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Category Archives: Postaweek2012
The Bellman Chronicles Is “Live” On The Kindle!
Posted on 2012/07/20 by The Hook
The final hurdle has been overcome: my love letter to the hospitality industry is now available on the Kindle store. That’s pretty much it, folks. I’d love it if everyone bought it – it’s a steal $4.99 – but even … Continue reading →
10 Terrible Things About Summer: Bellman Edition!
Posted on 2012/07/16 by The Hook
Yes, you’re still reading You’ve Been Hooked! Bear with me, okay? I know how busy we all are this summer, so here is a quick – but hopefully enjoyable – read. I hope it brings you some respite from the … Continue reading →
Posted in Holidays, Hotel Employees, Hotel Life, Humor, Life, Postaweek2012, Social Commentary, Travel, Uncategorized | Tagged Alice Cooper, Amazon.com, Baggage cart, Family, Kim Kardashian, Lolita, summer travelers, travel, vacation | 53 Comments
SUMMER’S HERE! TIME FOR A TRAVEL TIP – OR TWO…
Posted on 2012/07/05 by The Hook
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 →
Posted in Holidays, Hotel Employees, Hotel Life, Humor, Life, Postaweek2012, Social Commentary, Travel, Uncategorized | Tagged Amazon Kindle, Amazon.com, The Bellman Chronicles, travel, travel tips, vacation, Waiter Rant | 45 Comments
The Bellman Chronicles Goes “Live” – At Last!
Posted on 2012/06/28 by The Hook
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 →
Posted in Hotel Employees, Hotel Life, Humor, Life, Postaweek2012, Social Commentary, Travel, Uncategorized | Tagged Amazon.com, Bellman Chronicles, Hunger Games, literature, travel, Twilight, vacation, Wordpress | 115 Comments
Anatomy of a Bell Call….
Posted on 2012/06/21 by The Hook
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 →
Posted in Hotel Employees, Hotel Life, Humor, Life, Postaweek2012, Social Commentary, Travel, Uncategorized | Tagged Baggage cart, crazy hotel guests, Politeness, tip request, tips, travel, travel tips, vacation | 83 Comments
The Circus Comes To The Hook’s Town…
Posted on 2012/06/15 by The Hook
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 →
An Explanation From The Hook…
Posted on 2012/06/12 by The Hook
They say the unknown can be filled with wonder and joyous beauty. I’ve always found it to be filled with shock and awe. I’m sure many of you were puzzled by my Niagara Falls Comic-Con post; I know I was. … Continue reading →
The Hook Hits Comic-Con!
Posted on 2012/06/09 by The Hook
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 →
Posted in Comic Books, Hotel Employees, Hotel Life, Humor, Life, Postaweek2012, Social Commentary, Travel, Uncategorized | Tagged Arts, comic book artists, Krypto the Super Dog, Niagara Falls Comic Con, Red Squirrel | 41 Comments
More Sunday Morning Shenanigans With the Hook!
Posted on 2012/06/06 by 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 →
Posted in Holidays, Hotel Employees, Hotel Life, Humor, Life, Postaweek2012, Social Commentary, Travel, Uncategorized | Tagged Alpha Male, Jersey Shore, old ladies, silver foxes, Sunday, travel, vacation | 60 Comments
The Hook Adresses His Critics….
It was recently brought to my attention that my work is considered to be mean-spirited towards tourists, to which I respond with the following query: so what? Is Denis Leary considered a mean person? Is Lewis Black considered a vindictive … Continue reading →