Category Archives: Humor

SUMMER’S HERE! TIME FOR A TRAVEL TIP – OR TWO…

There has been a fundamental shift in the hospitality industry that  has forced front-line personnel like myself to adjust the manner in which we carry out our duties. In other words, more and more douchebags have begun to appear on … Continue reading

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The Bellman Chronicles Goes “Live” – At Last!

OCTOBER 22, 2010: After much consideration and with tremendous trepidation, The Hook launches his first blog and joins the ranks of the WordPress community. A second blog, The Book of Terrible, soon follows. My life would never be the same. … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Bell Call….

12:54 P.M.:  I arrive at a room – at the guest’s request – only to be told, through a partially opened door, “I need ten minutes! Check next door, they have bags too!”  TRAVEL TIP: Request a bellman…  When you … Continue reading

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The Circus Comes To The Hook’s Town…

THE SCENE: My kitchen: Friday, June 15, 9:07 P.M. The family is gathered in the kitchen – as per usual – each occupied with their own activities: Sarah is eating and working on her own literary masterpiece, The Misadventures of … Continue reading

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The Hook Hits Comic-Con!

As adults we have very “special days” to look forward to – we’re too busy making sure days like Christmas are special for the rugrats to really enjoy them –  so today was a day of great significance for The … Continue reading

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More Sunday Morning Shenanigans With the Hook!

You ever have one of those days? We’ve all experienced those moments that make us feel like the puppet masters controlling the universe are out to get us, right?  And of course, those moments are intensified when we’re in the … Continue reading

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An Elevator Ride With The Hook…

You never know what you’ll overhear… A prototypical middle-aged couple recently decided an elevator – filled with departing guests – was the perfect place to discuss their child’s artistic leanings: BEWILDERED DAD: I just don’t get it, (long sigh) what’s … Continue reading

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The Hook On… Hookers: Part Two!

In keeping with my ongoing examination of the ever-changing state of the hospitality industry, I’d like to take a look at those who, until now, have been nocturnal creatures, prowling hotel bars and hallways long after the sun has given … Continue reading

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The Hook Presents… The Bellman Chronicles!

Well, the road has been long and the process has confounded me time and again, but with more than a little support from friends (blogging and otherwise!), family and dozens of CreateSpace wizards, my mission is complete! I’ve distilled fifteen … Continue reading

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The Hook Faces An Old Enemy….

I’ll say it again: titles are hard. At any rate… I recently found myself surrounded by dozens of scantily-clad (very much so!) young ladies sporting wild hairstyles and wearing make-up reminiscent of Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome. A man my age … Continue reading

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