A RARE REALITY
As much as I love receiving two-dollar-tips on a 40-dollar-ticket with: five iced tea refills (with lemon), three extra dressings, and ten extra napkins for a spilled drink, I don't know that I can cope with this five times a night anymore.
@ the hotel:
"Hello sir, how was your stay?""Well, <with a severely pained expression> let's just say we're glad we're leaving."
"Oh good. You must be going somewhere fun then!"
"...well..uh. Not only was a vanity bathroom light bulb out <out of the ten that surround the mirror>, but we found dust on our toilet seat and our pillows were just plain stiff. It just made it really hard to enjoy our stay. That kinda stuff is downright unacceptable young man."
"???hmm... I can imagine. Well have a good day."
"Yeah right.. we'll be telling all of our friends back home about how terrible your place is."
"Okay, have a good day sir."
Sound ridiculous? We are graced with gentlemen like this far too often. Women too.
Another thing. Discounts for the elderly? I'm glad my hotel does not offer these, and now secretly relish the times I get to relay that bit of information. I don't understand them. Why do people get discounts for being old? Sure, here's a room for 30% off that your going to find reasons to be picky about and unhappy with anyways.
-Okay, okay. I know I'm generalizing and being stereotypical, but I had to vent. I just hope someone gives me a good knock on the side of the head before I reach a good age and start acting "old and senile."
OLDIES: step up your game, cuz your rep be hurtin.