Right Working Romantic Related Learning Friendly Healthy Legal Inspirational Unfiltered

High Commission Brain Attrition

, , , , | Right | July 4, 2010

(A woman tourist in her late thirties rushes up to my desk, followed by a man who appears to be her husband, and three children.)

Tourist: “Ma’am, ma’am, this is an emergency! My family have missed our flight and our passports are gone!”

Me: “I can put you in touch with your high commission, ma’am.”

Tourist: “Oh, yes! Would you?”

Tourist’s Husband: “Sweetheart, I have the passports at the hotel.”

Tourist: “Oh. Well, we still missed our flight! It’s June 18th and we were meant to leave on the 12th!”

Me: “Ma’am, may I see your tickets, please? Then I can put you in touch with your travel agent.”

Tourist: “Here you go!”

Me: “Ma’am, see here.”

Tourist: “Yes, June 12th.”

Me: “No, ma’am. July 12th.”

Tourist: “Oh.”

Tourist’s Son: *looks about eight* “Oh, mom….”

Tourist: “Oh, yeah, can you give us directions to that museum thing, Ta Pape?”

Me: “You mean Te Papa?”

Tourist: “Yeah.”

Me: “This is Te Papa.”


This story is part of the More Clueless Tourists roundup!

Read the next More Clueless Tourists roundup story!

Read the More Clueless Tourists roundup!

Question of the Week

Has a customer ever made an impossible demand? Tell us your story!

I have a story to share!