passport information, but she interrupts him with: "Sorry, but Massachusetts is not that far and I do not need a passport." If he asks whether she wants to go to Cape Cod rather than Cape Town, she hangs up.

2. A Vermont Congressman calls to complain that he has no ocean-view room in Orlando. The agent explains that it is not possible, since Orlando is in the middle of the state. The congressman replies: "Be honest. I looked on the map and Florida is a very thin state!"

3. A New Mexico Congresswoman calls: "I want to go from Chicago to Rhino, New York." If the agent asks whether she is sure about the name of the town, she says: "Yes, what flights do you have?" The agent scours a map of the state of New York and asks: “You don't mean Buffalo, do you?" Her reply: "Whatever! I knew it was a big animal."

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