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, laundry baskets and coolers in tow. The following exchange usually takes place.

Tourist: Can you hold our bags?

The Hook: Certainly, how many bags do you have?

Tourist: (Sighing that math is involved) Let’s see..

At this point is important to note that tourists don’t like to count unless it involves alcohol, casino winnings or food.

Tourist: 1..2..3 (Long pause, during which The Hook foolishly assumes the guest is done and retrieves 3 luggage tags)..8!

The Hook: (Struggling to contain his growing frustration) Okay,,sir, I’ll just go get a Bell Cart for your luggage.

Tourist: You mean a rolly thing?

The Hook: (Shuddering inside) Yes sir, a rolly thing.

See you in the lobby, kids…


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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12 Responses to What I Hate About Hotel Life: Quick Shots.

  1. eva626 says:

    haha the rolley thing! thats funny….I end up saying “adj.” thingy to most of the stuff..lol

  2. I’ll have you know, “rolly thing” is the correct terminology. 😉

  3. Now I know that it is a “bell cart.”

  4. Hahaha….I hope you are compiling a book 🙂

  5. bellemedland says:

    “shuddering inside” – awesome! An ‘lol’ moment. Thanks 🙂

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