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(Daily Mail)   The 10 worst things you can do in a hotel, from talking on a cell phone during check in to denying after the fact that you ordered an XXX movie. Typical - you ponce in here expecting to be waited on hand and foot, while I'm trying to run a hotel here   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 160
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2014-05-27 03:13:35 AM  

nulluspixiusdemonica: Thunderbox: I first heard ' ponce ' ( also ' poncin about ' e.g.  Why's he poncin' about while there's work to be done ? )

You *can* "ponce about" or "ponce around", but you cannot "ponce".

Unless you're subby, in which case go wild


Nope.  That is a direct quote, and perfectly cromulent.
 
2014-05-27 05:40:44 AM  
My word, what hotels are you people staying in?? Either I've never encountered  these things, or they were so minor that it just didn't register in my mind.
 
2014-05-27 07:43:29 AM  

Chimpasaurus: italie: poot_rootbeer: Chimpasaurus: One time I came back at 2:45 and check in time was 3. The desk still insisted that the room was not ready, but miraculously in 15 min the room would be cleaned and ready to go. We had to make a scene and then he called up, found out the room had been ready and graciously let us check in 10 min early.

You HAD to make a scene?

Sitting quietly in the lobby for fifteen goddamn minutes wasn't an option for some reason?

This is why Europe hates us.

Most of the world thinks they hate Americans, but in fact they are just saddened by their 2nd and 3rd world existences where it costs $12 /lb for meat. For the record, I spoke the language of the country in question (not English).



...and I bet you came across just as likable in that language too...
 
2014-05-27 07:55:30 AM  

Delta1212: nulluspixiusdemonica: " you ponce in here expecting to be waited on hand and foot "

When did ponce get the verb upgrade?

All nouns have become verbs, all adjectives have become nouns and the verbs have all been shot.


Damn! Really got to get me a copy of the latest Newspeak dictionary! I'm behind the times!
 
2014-05-27 08:01:10 AM  

Smackledorfer: farkeruk: BizarreMan: Talking on the phone while being being waited on by a cashier, desk clerk, anyone is damn rude and needs to be stomped.  Unless the call is specifically related to the transaction in question it should be put on hold.

I'm going to start getting violent on these people. I've already telling the person next to me a made-up obscene story that the woman in front of me and her caller are going to hear loudly, just to piss them off (and 9 times out of 10, it's a woman). In a few cases, they've given me a "how dare you" response when they rapidly put the phone down, but it's not enough.

I've had a few occassions where I'm about to be served and a client rings, and I just drop my place in the queue. You've got voicemail, people. View it like if you're taking a dump, or mid-coitus. Unless you're a doctor on call, you have no excuse.

Call me while I am on the shiatter at your own risk. I'm answering that shiat.



Yup. Makes me giggle like a school girl to flush the toilet while I'm on the phone with someone.

/ Not proud.
 
2014-05-27 08:28:11 AM  

GCD: I strive to be a good hotel guest. I do things like place all my dirty, used towels in the tub for pick up...I strip the bed of I want it changed or if I'm checking out. I've tied up the garbage bags if I felt it was appropriate to do so.

And then this past weekend, I was the guest from Hell.

Went out to a concert with the Mrs. and got back late-ish.

Unbeknown to us, the kid brought home some norovirus from daycare. He stayed unaffected. Us, not so much.

She gets sick. Violently sick. Followed by me getting even sicker than her.

We managed to score some Gravol, which turns me into a zombie. That shiat is bad news for me.

So, we pass out. Checkout is at 11am. Wife sets alarm for 10:45am. Alarm goes off and then the tornado of two sick people on Gravol trying to get out the door in 15 minutes starts.

It was bad. Really bad. I felt bad. I think I tipped. I can't even remember. I lost 48 hours - to Gravol! I know that we tried to keep things somewhat neat and tidy, but we both realized that after round 2, it was a futile effort.

Just brutal all around.


Sounds like a shiatfest!
 
2014-05-27 09:25:06 AM  

HandleWithCare: FormlessOne: Conversely, a list for hotels:

1. Actually have staff willing to do their jobs. Porters that refuse to help with luggage, coupled with cleaning staff that can't make a bed, is a waste of time.
2. Actually have a concierge capable of the job. A concierge that doesn't know anything about the area, or cops an attitude when asked basic questions, is a waste of time.
3. Fix problems before guests encounter them. Good hotels ensure that the remote's checked - bad hotels lose the friggin' remote and try to charge you for it.
4. Handle criticism well. Don't blow off bad reviews on Yelp, or angry customers, because, hey, fark them, right?
5. Provide adequate waste facilities. A table for trays and a wastebasket larger than a helmet ensures that the hall doesn't fill up with trash because there's no place in the room to place it.
6. Stop stealing my stuff. Sure, I may have misplaced that $2.00 plastic card used to get into my room, but your staff certainly didn't - half my wardrobe didn't get up and walk off by itself.
7. Actually ensure that what's ordered for room service shows up. I've been in more than one hotel where the order's not just wrong, but for the wrong room, and the hotel still tried to charge us for it.
8. I'll stop denying "adult features" when you stop denying bedbugs. I'm tired of hosting your guests in my house after a trip. You pay for cleaning & fumigation, I'll pay for Big Booty Bombshells 3. Deal?
9. Ensure that my room's ready on check-in. There's nothing worse than standing in the lobby, with my luggage, for an hour while you hurriedly mop up jizz after the last "guest".
10. Likewise. When I'm checking in, stop answering the goddamned phone and complete the process - check-in shouldn't take 45 minutes because you have better things to do.

1) The majority of my coworkers are more than happy to do their jobs, and several of us do many jobs.  Just like an any industry, there are a few bad apples.
2) The concierge is there to help you, I a ...


...trying to figure out if you're apologizing for a particular hotel, or just hotels in general. I've personally experienced all 10 of the issues I've posted - I'm glad you know of a hotel at which I may not experience those 10 issues, but, unfortunately, I've experienced them often enough to not buy into the "it's an isolated incident" canard.
 
2014-05-27 08:47:04 PM  
I'm always glad when the hotel leave a few extra trash can liners. So when I change my diapers I can wrap the dirty one in something for easier handling.
 
2014-05-27 11:00:39 PM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: I'm always glad when the hotel leave a few extra trash can liners. So when I change my diapers I can wrap the dirty one in something for easier handling.


You wear adult diapers, and you hold onto the dirty ones after they have been " soiled"?
 
2014-05-27 11:13:59 PM  

schoolbread: The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: I'm always glad when the hotel leave a few extra trash can liners. So when I change my diapers I can wrap the dirty one in something for easier handling.

You wear adult diapers, and you hold onto the dirty ones after they have been " soiled"?


No you put them in the trash but you wrap them in something first.
 
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