Hotel Tales: From the Desk of BroSCFischer
Let's do the Time Warp
At 5:33AM I head over to the breakfast area to do my prep (turn on lights, waffle iron, start coffee). I then wander back to the desk, get the keys for the courtyard (which officially opens at 6AM) and go open the courtyard. After that, I pour the milk into the jugs and take them and the utensils out (tongs, waffle fork) out to the breakfast area. As I walk out of the kitchen, a guy yells "Hey"
Me: Hello, I will be with you in one moment (my freakin' hands are full)
SC: I need to go, I'm already late. I've been looking for someone for 40 minutes.
Me: I'll be right over, and it hasn't been 40 minutes.
SC: The hell it hasn't. I need to check out, my keys are up there. Can you mail me a receipt.
Me: I can print one out (start over to desk, which is across the lobby from breakfast area).
As I walk into the room behind the desk, I glance at the time clock. It is 5:48AM.
SC waits at the desk until my printer prints his receipt, and leaves.
Keep your hands to yourself
Just had 2 guests come up to the desk (woman and guy). At first they asked for keys for her room, and another room that was not in their name. I told him I could give keys for her room only. He seemed annoyed at that. I then made a duplicate key for her room, because she said she left it in her room.
SC: 2 keys.
As I go to make him a 2nd key, he hangs his hand over the desk (sticking out perpendicular to the top of my desk), right into my field of vision. I ask him to move his hand back, and he acts like it's a huge inconvenience, moves it so it is parallel, but still over the top. Since he's being so pissy, I make him move it further back (on to the ledge, not over it).
SC: I'm not moving it to the other side.
But then he does it, in the childish half tantrum way.
After he gets his 2nd key, they leave.
PS: Note I call them "guys" for a reason. "Men" don't act like pissy little boys.
"When we are born we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools." William Shakespeare, King Lear
Act IV, Sc VI
Do you like Shakespeare? Well, then, join the discussion at The Globe Theater