Friday, December 02, 2011

Weekends in Hotels

Last weekend it was the Civil War (UofO and OSU)....this weekend...last night was terrible. Noise in the halls, thumping, folks going up and down stairs....I nearly called the front desk. The thing is, my family ALL seem to have this deep-seated fear I will, "make a scene". I didn't call.

This a.m. I woke up to  chainsaws. I swear it was terrifying....sawing and strange sounds I couldn't place.  We've had a fridge making noises since we moved in. On the way to breakfast (which they close 1/2 hour before the end as they need clean up time - we're on it now and plan to MAKE it tomorrow) I noted housekeeping doing the strange things in all the rooms except ours.  It was either winter cleaning - or ?????

Note furniture away from walls, sheets
I've asked for THREE days for extra towels. We are in a FAMILY SUITE which sleeps SIX and they gave me four towels. I was worried a bit as they have a sign saying if you stain a towel they will charge you for it - so I'm wondering if going to Walmart for some towels would be a good idea anyway.....

BUT after missing breakfast because they TOLD me it would be served until 10:00 a.m. and nothing was out when we went down at 9:45 a.m.  (and not making a scene), after being up so late due to noise and being awakened to strange noises (and not making  a scene), I was DETERMINED to get a TOWEL.

I asked if I could have enough towels for each of us to have our own towel (ewww).  She said she has to "inventory the towels each day" - she proceeded to count and check the towels and then logged  she gave us five today. ::snort:: I really find it funny to speculate on why they have such strict towel regs here.  This is the 3rd Comfort Suites we've stayed at on this trip and we've not run into this yet.

Since we now had such a fun relationship - I asked if they were replacing fridges on our floor or what? She apologized for the noise and told me they are installing wide screen tvs and discovered the entertainment centers are too short. They were cutting them apart, adding boards and putting them back together again. We are in here for a week and were the only room they couldn't DID hear thumping, loud voices, saws and strange thumping sounds (Industrial Staple Guns). It wasn't a jet lag nightmare. ::snort::
Afraid to get a shot of the men - but evidence of my story
Let it be on the record, through all this I not ONCE made a scene...though I came very close.  I miss the trailer.

Choosing Joy!
©2011 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...


Linda said...

I'd be checking out of that Comfort Suites and heading for a Hampton. Sheesh! Good job not making a scene. :)

Anonymous said...

Sis: Tell the kids this G'Ma of theirs would make a scene or at least as for a HUGE reduction in the daily rates for the room. The game yesterday was even louder than the "civil war" because it was with UCLA for the championship of the 'Pack 11" and for a part in the Rose Bowl." Was a good game! Find a new motel or whatever.
love/prayers - Mom T.

Jodi said...

I would be trying to move hotel too. You're doing well at not making scenes. LOL

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

I CHECKED into this hotel because I did not want to change rooms every 3 days! LOL I think the face that we're on the road for 4 weeks colors how we're viewing this.