Tag Archives: The Hook

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

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Would You Watch This Show?

SETTING: A hotel’s HR office where an Independent Contractor is evaluating hotel employees. He is assisted by a human resources representative. IC:  So who’s next? CAROL:  That would be The Hook. IC:  Okay… wait, did you say “The Hook”? Is … Continue reading

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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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Summer “Fun” With The Hook.

It’s been awhile since I shared any of my encounters in the trenches of hotel hell heaven, so I’m going to open with a speech I usually save for slightly different situations but which applies here: “This may not go … Continue reading

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Seven Myths About The Hook.

The Hook may not be as big a deal as Ron Burgundy but he’s no piker either. Then again, I must admit that I don’t actually know exactly what a piker is, so it’s entirely possible The Hook may be … Continue reading

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The Hook’s Latest Offering: Now With More Pulp.

It should come as no surprise to all ten of my longtime readers that The Hook is a nerd of mega-proportions. I sleep in Star Wars pajama bottoms with a Batman top and graphic novels litter my bedroom with a … Continue reading

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Misadventures In Modern Parenting: Travel Edition – With Shantelle Bisson and The Hook.

It’s the bane of every traveling parent’s existence: what to do when their kids act like monsters while away from home. Do you open a can of whup-ass all over them in public? Or do you wait until you’re alone … Continue reading

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