When Is $5 Worth $1,500?

Some people will do anything to save a buck.

Believe me.

A bellman finishes loading several suitcases, small coolers and shopping bags onto his cart. A second couple staying in the room decided to manage their own bags. The bellman, using professional courtesy, nevertheless asked the appropriate question, “Would you like to add your things, sir?”

“Just a case of wine and my iPAD. I’ll take those, so I know they’ll be safe.”

Never mind the lack of consideration for the bellman’s feelings (if you don’t trust a bellman, folks, then don’t ask for help!), consider the fact that it may not be that easy to navigate a busy lobby with your hands full.

But no, this guy had it covered. He rested the full case of wine against his weasly chest and had the wife place the iPAD on top. And off they went, weaving through a lobby full of douchebags.

Can you see where this is going?

The case of wine was worth over $500 and the iPAD runs close to $1,000 with taxes and extras.

Sure enough, our thrifty guest bumped into a group of Jersey Shore wannabees and down went the vino and the iPAD. Every single bottle shattered on the marble floor and the technological wonder sounded like a baby rattle when picked up by the sobbing guest.

And so, with one snap decision the weasel cost himself $1,500.

But hey, at least he still had his $5.

Until next time, this is The Hook imploring you, please don’t be a douchebag.

About The Hook

Husband. Father. Bellman. Author of The Bellman Chronicles. Reader of comic books and observer and chronicler of the human condition. And to my wife's eternal dismay, a mere mortal and non-vampire. I'm often told I look like your uncle, cousin, etc. If I wore a hat, I'd hang it on a hat rack in my home in Niagara Falls, Canada. You can call me The Hook, everyone else does.
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3 Responses to When Is $5 Worth $1,500?

  1. roe says:

    hahahah sucker 🙂

  2. Pingback: 2010 in Review « You've Been Hooked!

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