Next time you think your hotel bill
is too high, you might want to consider this:
My wife and I are traveling by car
from Victoria to Prince George . Being Seniors, after
almost eleven hours on the road, we were too tired to
continue, and decided to take a room. But, we only
planned to sleep for four hours and then get back on the
road. When we checked out four hours later, the desk
clerk handed us a bill for $350.00.
I explode and demanded to know why
the charge is so high. I told the clerk although it's a
nice hotel; the rooms certainly aren't worth $350.00 for
four hours. Then the clerk tells me that $350.00 is the
'standard rate'. I insisted on speaking to the Manager.
The Manager appears, listens to me,
and then explains that the hotel has an Olympic-sized
pool and a huge conference center that were available
for us to use. 'But we didn't use them," I said ''Well,
they are here, and you could have," explained the
He went on to explain that we could
also have taken in one of the shows for which the hotel
is famous. "We have the best entertainers from New York
, Hollywood , and Las Vegas perform here," the Manager
"But we didn't go to any of those
shows," I said. "Well, we have them, and you could
have," the Manager replied.
No matter what amenity the Manager
mentioned, I replied,"But we didn't use it!"
The Manager is unmoved, and
eventually I gave up and agreed to pay.
I wrote a check and gave it to the
The Manager is surprised when he
looks at the cheque. "But sir, this cheque is only made
out for $50.00." ''That's correct. I charged you $300.00
for sleeping with my wife," I replied.
"But I didn't!" exclaims the Manager.
I said, "Well, too bad, she was here,
and you could have."