- why do people want to travel to Antarctica, Alaska and the Arctic? (since I speak for all people, everywhere, this should be quite simple to answer...)
- what are the differences in those three destinations*? (this is akin to asking what the differences are between ANY three destinations in that they are COMPLETELY DIFFERENT PLACES) To be fair, this is a perfectly legitimate question for the average bear to ask - no pun intended (there are bears in both the Arctic and Alaska - but not Antarctica) - however, clients who call us have usually already decided that they want to visit one of these destinations - why? Ask them. The reasons are myriad.
- what would I be missing if I went to Antarctica instead of Alaska? (you would be missing a trip to Alaska...)
- how long has your company been in business? (7 years)
- what is your job title? (Program Manager - although not your Program Manager)
- what is Lori's job title? (also Program manager - YOUR Program Manager)
This went on for a full twenty minutes, and in between questions, after I had answered her most recent inquiry, she would pause, as if searching for something else to ask me about. Anything else. It was as if she was trying to keep me on the phone as long as possible - as if my phone voice was so magnetic (it really is), she could not bear the thought of LETTING ME GO SO I COULD EAT MY LUNCH FOR CRYING OUT LOUD SHE IS NOT EVEN MY CLIENT.
Ergo - delicious Subway sub sandwich that was in no way delicious, and two cookies - also not delicious. Pffft.