Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Heathrow Airport

Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Current mood: quixotic

Got to go to London this Sunday for the bread and butter tour of the year. This will be the third year in a row I get to go to the prestigous Chelsea Flower Show. This is where I take 94 grandmothers to visit English Gardens that they've always dreamed of. Insert LOTS of patience.
This is the one I get the best questions from. In 2005, a lovely group of ladies (from the south) plopped down in a cafe in London and promptly said, "Can we use American money here?"
Now dear, if someone from England came to your little cafe in nowheresville usa, can they use British Pounds? Probably not.
Another great one is "Why don't they make the planes stop flying overhead when our guide is talking?" As if we control airport traffic?
And my all time favorite: "Why did they build Windsor Castle so close to the airport?"

Perhaps, maybe... just maybe... the castle was there first?

This one time, a TRAVEL AGENT called and asked our Australia expert about train schedules from New Zealand to Sydney (you may have to check a globe for that one...)

If you find yourself asking these questions, or ones similar to it, please stop. I am not being picky. These are pretty obvious. You make me insane.

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