FOR HER 70th BIRTHDAY, s woman decided to treat herself to a night in a really nice hotel. When she checked out the next morning, the desk clerk handed her a bill for $550.00. She demanded to know why the charge was so high.
“I agree it’s a nice hotel, but the rooms aren’t worth $550.00 for just an overnight stay! I didn’t even have breakfast.”
The clerk told her, “Ma’am, $550.00 is the standard rate, and breakfast had been included. It was there if you wanted it.”
She insisted on speaking to the manager, who duly appeared and, forewarned by the desk clerk, announced: “This hotel has an Olympic-sized pool and a huge conference center which are available for use.”
“But I didn’t use them,” she said.
”Well, they are here,” explained the Manager, “and you could have used either or both of them. It was there if you wanted it.”
He went on to explain that she could also have seen one of the in-hotel shows for which they were so famous.
“We have the best entertainers from the world over performing here,” the Manager said.
“But I didn’t go to any of those shows,” she said.
“Well, we have them, and you could have seen the shows,” the Manager replied. “It was there if you wanted it.”
No matter what amenity the Manager mentioned, she replied, “But I didn’t use it!” and the Manager countered with his standard response, It was there if you wanted it.
After several minutes discussion, and with the Manager still unmoved, she decided to pay, wrote a check, and gave it to him.
The Manager was surprised when he looked at the check. “But madam, this check is for $50.00.”
“That’s correct I charged you $500.00 for sleeping with me,” she replied.
“But I didn’t!” exclaimed the very surprised Manager.
“Well, too bad. I was here. I was alone. It was there if you wanted it.”
Jaygee’s Moral: Don’t mess with senior citizens …