Dear Hotel Guests,
You're on the road, and may not have had space in the suitcase for rain gear. Entirely understandable, especially with airline baggage limitations. It is with this sentiment that we offer convenient compact courtesy umbrellas to keep you dry when the sky goes awry.
My apologies if said umbrella is unsuitable. Too small, doesn't fold the way you like and the color is wrong you say? Let me direct you to the nearest store for all your foul weather needs.
That's not going to work? Because you want the one you saw leaning against the wall in the back office? If it were available for me to lend, I would offer it. However one of your fellow travelers thought ahead and brought it, and asked me to hold onto it while it dries. I can't give it away.
Let me call the rain gods and see if there is anything I can do about the weather.
Friendly Neighborhood Desk Clerk