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NEVER A Dull Moment In My World…

My apologies for the unoriginal title, friends. I know I’ve said it before – and I’ll say it again, count on it – but it bears mentioning frequently. JOE:  (A senior valet driver whose youthful exuberance is refreshing.)  Look what … Continue reading

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Ten-Hut! There’s an Inspection Today, So Straighten Up And Fly Right, Maggots!

There’s an inspector from Head Office (a term that shouldn’t make me giggle so much, but it does), in the hotel today and so, as anyone with a modicum of familiarity with the inner workings of bureaucratic thinking knows, all … Continue reading

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Five Minutes of My Life.

Experiment time, kids! Here is a brief snippet of my day, written before the first call of my shift. And nothing more. Shall we begin? So, despite my best efforts to the contrary, Sunday is here. Again. At the moment, … Continue reading

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Things Running Through My Mind Right Now.

Yes, I’m still distracted by life. And its early. You know what that means, don’t you? It’s list time! 1)  “Why’s it so warm in the lobby? Oh yeah, Engineering fixed the heat! They didn’t just say they fixed the … Continue reading

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A Typical Call On A Typical Day.

(Well “typical” in my world, that is.) He had the motive: His years were advanced, but the fire still burned. He had the opportunity: Specifically, a nimble young strawberry blonde minx splayed across a hotel couch, her nubile young body … Continue reading

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31 Things No One Ever Told You About Being A Bellman.

The icy, unfeeling, unrelenting grip of wintertide has tested my soul as it never has before, numbing my fingers and freezing my mind’s processes in place for moments that stretch to hours. However, hope springs everlasting. It certainly doesn’t feel … Continue reading

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The Stillness Before The Blast of Human Suffering.

Because “The calm Before the Storm” just wasn’t going to cut it. 7:31 am:  The lobby is still and void of travelers, but the lifeless tones of Muzak fills the cold Canadian March air that fills my lungs and the … Continue reading

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