Thursday, December 8, 2011

Do Not Disturb the Disturbed

Dear Hotel Guests,

If you want your room serviced during your stay, please don't leave your "Do Not Disturb" sign on the door. By chance you forget, just let us know, and we can refresh, replenish, whatever it is you may need.

Some hotels may always have someone available to service a room at ridiculous hours, but chances are if you call at 10:30 at night, you'll have an inexperienced desk clerk or houseman trying to make your bed look comfortable, but we'll do the best we can.

However, blaming us, and yelling that the housekeepers don't know how to do their jobs is entirely unnecessary. The reality is, they did exactly what the sign on the door asked of them. "But you don't knock to double check?" you say. Really? REALLY? Wouldn't that kind of defeat the purpose? Do. Not. Disturb. Pretty simple concept.

If only I could hang a similar sign when having to deal with you.

Friendly Neighborhood Desk Clerk

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