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Sep 9th 2009 4:37PM Actually you would not believe what adults do intentionally. I work in a well maintained midscale hotel and I have seen firsthand what has happened in some guestrooms. I had an adult male drink too much Capt Moron and go through a double pained sliding glass door (needless to say he was in surgery having shards of glass removed from his body). I also had an adult male deficate in the bathtub, in the bed and smear it all over the bathroom (this was an adult male who was in his 40s). I have had another adult use our furniture as a bottle opener. This isn't a common occurance but there are people who have absolutely no respect for something that isn't theirs. What about the all people who "borrow" hotel towels, pillows or blankets? That, my friend, is stealing. If you didn't arrive with it, don't take it with you. And if you don't see the harm in the thousands of dollars spent to replace these things or the hours spent cleaning up after someone disgusting please don't send your clients to my hotel.
Jul 22nd 2009 6:46PM Hi David,
Well here's the deal with Expedia and the other travel sites. If you booked through the Expedia site and did a prepaid reservation for 6 nights you actually paid Expedia not the hotel. In turn Expedia pays the hotel on one of their company cards a rate less than what you paid Expedia - this is why 1. you will not get a receipt from the hotel - it isn't your receipt it is Expedia's receipt (your receipt is technically your credit card statement showing the billing from Expedia and/or the emailed confirmation from Expedia that shows how much your credit card was charged and where you went, how long your stay was booked for, etc.) 2. The hotel cannot issue a refund for unused nights because they are basically dealing with Expedia not you. I don't think you will win this one by submitting a claim to your credit card company because the sites like Expedia specifically state that you cannot cancel or get a refund for unused nights.
If you book your overnight accomodations with the hotel directly then you have more of an opportunity to check out early if your business finishes ahead of schedule and you will be able to get a receipt from the hotel because you dealt directly with them.
Mar 10th 2009 5:31PM Our society is to blame. From technology to parenting skills.. It all went out the window somewhere. Apparently this girl did not feel loved by her family so she found love in a boyfriend. Similar to girls that have babies so someone is "forced to love" them. Terrible... Everyday I hear something ridiculous that society has thrown out, I kiss my son and tell him I am sorry that he has to live in this kind of world. Parents need to be parents. Cell phones are not the parents - and kids as well as some adults should not have cell phones. Texting and photo texting should not exist anymore. All it has done is make us inconsiderate and shameless.
Mar 3rd 2009 9:55PM I think it is funny that she wants an iphone. They aren't worth the money. Human fingers are too large for the tiny icons and you wind up in screens that weren't your intention. They need to come with a stylis stick to operate properly.
Secondly, fathers do not want to share their knowledge with their siblings - they want to share their knowledge with their offspring. A sibling is a brother or sister - offspring is a son or daughter.
Jan 15th 2009 11:02PM Jeez it's about time that prison break has gone off the air. It really is redundant. How many times do you need to break into prison only to break out of prison. Get a life people. Granted there are plenty more shows that should have stayed on the writer's floor - including every single reality show on tv. I think the current tv programming lineup is making us dumber.
Jan 14th 2009 12:50AM Aldi's sucks. If you have ever walked into one you would find no shelves. Everything is stacked on pallets as if the truck pulled in and just dropped everything on the floor. It is not well kept as far as cleanliness. I went in to get something for my son. It might have been diapers or formula and it was on my way home from work. I left and went elsewhere.
Not that I shop at Walmart either, (Walmart isn't the big thing when you are actually living in a city like area where choices are abundent - Walmart is like K-Mart or Target to me - not at the top of "Quality Ladder") but I wouldn't be too concerned at the next board meeting for Walmart in regards to Aldi's taking business from them.
And for all the people who may think I am a snob or rich. I am neither. I shop for what is on sale. I read all the grocery circulars that are nearby and I plan my weekly meals around those sales, I don't buy junk food at full price and I do buy generic items. All I want is a clean store and more than 3 open check out lines that don't have 10 people in each line waiting.
Jan 14th 2009 12:27AM This is in reply to Betty: Credit card companies charge businesses a fee for accepting credit cards. That is why businesses put a minimum on how much you need to spend before they will accept the credit card. If people would simply pay cash for their transactions theire would be far more people not in debt. You would be more aware of where your money is going. No one ever keeps track of how much they charge until the bill comes in. And then they pay only the minimum charge due.. you never get out of the hole with that kind of disregard for money. People live well beyond their means trying to keep up with everyone else. Use credit cards wisely and only for emergencies - keep a budget - set aside spending money and when that money's gone you don't buy anything else. Credit cards is credit not income. Payback is expected not requested.
And where the heck are you shopping that the clerk doesn't think they need to give you change even if it's a penny. Maybe you should find somewhere else to spend your money if you think that you are being ripped off. Use your brain.
Jan 7th 2009 10:23PM Actually no one would get "bumped" or need to be a volunteer if the airlines didn't overbook the plane in the first place. It should be like ordering tickets to a play or opera, once the seats are filled they do not continue to sell tickets to that performance, or if you need 4 seats but there are only 3 left - guess what either buy 3 tickets or find another performance time or even a different show for the amount of tickets you need. This practice would make it a little more stressfree for all involved.
Common courtesy has totally left our culture. It is all about a me first and me only attitude. I have just as many things to do and want to get to where I'm going. I don't think being a bully should get you anything more than the next person. I think we need to stop being so PC and stop being babies when we don't get what we want or disagree with someone else. Sometimes life isn't fair --- excellent lesson learned in dodgeball, sometimes you catch the ball and sometimes you get hit by it... move on and stop whining.