My dad and mom were traveling by car from Victoria to Prince George .
Being Seniors, after almost eleven hours on the road, they were too tired
to continue, and decided to take a room. But, they only planned to sleep
for four hours and then get back on the road.
When they checked out fourhours later, the desk clerk handed them a bill for $350.00.
Dad explode and demanded to know why the charge is so high. He told the
clerk although it's a nice hotel; the rooms certainly aren't worth
$350.00 for four hours. Then the clerk tells them that $350.00 is the'standard rate'.
Dad insisted on speaking to the Manager.
The Manager appears, listens to him, and then explains that the hotel has
an Olympic-sized pool and a huge conference centre that were available
for us to use.'But we didn't use them," dad said.''Well, they are here,
and you could have," explained the Manager.
He went on to explain that they could also have taken in one of the shows
for which the hotel is famous. "We have the best entertainers from New
York , Hollywood , and Las Vegas perform here," the Manager says.
"But we didn't go to any of those shows," dad said. "Well, we have them,
and you could have," the Manager replied.
No matter what amenity the Manager mentioned, he replied,"But we didn'tuse it!"
The Manager is unmoved, and eventually they gave up and agreed to pay.
Dad wrote a check and gave it to the Manager.
The Manager is surprised when he looks at the cheque. "But sir, this
cheque is only made out for $50.00." ''That's correct. I charged you
$300.00 for sleeping with my wife," dad replied.
"But I didn't!" exclaims the Manager.
Dad said, "Well, too bad, she was here, and you could have."