Have A Feeling His Buddy Didn’t Pick Up On Purpose

, , , , , | Right | October 16, 2017

(A guest whom I’ve just checked in comes back to the front desk.)

Guest: “Hey, there can I ask you a question?”

Me: “Of course! What can I do for you?”

Guest: “My buddy told me he’s around here somewhere having a beer. Where would that be?”

Me: “Well, there’s quite a few places he could be. There’s a restaurant called [Restaurant] just adjacent to our building. Could that be it?”

Guest: “No, no, no, that’s definitely not it! He mentioned he would be downtown. Any idea where he might be?”

Me: “There’s upwards of 60 bars and restaurants in the downtown area. Why don’t you call your friend and get the name of the establishment? I’d be happy to get you directions.”

(The guest stands at the desk making several unsuccessful phone calls to his friend. He’s now visibly irritated.)

Guest: “He’s not answering his d*** phone! All I want is to see my buddy and wind down with an ice cold beer! Now, where could he be?”

Me: “Like I said, he could be at any one of the 60 restaurants in the area. Without a name of the establishment, I can’t tell you where to go.”

Guest: “Listen here, ma’am. If you were an old man like me and wanted to have a beer, where would you go?”

Me: *I get out a restaurant guide and hand it to the guest* “I’m sure wherever your friend is will be listed in this directory. Good luck!”

(The guest spent the next 15 minutes huffing and puffing in the lobby and fiddling with his phone before he stormed back upstairs to his room.)

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