Friday, March 27, 2009

stupid tourist questions

I used to teach that the only stupid questions are the ones that remain unasked. I have come to know better.

As proof, I offer these actual questions asked by tourists (reported by travel agents and cruise workers):
  • "Are there any lakes in the Lake District?"
  • "In what month is the May Day demonstration?"
  • "Is Wales closed during the winter?"
  • "Why did they build so many ruined castles and abbeys in England?"
  • "What time of night does the Loch Ness monster surface and who feeds it?"
  • "Does this elevator go down, too?"
  • "Can I wear high heels in Australia?"
  • "Which direction is north in Australia?"
  • "Was this man-made?" (asked by a tourist observing the Grand Canyon)
  • "Do you know of any undiscovered ruins?"
  • "How far above sea level are we?" (asked by a passenger while on a cruise)
  • "Is the island surrounded by water?"
  • "What happens to the ice sculptures after they melt?"
  • "How many fjords to the dollar?"
  • "What time's the 2 o'clock tour?"
  • "Will I get wet if I go snorkeling?"
  • "Is that the same moon we see at home?"

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