There are a lot of bad ways to start a vacation. Employees in the travel industry telling you, “I have no idea where that is,” is one of them.
Certainly, there are worse employees than others. If you have dropped your child off at the resort day care center and you hear this phrase upon your return that is very bad. (This has never happened to me, but I suspect it’s not good for the hotel’s Michelin rating.)
Near the top, however, is someone from an airline saying “I have no idea where that is.” Again, keeping it relative, the worst is when they use this phrase in regards to an airplane or a child dropped off in their care. (This has never happened to me, but I suspect it’s possible given that most airlines are run by idiots.)
Right up there, though, is the nice lady at the Orlando airport telling you at nearly 1 a.m. as she looks for your child seat and luggage: “I have no idea where that is.” And then – this is fun – asking you: “Have you checked everywhere?”For the complete article see the 07-04-2012 issue.
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