REMEMBER TO VIEW THE WORLD THROUGH DIFFERENT EYES.
Yes, it’s your vacation, but unless you travel in a bubble – and even if you do – you have to interact with others who will treat you well if you do the same. Treat a bellman like an imbecile with comments like..
- “This is a laptop! You’re not going to break, right? “
I guarantee you, as far as you’re concerned, the bellman will not be bringing his A-Game to the table! But you have to be aware of others as well. The following was uttered by a healthy, twenty-something, white male..
- If the fire alarm goes off the elevators lock down? Fuck that! I’m now walking forty-seven flights! I’d rather die!”
He’d rather burn to death than walk down forty-seven flights of stairs? No wonder his girlfriend looked at him with an expression that screamed, “I can’t believe I’m letting this douche jump up and down on me for fifteen minutes a night!”
DO NOT FIGHT WITH YOUR SPOUSE OUTSIDE OF THE ROOM!
Couples fight. Period. But if you think fighting in public is cool – especially if you have kids with you – then you’re really a douchebag! Keep the phasers on stun and remember, vacations resonate in our memories forever. Bad behavior while traveling will return to haunt you during every major blowout you take part in for the next twenty years, so watch it!
REMEMBER TO PACK THE GREATEST ASSET GOD GAVE YOU!
I’m not referring to your kids; child labor is still illegal in Canada! Strapping five bags to little Timmy is not displaying ingenuity, it’s called being a cheap douchebag!
Use common sense when traveling – always. If you can’t find the Front Desk, don’t stand around twisting your head in all directions; ask for help or better yet, examine your surroundings and choose the most logical path. We all make stupid mistakes – sometimes (!) – but some travelers just… don’t… think! And trust me, someday, it’s going to cost them dearly.
DO NOT CONDESCEND WHILE TRAVELING!
Here’s the deal: I deliver six bags to a room within ten minutes of arrival and the Dad decides to call his wife out to inspect the delivery and make sure, in his words “The bellman didn’t take anything!” He then turns to me, “We’ve had it happen before!” He was certainly within his rights to be certain he was treated fairly, but COME ON! Even if you are a superior being – which most people certainly are not – you have to treat the “lesser beings” with respect when suspecting them of theft or any other situation, for that matter!
Unless of course, the next tip applies to you.
IF YOU’RE A GREAT TIPPER, MAKE SURE PEOPLE KNOW IT!
You can pretty much get away with murder – I’ve seen it – if you make it apparent you will be taking good care of service personnel. I’ll tolerate a bad attitude – if I know there’s a big payday waiting for me at the finish line.
BEFORE WE PART WAYS AGAIN…
I’ve been awarded the following honor…
The lovely Zolemia from Zolemia’s Blog is responsible recognizing my greatness/madness and to her I issue a hearty, “YOU ROCK, GIRL!” The basic concept here is to pass the award along to five fellow bloggers, but The Hook being The Hook, I find myself unable to fully comply.
Between both my blogs, I have almost 300 subscribers – from all walks of life and various countries – who all rock incredibly hard. How can I possibly single out a mere five? By the way, Giancarlo at twisteen also gave me the Versatile Blogger Award (Thanks, young lady!), another honor I feel undeserving of, but I keep getting it!
However, this does afford me the rare opportunity to attend to some administrative matters concerning my blogs. Here now, for the first time, are The Hook’s rules and regulations regarding Comments and Likes.
I attempt to visit as many Freshly Pressed blogs as I can, – although it’s tough sometimes – and I always make a point to leave comments on at least 5-10 posts. Anyone can jump on the FP bandwagon but I try to go further and develop a “feel” for the many different WordPress blogs out there. Bloggers will see a spike – to say the least – in their stats while their work remains in such a prominent position, but the bubble bursts fast! Try to go further, my fellow bloggers – you’ll be amazed at what you find!
I make a reciprocal visit to every blogger who is kind enough to comment on my blogs. If they’re an old friend who I may not have visited in a while, I try to catch up.
The same applies to “likes’. Sometimes, however, bloggers don’t link their blog to their Gravatar. That is, in my humble opinion, an error in judgement. MAKE SURE PEOPLE CAN FIND YOU!
I’m having trouble maintaining ongoing blogging relationships with my subscribers, but I’m improving every day – I think!
That’s all for now, folks. Take care of yourselves.