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Category Archives: Travel
There Are No Simple Questions When You’re The Hook!
Posted on 2015/11/13 by The Hook
Before We Begin: This post was written a year ago, hence the tension laced throughout. I’ve actually mellowed since, but I thought you’d like this piece nonetheless. After all, who doesn’t love a good rant, right? Enjoy. QUESTION: What do … Continue reading →
Posted in Hotel Employees, Hotel Life, Humor, Life, Postaweek2011, Social Commentary, Travel, Uncategorized | Tagged Bags and Luggage, Eric Foreman, Luggage, NaBloPoMo, That '70s Show, travel | 10 Comments
I originally pitched this to The HuffPost, but since they hate me and NEVER respond to my work…
Posted on 2014/03/01 by The Hook
Seriously, they love Ironic Mom Leanne Shirtliffe, but the folks at The HuffPo hate my guts so much they refuse to even respond to any of the numerous pitches I’ve sent them over the years. Is a simple “Drop dead, … Continue reading →
The Hook Adresses His Critics….
Posted on 2012/07/24 by The Hook
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 →
Posted in Holidays, Hotel Employees, Hotel Life, Humor, Life, Postaweek2012, Social Commentary, Travel, Uncategorized | Tagged critics, Denis Leary, Lewis Black, Pepsi, Tourism, travel, Twitter, vacation | 96 Comments
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 →
100 Not-So-Random Thoughts The Hook Has Every Day: Part Two.
Thank you for continuing this journey with me, even though it’s taken awhile. Now, where to begin… Oh wait, I know! 51) “Where was I?” Honestly, I ask myself that question a million times a day. I’m guilty of starting … Continue reading →