What is it with me and hotels lately?
These last two times I stayed in hotels on business didn't turn out so well, and last night wasn't much better either.
Immediately upon entering my room I noticed that the bed was unmade and there were clothes on the floor. I'm observant that way. Fortunately no one was home so I didn't have to be embarrassed by bare-assed people.
Then, when I stuck my key card into the door of the next room they gave me, the little LED on the door would only blink yellow, instead of turning green like it was supposed to. Even the manager's key couldn't open the room. Turns out the battery in the door was dead and they were going to have to wait until the maintenance crew arrived in the morning.
Really? You mean to tell me that if your door battery goes dead while you're out for the evening your only option is to wait until Schneider shows up in the morning to let you in? That just seems a little hard to believe.
Then, to make matters worse - THE HOTEL DID NOT HAVE ANY MORE ROOMS AVAILABLE! Fortunately I'm a nice guy. Because at midnight, after driving four hours, I should have been raising hell.
But usually being reasonable and professional pays off - and in this case it paid off in spades. Because not only did the place get me a room in the hotel across the street, but that hotel put me up in the king-sized jacuzzi suite. I mean Sweet!
Too bad I had to be up in 5 hours and only had the energy to fall into a coma within 5 minutes of hitting my pillow. Because I so could have used a good hour simmering in that hot tub.
Who knows, maybe I'll have the same good luck next time having bad luck again. Naw, I'm not that lucky.