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Jul 26th 2010 11:59PM I use very, very hot water to remove streaks and finger prints from windows, mirrors and stainless steel. Get the water as hot as you can stand it and flick drops of water onto the window, mirrow or stainless appliance. Wipe with a dry cloth. Because the water is very hot it evaporates leaving no streaks. the hot water also helps cut the greasy film left by fingers.
Apr 1st 2010 3:02PM My Dad is a Baptist preacher. I believe in God and I believe in the bible. That does not make me a bible thumper nor does that mean that I am trying to cram my beliefs down your throat. These are my beliefs. I believe divorce is wrong and no matter how amicable that it still deeply affects children. Why is it not acceptable for someone who believes in God to have an opinion just like people who don't have the same faith? I am not going to keep my beliefs to myself just as I don't expect anyone else to have to hide or keep his/her beliefs to themselves. I too am divorced and I have made a better life for myself but I also know that I should have made a more mature and better choice for myself when I chose to get married. I struggled with the divorce on moral grounds but through prayer I have found peace with my decision. I don't appreciate all of the negative comments made personally toward people who have made it clear they believe in God. However, I understand that those opinions have no effect on me or my beliefs.
Jan 4th 2010 8:33PM As the minimum wage continues to increase so will the cost of goods and services provided by a hotel. It is a trickle down effect. Electricity, gas, supplies, food goods will continue to cost the hotel more and more so therefore the cost of doing business increases for the hotel. The employees in the hospitality industry are among the least paid. A $60,000 camry? Let me introduce you to the Lexus. The car industry averages a pay rate of $30 - $35 dollars and this does not include the huge benefits package offered to each employee. This industry by the way is currently under the government bailout package but you don't see them lowering rates significantly. If you feel you are not getting the service you deserve from the hotel you are choosing stay at then please by all means choose to not travel or choose to stay somewhere else. We in the hospitality industry have to adapt and handle many diverse requests each and every day. We work when everyone else is partying or when everyone else is home with their families for the holidays. We are open 24/7 and 365 days a year. So, the next time you pick up the phone to book a room or when you go online to get the best deal remember that it takes many people to make a hotel run successfully. They are the Front Desk Clerks, Bellmen, Telephone Operators, Maintenance staff, housekeepers, laundry workers, dishwashers, servers, bartenders, cooks, chefs, bussers, security and many more you never see. Until you have worked in the industry and you know the overhead involved please don't judge and think we are just gouging the public or making loads of money. While lowering the room rate to increase occupancy may seem to be the answer from the outside looking in it is rarely the correct reaction. Room rates are based on a formula that takes into account what the cost is per occupied room. Hotels have a minimum they can charge for a room and still keep the doors open. So back to the increased cost of supplies... this increases the cost per occupied room and therefore prevents us being able to lower rates. So instead of hitting our industry why not look to the oil companies which has helped to raise all costs in this nation.
Sep 14th 2009 1:03PM This is America and you have the freedom to do and say what you want.... as long as you don't infringe on another person's right. He was rude and selfish. Besides, why does he feel that his opinion is fact?
Nov 20th 2007 3:16PM Why not place the responsibility where it lies? It is too dangerous to be crossing RR tracks on foot. However, if you have to, at least have enough common sense to pay attention to what is going on around you. Cell phones are "things" they do not control a person or make a person step into a dangerous situation. The person is responsible for his/her own actions.