Tag Archives: summer

100 Reasons To Not Kill Yourself: #32.

As some of you are aware, I am one of the few mammals alive that hasn’t been enraptured by the cultural phenomena known throughout the Multiverse as Game of Thrones. I know, I know, it’s crazy, right? Nevertheless, I’ve yet … Continue reading

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Summer of ’18… In Bite Sizes.

Well, another summer has come and gone – like most of the guests I deal with. Especially the hookers. This summer was no different than the last, truth be told. Last winter was a brutal one (it was slower than … Continue reading

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10 Things In 10 Days: #8.

With the possible exception of bacon popsicles (made from frozen bacon grease) they are the perfect summer food. Yes, I am referring to… #98:  Ice Cream Sangwiches. They cool you off when summer has depleted your internal water reserves. They’re … Continue reading

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Honesty May Not Be The Best Policy After All…

But it’s definitely the funniest. In my world, at least. It was Memorial Day morning. The hotel was abuzz with activity at an earlier hour than was the norm. Then again, in the hotel, “normal” is a relative word. At … Continue reading

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The Hook: Diplomat Extraordinaire.

FYI:  This post contains language anyone with half a brain will find offensive. I certainly did. Admittedly, it’s been a while since I’ve shared a juicy tale from the hospitality trenches so I figure you’re due. You poor, poor bastards. … Continue reading

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A Dark and Quiet Truth.

The hour was late. (Or early, depending on your philosophical bent.) It was anything but a dark and stormy night. The stars cast their luminescence upon the populace of Niagara as film of dry, humid air surrounded them. Some individuals slept, their minds the plaything … Continue reading

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“Thank You” Will Never Be Enough, But It’s All I Can Afford on a Bellman’s Salary.

My daughter loves Discoms; she can’t get enough of them. (“Discoms” is a registered trademark of Hook Inc. At least it would be, if I knew how to register such things. Either way, feel free to use the term, but … Continue reading

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The Past is Behind Us. The Future is Out of Reach. So Live for Today.

What a difference twenty-four hours makes. The post you’re about to read was written a day ago, and in that time the wife and myself have visited a medical professional who has cut through the uncertainty and fear that has been the … Continue reading

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The Hook’s Field Guide To Hotel Guests.

AUTHOR’S NOTE:  I had something else planned for today, but once again Fate has thrown a monkey-wrench into the works. The post you are about to read originally appeared on the NiagaraHub  site on May 8 and apparently it has … Continue reading

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A Positive Message From The Hook?

I realize this blog devotes a great deal of space to shining a light of truth upon those who would spread darkness and stupidity across the North American hospitality industry. In other words, I know I constantly rage against the douchebags I … Continue reading

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