Thursday, October 16, 2008

Alarm clocks are so 2007

Currently I am at the Dearborn Hyatt, where I am spending most of the week at a work conference. It is a nice hotel, but you pay $200 per night for a room, then they charge you $5 for a bottled water and $10 to access the internet for 24 hours. Don’t they know we are headed for a recession?

Upon check-in, the following conversation transpired:

STAFF: Would you like a wake-up call for tomorrow morning?
ME: Yes, at 6:30 please.
STAFF: And, would you like a follow-up call 10 minutes later?
ME: Of course.

I think I’ve died and gone to Heaven. Upon second thought, maybe the $5 water is forgiveable. Now I just need to figure out how to get someone to call me at home repeatedly in the morning to get me out of bed. And Craig thought my snooze button was annoying …


Anonymous said... have to offer SOMETHING you don't get at else can they justify $200 a night!

C. Beth said...

Ahh, I remember when I used to travel a TON for my job. I don't miss much about that job, but, you know, I do miss hotels!! I was out of that job a couple of years before I finally realized no one was going to come clean my house for me every day when I left.

Lyndsay said...

Yes, the cleaning. I mean, why doesn't anyone change my bedding