Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Echo

Grumble: I just made my reservations at the Atlanta Hilton, which is great, but they go ahead and charge one night to your card. Thank God for the AWP rate.

The reservation lady was amused with my last name: "That's perfect for you to stay with us, isn't it?"

Yes, yes, it is.

10 comments:

Julia said...

The sad thing is that was probably her effort to be charming and friendly...as mandated from her immediate supervisor.

Though it wasn't very clever, I hope she got points for trying.

Mr. Guest, you could totally mess with their heads. Make a series of random, no-cost amenities and they'll think you're a mystery shopper for TravelClick.

Julia said...

That is to say...a series of random, no-cost amenity requests...

Melanie said...

you organized AWP rate people kill me. I always barely struggle in, it's always some chaos. . .I need pointers.

Matthew Guenette said...

Your lucky your last name isn't Hooker or Appleknocker, or Justin Timberlake...

Heather said...

As in TJ Hooker?

Paul said...

I have to admit, being TJ Hooker would be unspeakably awesome.

Sort of.

In theory.

Penultimatina said...

Doesn't that deposit SUCK? I'll be a guest there too (hee hee).

Looking forward to meeting you, Paul!

Paul said...

The deposit totally sucks. Esp. when I used a debit card. They're taking real money! ;)

Looking forward to meeting you too!

Heather said...

well, it would be unspeakable, that's for sure.

david raphael israel said...

Pardon if you've already suffered this, but I guess an Abbott & Costello style routine could be conjured from the exchange...

What's your first name, Sir?
Paul.
And last name?
Guest.
I'm not here to guess -- there are too many possibilities! If you want this reservation, Sir, you'll have to tell me your last name. You do want to stay here, don't you?
Guest.
Ha-ha-ha. Alright now, this is going a bit far, Sir. This is the Reservation Desk, not the Office of Speculation! . . .
[etc.]