Guys These Days Are Easily Bugged

| Aurora, CO, USA | Right | February 28, 2017

(I am a female front desk associate working at a small hotel. This means most evenings I am the only employee on site.)

Guest: “There is a bug flying around my room. Can someone please come take care of it?”

(Note that this was an adult male. Yes, I killed the bug for him.)

They’re Looking For In-Room Entertainment

| OK, USA | Working | February 28, 2017

(My manager and I are talking about projected business levels while a coworker putters around. Note that this coworker is a great guy, but can be a little adorably clueless sometimes.)

Manager: “Hmm… Valentine’s isn’t too busy yet… but we get a lot of walk-ins usually, don’t we?”

Me: “Yeah, lots of people come in looking for last-minute bookings.”

Coworker: *incredulously* “Really? Why?”

Me: “…seriously?”

Coworker: “Yeah, I mean, why get a hotel room on Valentine’s? There’s nothing here to do!”

Me: “Yeah… there definitely is.”

Coworker: “Like what?”

Me: “We’ll tell you when you’re older, [Coworker].”

(My manager cracked up laughing. It should be noted that my coworker is a man in his twenties.)

It Doesn’t Expressly Say So

| San Jose, CA, USA | Right | February 26, 2017

Guest: “I dropped the keys in the express checkout box. Is there anything else i need to do?”

Me: “No, sir, you are all set.”

(What’s the point of doing an express checkout if you are going to take the time to come to the front desk anyway?)

Making A Poor Case

| USA | Right | February 22, 2017

(A grumpy looking young man comes late at night.)

Me: “Welcome.”

Customer: “How much are your prices here?”

Me: “$169 per night.”

Customer: *shaking with visible anger* “How do you justify charging that much?!”

Me: “Well, there’s breakfast included, an all-you-can-eat buffet—“

Customer: *dismissive wave* “F*** breakfast!”

Me: “And there’s free Internet and cable. And maid service.”

Customer: “Who cares about that?! There’s no way you can justify charging this much.”

Me: “Okay, so not interested, then…”

(I figure the man will storm off like all those that are not interested, but he stays put.)

Customer: “This is discrimination!”

Me: “Against what?”

Customer: “Against poor people! Y’all aren’t letting poor people stay here!”

(The man ranted about getting his lawyer soon, and had to be escorted out by security. Some people.)

Hotel Californication

| USA | Romantic | February 15, 2017

(Our hotel has a strict rule about protecting our guests’ privacy. We do not give room numbers unless they say it’s ok. A young woman of about 21 comes in. She’s wearing ripped up old stained tank top with no underwear, and she’s pale, shaking, and thin. Another woman, her friend, looks more normal and stands behind her.)

Woman: “Hello, is [Name] here?”

Me: “He is.”

Woman: “Great, which room number is he?”

Me: “We are not allowed to give out his room number.”

Woman: “But I’m his girlfriend!”

Me: “Even if you were his mother I could not.”

(Round and round we go, with the woman piping, “But I’m his girlfriend!” every time as if that would magically get her his room number. Her friend behind her starts giggling, and then becomes bored and tries to pull her away.)

Friend: “C’mon, let’s just go. They can’t give his number. We’ll find another way.”

(The young woman continues insisting I give his room number, and I keep saying no. Finally, she looks at me with a complete psychotic look in her eye, and says:)

Woman: “He’s in there with another woman, isn’t he? Isn’t he?!”

(She made her hand into a claw and tried to attack me. Security and her friend helped pull her out, yelling incoherently. I never saw her again. I reported it to my manager and he told me later that he told the guest that his girlfriend has tried to see him. He said, “What girlfriend?” and told us that he’d broken up with someone earlier that day and thanked us for protecting his privacy!)

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