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The Hook Weighs In…

A recent 20/20 report ( “True Confessions: Hotel Horrors.” I love their flair for understatement)  extolled the virtues of outwitting the hotel service industry by employing a series of “tips” provided by a ten-year veteran of the industry.  Some of … Continue reading

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Summer Fun, “Whales”, and Fan Expo Canada!

When you’re a bellman in a tourist town, summer is both a blessing and a curse. Sure, you have the opportunity to make some cold hard cash but you’ll be using it to buy aspirin. Lots of it. Still, there are … Continue reading

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“Do You Have Any Pushmobiles?”

Sometimes these posts write themselves. You just have to hope the world doesn’t run out of old. wrinkled douchebags who don’t know what you call a device used to carry luggage! You would think after eighty years of walking this … Continue reading

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The Sorted Tale of Housekeeper X!

No, this isn’t The Hook’s first foray into erotic fiction. This is the story of what happens when employees push the limits of “What happens at the hotel, stays at the hotel”. It just doesn’t work that way, folks I … Continue reading

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Sunday is a Day of Rest? Not For The Hook!

Sometimes people just have it coming. Consider the case of the Three Not-So-Wise Men who stumbled over to the Bell Desk just as the Sunday morning check-out rush was ending.  They just couldn’t wrap their three warped heads around a simple concept. … Continue reading

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What I Hate About Hotel Life..Quick Shots.

There is literally an endless list of challenges that Fate throws up in front of The Hook on a daily basis. Here is a quick rundown of a few choice ones. TOURIST MATH : A guest approaches the Bell Desk, stained gym bags, … Continue reading

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The “Hum” – A Hotel Mystery.

On a crisp, fall evening a guest at a major hotel called the front desk complaining of a persistent, humming noise. After the female security agent met with the married guests, (the husband in particular, was on edge) and was … Continue reading

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“The Pat”, and other ways people avoid tipping.

   Once upon a time, the world was a simpler place and people showed respect for each other. When a guest checked into a hotel they were greeted by a bellhop, his smile and cart at their service. And when they arrived … Continue reading

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It walks..It eats..It stays!

  As All Hollows Eve is almost upon us, I thought I would share my personal nightmare; a creature so vile and terrifying, the merest mention of its name sends chills down the spines of all hotel employees. It is..the … Continue reading

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“Weekend Hookers”

I think most of us can agree that as a modern society, we tend to size each other up pretty quickly. After toiling in the hospitality industry for over a decade, The Hook has developed the  ability to assess a … Continue reading

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