Any bellman worth his salt knows humor is one of the most powerful weapons in his arsenal.
That, and a medium-sized suitcase that “accidentally” strikes an obnoxious guest in the face, of course.
At any rate, put plainly, this summer has been a brutal one. Not that I mind, especially after I spent last summer on my porch rather than in the hospitality trenches. But back to this summer; yesterday was particularly insane, with one guest elevator down, Dragon Boat racers leaving the premises all at once and the usual surly suspects adding fuel to the fire.
So when I found myself in a crowd of hot, exhausted, increasingly-frustrated travelers who were not content to wait quietly for an elevator, I knew there was only one thing to do.
And so I launched into a brief stand-up routine.
So, I see there are a lot of married couples here. I just became a widower myself… I’m pretty excited about that. I look awesome in black. And I’m getting more tail than ever! Turns out grief is a great aphrodisiac. Who knew?
The crowd gasped.
They were shocked.
They were stunned.
They broke up in one giant wave of laughter.
My job was done. My mission a successful one.
Until the wife reads this, that is.
See you in the lobby, kids..