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    ^ I went with a friend to fill out some paperwork, here in California. The employee was taking her information and asked her her place of birth. My friend said, "Cheyenne, Wyoming".

    We sat there and watched the employee look up countries and was scanning through them for "Wyoming"... and the she said, "Hm, I don't see Wyoming in here."

    We looked at each other like "WTF?"... I thought it was a joke, but the employee was dead serious. And I go, "Wyoming, it is a state in the United States." And she goes, "Oooooohhh!."

    How bad is that?!

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    On my mom's first trip to Canada, she was astounded that there were roads and cities up here. She thought it would be all wilderness with trappers, guides and the occasional Mountie.

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    *slaps your mom however many years later*
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    Some American tourists get real pissed off when they try to pay with US$ here in Canada and it's not $1 to $1. Umm, CND $ has been doing better for a while, do your research before you travel

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    When I lived in NYC, I worked in Greenwich Village, right smack dab in the middle. Tourists would ask me where Greenwich Village was. I told them they were already IN Greenwich Village. I had to explain that it's a PART OF TOWN, not an actual village. Morons.

    West Village Greenwich Village East Village

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    Quote Originally Posted by twitchy View Post
    On my mom's first trip to Canada, she was astounded that there were roads and cities up here. She thought it would be all wilderness with trappers, guides and the occasional Mountie.
    I've had people say the same thing about me about Oregon. I think they've only heard of it through the old computer game and the Oregon Trail. "What's it like there, big cities or is it pretty wild?" Umm...what the heck?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeadDwarf View Post
    ^ I went with a friend to fill out some paperwork, here in California. The employee was taking her information and asked her her place of birth. My friend said, "Cheyenne, Wyoming".

    We sat there and watched the employee look up countries and was scanning through them for "Wyoming"... and the she said, "Hm, I don't see Wyoming in here."

    We looked at each other like "WTF?"... I thought it was a joke, but the employee was dead serious. And I go, "Wyoming, it is a state in the United States." And she goes, "Oooooohhh!."

    How bad is that?!
    I have to go to DMV (northern Cal) on Monday. I hope I don't get this fine specimen of a government employee . . .

    *and I actually not only know where Cheyenne is, I've BEEN there, as well as Cody, Greybull and assorted other small unknown Wyoming towns.*
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    Quote Originally Posted by moomies View Post
    Some American tourists get real pissed off when they try to pay with US$ here in Canada and it's not $1 to $1. Umm, CND $ has been doing better for a while, do your research before you travel
    I find it funny when they try to use them in the UK... or france... or somewhere that doesn't take them as legal currency.
    Quote Originally Posted by Corsair View Post
    I have to go to DMV (northern Cal) on Monday. I hope I don't get this fine specimen of a government employee . . .

    *and I actually not only know where Cheyenne is, I've BEEN there, as well as Cody, Greybull and assorted other small unknown Wyoming towns.*
    I'm a Govt employee.....


    and I can tell you that I have to work with those people all day... and if they manage to file all 10 fingernails (not that they can count that far) they think that they've been busy. It makes me want to scream!
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    Does the sun set every night?

    Are the Amish in season?

    How long is a one-day pass good for?

    What time does the 9 o'clock ferry leave?

    How many miles of undiscovered cave are there?

    Why is the CLOSED FOR CLEANING sign on the rest room?

    When do they turn off the waterfalls? (at Yosemite Nat'l Park)

    How come all of the war battles were fought in National Parks?

    Why don't you have better marking in the places where trails do not exist?

    Is that the same moon we see in Vermont?

    Why don't you have more signs saying to keep the area pristine?

    How much does it cost to mail a letter to the U.S.? (from an American tourist in Hawaii)

    If it rains, will the fireworks be held inside?

    Will I need my passport when I get off the ferry on Nantucket?

    What is the altitude? (on a boat passing through the fjords of Alaska's Inside Passage)
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    Stupid Questions asked on cruise ships:

    "Does the crew sleep on board?"

    "How far above sea level are we?"

    "Is the island surrounded by water?"

    "Are all Caribbean islands the same size?"

    "How does the captain know which port to go to?"

    "Can we get off in the Panama Canal?"

    "Does the ship generate its own electricity?"

    "Does the elevator go up as well as down?"

    "Why is the sauna so hot?"

    "Are there two seetings at the midnight buffet?"

    "Do we have to stay up until midnight to change our clocks?"

    "Does the chef cook himself?"

    "What happens to the ice sculptures after they melt?"

    "How many fjords to the dollar?"

    "What time's the 2 o'clock tour?"

    "Where's the bus for the walking tour?"

    "Can you see the equator from the deck?"

    "Does the ship dock in the middle of town?"


    "I'm married, but can I come to the single's party?"

    "How many knots does the ship go to the gallon?"

    "Does the island float?"

    "Do you send the laundry ashore?"

    "Do these stairs go up as well as down?"

    "Why is it my 3-year old can wear shorts but I can't?"

    "Do we have to eat dinner at both seatings?"

    "I know that ships often serve smoked salmon, but I am a non-smoker"

    "Can the iced tea be served hot?"

    "Can you please change this spoon for a fork? I've already got five spoons."

    "Why can't the late-night show be in the morning?"

    "Do we have to leave the ship to go on the tour?"

    "Does the helicopter tour leave from the upper deck?"

    "Will we have time to take the shore excursion?"

    "If I don't buy a shore excursion, am I allowed off in port?"

    "Are the entertainers paid?"

    "Why aren't the dancers fully dressed?"

    "How do we know which photos are ours?"

    "Will the ship wait for the tour buses to come back?"

    "Will I get wet if I go snorkeling?"

    "Is the doctor qualified?"

    "Who's driving the ship if the captain is at the cocktail party?"

    "Does the sun always rise on the left side of the ship?"

    "Is trapshooting always held outside?"

    "Should I put my luggage ourside the cabin before or after I go to sleep?"

    "Does the outside cabin mean it's outside the ship?"

    "Is that the same moon we see at home?"

    "Why did the Greeks build so many ruins?"

    "Windsor Castle is beautiful, but why did they build it so close to the airport?"


    "Are the glaciers always there?"

    "Where is the good shopping in Antarctica?"

    "Was the fish caught this morning by the crew?"

    "Can you tell me what time the volcano will erupt? I want to be sure to take a photograph."

    Passenger: "What is caviar?"
    Waiter: "Fish eggs, sir"
    Passenger: "In that case, I'll have two, over-easy!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    Does the sun set every night?

    Are the Amish in season?

    How long is a one-day pass good for?

    What time does the 9 o'clock ferry leave?

    How many miles of undiscovered cave are there?

    Why is the CLOSED FOR CLEANING sign on the rest room?

    When do they turn off the waterfalls? (at Yosemite Nat'l Park)

    How come all of the war battles were fought in National Parks?


    Why don't you have better marking in the places where trails do not exist?

    Is that the same moon we see in Vermont?

    Why don't you have more signs saying to keep the area pristine?

    How much does it cost to mail a letter to the U.S.? (from an American tourist in Hawaii)

    If it rains, will the fireworks be held inside?

    Will I need my passport when I get off the ferry on Nantucket?

    What is the altitude? (on a boat passing through the fjords of Alaska's Inside Passage)
    Whoa.... isn't that a valid question?
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    .........

    Nooooo generally those areas are made into national parks or memorial parks AFTER lots of people die in them
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    I can't believe that you answer it! ROFLMAO!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    Does the sun set every night?
    lol?!

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    Yes, yes you can get off in the Panama canal. Please do, in fact.
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