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A Day In The Life. (Or At Least A Piece Of One.)

On a typically atypical Wednesday morning I made my way to the hotel’s mid-tower and knocked on one of the press-board doors that separate the inmates from those of us that try to run this particular asylum, not having any … Continue reading

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Prelude To The Last Chapter.

What you’re about to read (hopefully all the way through) is an aborted first chapter for what was supposed to be my second book. As you’ve no doubt surmised by now (you clever devils) I’ve decided against going down that … Continue reading

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I Think We’re Due For A Sunday Post, Don’t You?

Well, the hotel has new lobby furniture, but otherwise, it’s business as usual. Case in point, at 8:00 A.M. this morning I rolled my luggage cart past the most obvious hooker I have ever cast my bellman eyes upon in … Continue reading

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This Is Not A Post.

This is the hospitality industry’s equivalent of communication from the front. I feel like a soldier writing to his sweetie from a foxhole. Except, I’m not a soldier, I’m a bellman. And you’re not my sweetie, you’re my loyal, understanding … Continue reading

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More Canadian Lily and Lobby Confessions.

Yes, I know “Canadian Lily” sounds like a brand of alcohol, but I was in the zone. Shut up. If you haven’t read Lily Morgan’s 5×5 installment yet, you’re cheating yourself. Go back and do it – NOW!   Lily … Continue reading

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Lies The Hook Told Me…

Yes, this makes two posts in two days. What can I say? I’m riding a creative wave that’s sure to collapse soon… Two simple truth about the hospitality game: Sometimes you have to lie to guests. A bellman can’t change … Continue reading

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Top Ten Signs Your Vacation Date is Dead on Arrival.

Over the course of my fifteen years as a bellman, I’ve seen hundreds of couples that are traveling together for the first time. Some of these trips go well. Some do not.   The first five are “guy-centric”: 1) Your … Continue reading

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