Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Holiday Inn Out

Actual conversation I had five minutes ago with the front desk clerk at my hotel:

Me: Hi, I'm already checked in - I stayed here last night. Do you happen to have any skinny pillows?

Her (with a look on her face as if I had just asked her what the periodic symbol was for Beryllium): SKINNY pillows???

Me: Yes. The pillows on my bed are very thick and puffy, and this morning I woke up with a sore neck from sleeping all night with my head at a 90 degree angle.

(accurate representative thickness of pillow)

Her (throwing her hair back in the best Marcia Brady impression I've seen to date): Uh, ok no? All we have is like what's on the bed?

Me: Allll.....righty then. Thankyouverymuch.

I didn't write about it the last time I was here, but this is the same girl who started crying behind the counter because she couldn't find the reservation for the guy who was trying to check in in front of me.

Is it really that hard to find a quality hotel experience anymore? In addition to my Stay-Puff marshmallow pillows, my heater sounds like the turbine from a Navy destroyer.

If it wasn't for the fact that my client is footing the bill for this place, I'm quite sure I would stay elsewhere. I guess it's true what they say - you really DO get what you pay for.

Oh, and for those of you who were wondering? Beryllium... it's Be.

Geez, that's an easy one.


Anonymous said...

Dammit, I was going to impress you in the comments with my declaration that "Beryllium is Be, I think."


I got nothing.

Dave2 said...

"Is it really that hard to find a quality hotel experience anymore?"

Yes. But you have to pay over $250 a night to get it.

Anonymous said...

How about asking for an extra blanket to put under the sheets?

Anonymous said...

Yea!!! Now I know what to give you for your birthday!!! Hey--next time, BYOP!!!

Anonymous said...

well, surely you carry a sharp instrument...being a guy and all, why don't you open the marshmellow, and remove some of the insides? you could staple it back closed

Mooselet said...

I'm cracking up over the Stay Puff pillow comment. I wonder if you could roast them over your too noisy heater...

Take mom's advice, BYOP and then bring the hotel's pillows down to the front desk to Miss Marcia and mess with her head some. Ask for a refund or a deduction from your bill - it'd be fun!

Heather said...

Oh yeah. I totally have to bring my own pillow. I don't sleep well without it.

Mom Thumb said...

Be, I knew that because I use it in my nuclear reactor as a neutron moderator.

Okay, I have turned in applications for employment at several establishments around town and gotten absolutely no response. Then I go in these places and find they have hired MORONS. If I were at that front desk, I would have made sure you got a skinny pillow!

Unknown said...

Um...like...why don't you just bring like your own pillow next time (pause for gum smack) dah.

yoo hoo said...

Next time you stay there, bring your own pillow AND a football. Pretend you are Greg and throw the football and hit her in the nose breaking it. All done in good fun! This has nothing to do with anything other than you called her Marcia Brady.

yellojkt said...

I learned the hard way to only reserve through the hotel website. If you use Travelocity or those other places, you WILL get screwed, and not in the good way.