June 30, 2005

VIP Service
  • There's a generation of old-school hotel managers nodding discretely in approval. Class.
  • wow.
  • Alternative ending: "We had the bellhop place the personal items in your luggage before your departure to the airport." Attn: Mr. Petrov, Lyubyanka Prison 19C-41, Moskva 0023 Russia.
  • "There's a generation of old-school hotel managers nodding discretely in approval. Class." True, but would they have approved of the tinnnnnny test which might turn off potential visitors of a certain age who couldn't read it? (And, yes, I do have my preferences set for large text.)
  • Oh god I need pot.
  • And I have it!
  • Oh man. :(
  • Hey Hotel Whatever, I uh left somethings behind too. Where's my hook up?
  • True, but would they have approved of the tinnnnnny text... I certainly doubt they'd approve of the text that doesn't follow the shape of the paper... this is cute, but clearly a hoax.
  • Pots are in the kitchen. heh.
  • We used to burn bales of ditch-weed like that to reduce low-level visibilty.
  • And for the monkeys experiencing illegibilty ... Hover over the bottom right-corner of the pic; then click on the pop-up image-icon to zoom the pic to a legible size.
  • rolypolyman, sorry to inject some seriousness, but your joke wouldn't work anymore. A couple of years ago, Russia softened its drug possession laws, such that upto 10 hits of any drug, only results in a fine.
  • If I'm ever in Amsterdam, Novotel's got my business. One cannot put a price on superior, discrete service. Most Americans have no idea what old-school hotel management is about - I've experienced it exactly once, at the Le Parker Meridien in New York.
  • I have a friend who once left $500 cash under a mattress in a youth hostel in Dublin. It was 36 hours before she realized she'd left it and another day before she made it back, but it was waiting for her in an envelope in the safe when she got there. Now THAT is service.
  • That's some pretty sad-looking schwag.