Y’ know…I don’t ask for much.
Tonight, I’m leaving for Cincinnati to go to a music geek convention. Yesterday, after a particularly difficult day, I called the hotel down there to confirm, and I asked about WiFi. The nice gal said, “Yes, we do have internet access in the rooms — it’s $9.95 per night.”
“$9.95 per night!!??”, I shot back. “This is the Hyatt Flippin Regency fuh cripesake! Motel 6 and Super 8 will give you WiFi for FREE, but you are charging $150 per night for a room AND $10 to get on the web!??”
She apologized, then I apologized. I told her I knew it wasn’t her fault, but that somebody is getting rich off this and it ain’t the poor slobs who pay for the privilege of a bed and a shower. I know…I get reimbursed by the school for the expenses, but it’s the principle of the thing. Honestly. Find any little reason you can to rip folks off (sorry for the split infinitive; I’m honked).
*straightening hair and skirt*
Just saw these comments on a Toledo TV station news article about a woman who left her 3-year-old daughter on the side of a road:
Anyway. At least the day sucked and I had a really difficult tap rehearsal and got home at 9:30 and now every single school in the area is on a 2-hour snow delay — except mine. Ah, wait. Just got the call.
Time for more coffee…and time to pack! Happy Thursday, fiends. I will post to you tomorrow after paying $10 for the privilege.
I’ll give you my Hyatt Gold Passport # – then you’ll get free Internet & I’ll get the points! LOL
RE: the “some things leave me speechless” discussion thread: I’m with you on that. What schools did those 2 posters attend? They should have never been allowed to grad-jeee-ate!
SHIT!!! (So Happy It’s Thursday!!!)
Man that would be awesome! (But then I’d have to pretend to be you…and you are INIMITABLE, babe!)
No way! You could pull it off in a HEARTBEAT! Just wear some platform shoes, a lot of padding around the waist, get that really short haircut that you’re planning, and some eyebrow pencil coloring along your jawline… and POOF!
Luks liek it wuz duh saem poester.
Have fun this weekend, I used to love conferences!
Thanks Suz! I know … you being an ex-elementary music teacher makes you prime convention fodder. The knee-high teachers really dig getting together!
Tap rehearsal. I miss Dinner Theatre, but I do not miss tap rehearsal. Mostly, because I was a real lousy tap dancer. Well… dancer in general.
And tap rehearsal misses you too, Kody.
I’m honked off too that they would charge for WiFi. What kind of cusomer service is that? Nevertheless, have a great week-end.
Thanks RD — and I owe you a mail! Comin’ up…