Category: Geography

You may call them “lost”, but we prefer the name “geographically disadvantaged.”

The Linguistic Frontier

| Alaska, USA | Geography, Language & Words, Tourists/Travel

(I was born and raised in Alaska. I’ve been told by a lot of people that I sound very generically American. I’ve been answering questions for this couple for about five minutes.)

Me: “Let me know if there’s anything else I can help you with!”

Male Tourist: “No, we’ll be fine, thanks.”

Me: “Okay. Enjoy your stay!”

Female Tourist: “Thanks, honey. You speak real good English for being an Alaskan!”

Rolling High Doesn’t Sound Quite Right

, | Ontario, Canada | Geography

(I work in an airline call center where we make reservations and make changes to existing reservations such as seat/meal requests.)

Customer: “I’d like a window seat for my return trip”

Me: “Okay, no problem. Let me check availability for you.”

(I book the seat for her.)

Me: “Okay, I was able to book you in 31K, which is a window seat on your return flight from Frankfurt to Seattle.”

Customer: “What?! I’m on a PLANE? I thought I was taking a bus?!”

Me: “Yes, I assure you it is a plane, as it is difficult to cross the Atlantic on a bus.”

Customer: “Thanks so much. I am so excited about going on a plane!”

When There’s A Will, There’s No Way

| Buford, GA, USA | Geography

Customer: “Could you please tell me where the restrooms are?”

(I point in the direction of the restrooms.)

Me: “Yes, sir, it is right there beside the bakery.”

(The customer points in the opposite direction.)

Customer: “Beside the chocolate store?”

(I point again at the restrooms.)

Me: “No, sir, beside the bakery. Right there.”

(The customer points in the wrong direction again.)

Customer: “Over there?”

Me: “Sir, it is between the food court and the bakery. Right there.”

Customer: “Oh, okay. I got ya.” *walks off in the wrong direction*

Social Notworking

, | Arizona, USA | Extra Stupid, Geography, School

Me: “Good morning! ASU Information.”

Caller: “Umm, yeah, hi. Where am I?”

Me: “You have reached the ASU information desk. How can I help you?”

Caller: “No. I mean, like, where am I?”

Me: “Could you be more specific please?”

Caller: “Dude, I don’t know where I am. Can you find me?”

Me: “Are there people near you?”

Caller: “Um, yeah.”

Me: “Do any of them know where you are?”

Caller: “How do I find that out?”

Me: “Walk up to one of them, smile, and ask them if they know where you are.”

Caller: “Okay, thanks!” *fumbling around, muffled talking, phone beeping* “You are so awesome; it worked! Thanks!”

The Great State Of Confusion, Part 6

| New Jersey, USA | Geography, History

(My university has a very long winter break which allows me to work over the holidays. I am working the Christmas season when a customer begins to make small talk.)

Customer: “What high school do you go to, sweetheart?”

Me: “I am actually in college and am just working seasonal.”

Customer: “Oh! Where do you go?”

Me: “The University of Delaware.”

Customer: “What state is that in?”

Me: “Delaware.”

Customer: “Yes, honey, I heard you but what state is that in?”

Me: “The state is Delaware.”

Customer: “When did Delaware become a state?”

Me: “It was the first state in 1776.”

Customer: *stays quiet for the rest of the transaction*

Related:
The Great State Of Confusion, Part 5
The Great State Of Confusion, Part 4
The Great State Of Confusion, Part 3
Make Benefit Glorious Guestlogisticstan
The Great State Of Confusion, Part 2
The Great State Of Confusion
The Great State Of Ignorance

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