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    Precision Pillows

    | British Columbia, Canada |

    (On the phone…)

    Customer: “Hi, I want to book a room with 2 beds for tomorrow.”

    Me: “Sure thing sir, lucky for you we’re not busy this weekend and have several rooms available. ”

    Customer: “Great, and how many pillows do the beds have?”

    Me: “Umm, I think there’s 2 on each bed.”

    Customer: “Can you check?”

    Me: “Okay….I’ll just be a moment.”

    (I go and check the nearest room’s bed and the next room along to be safe.)

    Me: “Yes, 2 per bed.”

    Customer: “So my room will have 2 pillows on each bed?”

    Me: “That’s correct, sir.”

    Customer: “I only like one pillow on my bed, can you give me a different room with a bed that only has one pillow on one of the beds?”

    Me: “Umm…you could always just take the other pillow off your bed when you go to sleep.”

    Customer: “What? No, I want one of the rooms with one less pillow on one bed.”

    Me: “Sir, we don’t have rooms with specific numbers of pillows–”

    Customer: “–but you have rooms with specific number of beds!”

    Me: “Yes…that’s pretty much the norm, sir…”

    Customer: “Don’t get smart honey, I want a room with 2 beds, 2 pillows on one of them but only 1 on the other. That’s what I want.”

    Me: *sigh* “Okay sir, I’ll personally remove one of the bed’s pillows before you arrive tomorrow, how’s that?”

    Customer: “Good, that works for me. Hang on, are the pillows thick fluffy ones or skinny flat ones? Because if they’re skinny, I’ll just keep both of them.”

    Me: