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Meet The Two Biggest Douchebags… EVER!

This is NOT a case of creative license, folks. These two guests have truly earned their shared title. Truly. I arrive at a room at 8 am after four glorious days off (for which Fate decided to punish me, it … Continue reading

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A Week In The Life Of The Hook!

MONDAY:  This casually dressed Middle Eastern gentleman rolled into the hotel in a rented Lamborghini  that, unfortunately for him and anyone else in his path, turned out to be a lemon. Along with his female partner-in-crime, he cut a bloody path of verbal destruction across … Continue reading

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Meet The Original Douchebag!

 My father-in-law, God bless him, is a retired widower who, like most people his age has a daily routine he follows faithfully. Three times a day he heads out to the local Tim Hortons coffee shop for a cup of … Continue reading

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Dear Universe, About These Douchebags You’ve Been Sending My Way…

To begin, I want to acknowledge that I accept the fact that there is a certain hierarchy to how the Universe functions; the Big Guy is too busy to meddle in the affairs of a  little speck like The Hook, … Continue reading

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Tip Dodgers – Why Can’t We Shoot Them?

There are Wedding Crashers. There are Draft Dodgers. There all sorts of individuals who have made it their life’s work to bend society’s rules, which doesn’t usually bother The Hook. Except in one case. When you’re travelling and you accept the help … Continue reading

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When Is $5 Worth $1,500?

Some people will do anything to save a buck. Believe me. A bellman finishes loading several suitcases, small coolers and shopping bags onto his cart. A second couple staying in the room decided to manage their own bags. The bellman, using … Continue reading

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The “Hum” – A Hotel Mystery.

On a crisp, fall evening a guest at a major hotel called the front desk complaining of a persistent, humming noise. After the female security agent met with the married guests, (the husband in particular, was on edge) and was … Continue reading

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“The Pat”, and other ways people avoid tipping.

Once upon a time, the world was a simpler place and people showed respect for each other. When a guest checked into a hotel they were greeted by a bellhop, his smile and cart at their service. And when they arrived at … Continue reading

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The Children are our Future. Please, Don’t Tie Them to Trees!

The Problem:  Securing a picture of your toddler leaning alone against a tree inside the lobby of a major hotel. The Solution:  Tie said toddler to the tree using a scarf. Yep, you read that correctly. There are people out there who … Continue reading

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A Wheelchair is NOT a Luggage Cart!

She is the progenitor of the family line; the nurturer of spirits and the healer of boo-boos. She is the giver of an endless supply of those hard candies no one under the age of seventy likes. She is known … Continue reading

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