Must Have Been A Looooong Pregnancy

, | | Right | August 10, 2017

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Pregnant Customer: “I want to be reimbursed because I did not get a ground floor unit, because I was promised one when I booked the reservation due to the fact that I’m pregnant.”

Agent: “But ma’am, you booked this reservation eleven months in advance.”

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  • Trillium

    I don’t see a problem with planning to be pregnant.

  • Kirishima Touka

    “I wanted the ground floor unit because I have a newborn”?

  • Bonnie Seaberg

    Just to play devil’s advocate, there is a smaaaaaaall possibility that she was pregnant when she made the reservations, delivered that one, and is now pregnant again.

    • Flami

      Yup. My sister once knew sisters who were ten months apart.

      • Kate Avery

        my step-dad and his brother are ten months apart too.

        (though it’s more likely, as I’m sure you agree, and understandable, that the customer was planning and becoming pregnant and was successful in making those plans happen)

        • Flami

          Yes, I agree and understand. Some people are just too fertile. 😛

    • Natasha

      Or even planning on becoming pregnant in that time frame.

    • Phil Adler

      If she was pregnant when she made the reservations, it’s not really relevant.

    • MeowCat740

      Yeah, but even if she was pregnant at the time, unless she doesn’t know how pregnancy works, she would have known that she wouldn’t still be pregnant by the time her reserved date for the room came around.
      This means she would have had to mention she was planning to get pregnant (and that’s not going to mean it’s a given she will be pregnant when she shows up) and who knows if the staff would even have considered that worth noting in her reservation details.
      I think it’s more likely she lied and used the convenient excuse of being pregnant so she could get reimbursed.

    • Rob Tonka

      Aaaannnnnddddd….that would not change the fact that when the room was booked, 11 months ago, she would have no idea that she would be pregnant again at the time of her stay.

  • Kester-the-Jackal

    Could be sperm donated? I mean, one way or another, she showed up pregnant, so…

  • BarlowGirl

    Okay, but she was promised a ground unit still, wasn’t she? She didn’t get one, and she was pregnant so it was hard for her to get around, and she wants to be reimbursed. So?

    • Lord Circe

      Not necessarily. If there isn’t anything in the reservation notes about it, then it is possible (and I’d say, probably likely), that she is making things up to try and get a discount / freebies. There’s also the possibility that she is remembering, thinking that, since she wanted a ground floor suite, she must have asked for one, even though she never actually said anything.

      • BarlowGirl

        Okay, sure. But then that’s the issue, not the time of the booking.

        • Illogically

          The point of the time of booking being mentioned is that if she’s pregnant now, she wouldn’t have been at the time of booking eleven months ago. She could not have been promised one *because* of her pregnancy.

          • BarlowGirl

            Unless as stated below she was planning on being pregnant at that time for whatever reason.

            Regardless, that’s not really the question. The question is, was she promised a ground floor room, and if so, did she get one?

          • Rob Tonka

            Planning on being pregnant? No. For many people, it ain’t as simple as making an appointment on your calendar. She might have planned to start trying. SHe might have hoped to be pregnant, but no, planning to be pregnant? No buying it.

            She was full of sht and tried to lie her way into a refund.

          • BarlowGirl

            Yeah, I’m infertile, thanks, I don’t need fertility explained to me.

            Okay, so she was HOPING/WANTING to be pregnant at this time, and therefore requested a ground floor room. And here I copy and paste, was she promised a ground floor room, and if so, did she get one?

            Or, to use another example, she desperately hates the sight of birds and requested a ground room to avoid seeing birds outside her window. Was she promised a ground floor room, and if so, did she get one?

          • Rob Tonka

            Based on the story, I think its more likely she did NOT “plan to be pregnant” in 11 months. I think its more likely that she is NOW pregnant and tried to use her pregnancy as evidence supporting her claim that she requested a ground floor room, not expecting the clerk to check how far back it was that she booked.

            “I was promised one when I booked the reservation due to the fact that I’m pregnant.””
            Lie.

          • BarlowGirl

            And here I copy and paste, was she promised a ground floor room, and if so, did she get one?

            Also I can edit the post too? “I want to be reimbursed due to the fact that I did not get a ground floor unit because I was promised one when I booked the reservation.” It’s an ambiguously written sentence that could go many ways.

            Nobody here can prove one way or the other what the reservation said since none of us were there. Why you’re so unwilling to believe someone planned (hoped, whatever) to be pregnant is your issue and irrelevant.

          • Rob Tonka

            “Why you’re so unwilling to believe someone planned (hoped, whatever) to be pregnant is your issue and irrelevant.”

            I made a judgement call based on the narrative as presented, just as everyone else reading these stories do. I think she’s full of sht.

          • BarlowGirl

            Okay. I don’t care.

            And here I copy and paste, was she promised a ground floor room, and if so, did she get one?

          • Hahn Ackles

            What makes you think Rob is in any way better able to answer that question then you?

            Constantly repeating a question that the story lacks the detail to answer doesn’t really accomplish much…

          • BarlowGirl

            And here I copy and paste, “Nobody here can prove one way or the other what the reservation said since none of us were there.”

          • Tanja Valjord

            For my first pregnancy I planne to be pregnant and thought it was something I could plan to the date.
            The fact that it doesnt always happens on the first try isnt something you really learn before getting first hand experience.

          • Ry / Bread

            i mean, ivf is a thing that you can plan… or maybe she was going to be a surrogate for someone at that time. it’s possible she’s not lying.

  • LordViking

    So either she is pregnant again, or she was trying to get pregnant at the time of booking and expected to be pregnant around the time she needed the room.

    Either way it sounds like a fail on the booking agent’s part for not getting her the room she requested.

  • Eme Guta

    We booked a ground floor, but guess what? The front desk lady said that with their system it isn’t possible to state which floor the reservation is for!

  • JP75

    She’s saying she was promised when she booked nearly a year ago that she’d get a ground floor room BECAUSE she is pregnant.

    Did she know she’d be pregnant? Maybe.

    Did she lie to the agent and didn’t actually request it at booking? Did she ask at the desk when checking in and nothing was available? Maybe.

    Does her pregnancy really matter? She could have requested the ground floor room as a basic preference and with her current pregnancy brain, connect the two and come up with “I asked for it because I’m pregnant” instead of “I asked for it, got your promise, and you didn’t deliver.” Pregnancy may not have any bearing on it; she just used it as an excuse.

    Are there no elevators in this hotel? I’ve never been to a hotel that didn’t. Motel, sure, but hotel, no.

    Unless OP decides to return to elaborate (and we won’t really have proof the poster is OP), we won’t know the truth.

  • Mirissa Sorensen

    I feel like you guys are missing the big point that, if she had said “I want a ground floor because I am pregnant/will be pregnant,” the booking agent probably would have said, “We can’t guarantee a ground floor 11 months in advance due to pregnancy” because the majority of people would (correctly) assume that this woman would either not be pregnant anymore or could not know that she would be pregnant in 11 months.

  • Nicole

    Obviously the customer couldn’t guarantee that they’d be pregnant at the time of the stay when she booked it, but if she was trying at the time, it’s not a horrendous idea to say “I could be pregnant, and I’ll definitely want a ground floor room.” Now, she is here, she IS INDEED pregnant, and her request wasn’t followed through on. Reimbursement is a stretch but a discount isn’t an outlandish request.
    I have to agree with another commenter – if she requested a ground floor room, regardless of her reasoning at the time, and it was promised and then not delivered on, she’s not in the wrong for complaining.

  • Medusa Jordan

    She’s obviously an elephant, come on, keep up!