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The Tao of Captain Hook.
As you may or may not be aware, my friends, I have recently been promoted to Bell Captain, the ultimate case of the inmate running the asylum. Nevertheless, I’m doing my best to rise to the occasion and keep this … Continue reading
Posted in Hotel Life Tagged hotels, sex, The Hook, travel 24 Comments
A Winter’s Tale From The Bellman Chronicles.
As I’ve often said before, there is a ridiculous amount of downtime when you’re a bellman; guests arrive in waves rather than ripples so I find myself seeking out deep, meaningful conversations with my fellow hospitality wage slaves. I rarely … Continue reading
Posted in Hotel Life Tagged Comfort Inn, hotels, Niagara Falls, The Bellman Chronicles, The Hook 25 Comments
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
Posted in Hotel Life Tagged Asia, Canada, Crasians, Guests, hotel life, hotels, Niagara Falls, Spider-Man, Superman, The Hook, travel 34 Comments
100 Reasons To Not Kill Yourself #49.
We’re going to begin today with a proverb that’s been tweaked over the course of centuries but still rings true, perhaps more than ever in a day and age where living for today is all that matters to most of … Continue reading
Posted in Hotel Life Tagged 100 Reasons To Not Kill Yourself, hotels, JLA: The Nail, life, Ohio, suicide, the future, tourists, travel, travelling 9 Comments
The Bellman Chronicles Revisited.
I haven’t written much about my life in the hospitality trenches lately so here’s a brief look into my world. As a bellman I have one goal to achieve while I’m on a call (in lay terms that refers to … Continue reading
Posted in Hotel Life Tagged bellmen, cash, cheddar, Guests, hotels, Niagara Falls, tips, travel 11 Comments
Sunday Morning Shenanigans And Sobering Realities.
So the usual wave of Sunday morning chaos has washed over the hotel like a garbage-filled tide on a Los Angeles beach once more. (Yes, I paint with words, what do you do to pollute the world?) Here are just … Continue reading
Posted in Hotel Life Tagged East Indians, Hookers, hotels, Sunday mornings, Sundays, travel 34 Comments
What Happens Next?
I’m back, bitches! Now what? To be entirely honest, I’m not all that comfortable with the term “bitches”, but it’s amusing, so it made the final edit. Or at least it would have if I had an editing process in … Continue reading
Posted in Hotel Life Tagged drugs, hotels, The Hook, travel 43 Comments
The Hook’s Top One Hundred: Part One.
So the other day I was escorting a yuppie (sorry, but they weren’t all exterminated in the Nineties, kids) corporate drone into the hotel and as I wheeled his packed-to-capacity-and-beyond cart of foam blocks, printers, posters and easels through the … Continue reading
Posted in Hotel Life Tagged Air Supply, hotels, Kevin Smith, Murdoch Mysteries, Niagara Falls, O.J. Simpson, The Hook, travel 23 Comments
Only The Hook…
A recent post by the incomparable Susie Lindau was the inspiration for this post. In Bad Luck Comes in Threes, Right?, Susie discusses her recent run of misfortune and while I genuinely felt bad for her, I couldn’t help but marvel … Continue reading
Posted in Hotel Life Tagged hotels, KFC, Niagara Falls, Sunday mornings, The Hook, travel 23 Comments
What’s The Hook Thinking? (Spoiler Alert: It May Not Be Worth Your Time.)
Well, readers, it’s Sunday afternoon and I’m in the lobby, post-check-out, in Niagara Falls. Again. And just like Billy Murray in Groundhog Day, I can’t escape the feeling I’ve been here before… and that I certainly will be again. This … Continue reading
Posted in Hotel Life Tagged Bill Murray, cheap douchebags, Groundhog Day, hotels, Sundays, travel 27 Comments