Should Have Released The Booking

| Fort Collins, CO, USA | Bizarre, Health & Body, Hotels & Lodging, Rude & Risque, Theme Of The Month

(The phone rings at about 4 am.)

Me: “Thank you for calling [Hotel]. This is [My Name]. How may I help you?”

Caller: “Yes. I need to place a reservation for Monday, checking out Wednesday.”

Me: “Absolutely. Let me check the rates for those nights.”

(We continue our conversation; he is booking a room normally enough until I ask for credit card information.)

Me: “Okay, you’re all set. I just need a credit card to hold the room.”

Caller: *sounding a little taken aback* “Oh, yes… of course… Let me get my card for you. Hold on.”

(This is followed by two minutes of muffled sounds.)

Caller: *clearly out of breath* “Okay, sorry, had to go upstairs. Hang on, let me grab it.”

Me: “Umm. Okay.”

(Another 45 seconds of muffled panting.)

Caller: “All right. Got it.” *gives me the number* “So… have you ever just, you know, needed a release?”

Me: *pretending to not hear the question* “I’m sorry.? What was that?”

Caller: “Okay. Thanks for all your help!” *hangs up*

(He never showed up or called to cancel and his credit card info was expired.)