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The Expensive HotelHans Maurer
- Fri Nov 12 12:22:33 1999
The Expensive Hotel
A husband and wife are traveling by car from Atlanta to New York. After
almost twenty-four hours on the road, they're too
tired to continue, and they decide to stop for a rest. They stop
at a nice hotel and take a room, but they only plan to sleep for
four hours and then get back on the road.
When they check out four hours later, the desk clerk hands them a
bill for $350. The man explodes and demands to know why the
charge is so high. He tells the clerk although it's a nice
hotel, the rooms certainly aren't worth $350. When the clerk
tells him $350 is the standard rate, the man insists on speaking
to the manager.
The manager listens to the man and then explains the hotel has an
Olympic-sized pool and a huge conference center that were
available for the husband and wife to use. He also explains they
could have taken in one of the shows for which the hotel is
"The best entertainers from New York, Hollywood and Las Vegas
perform here," explains the manager.
No matter what facility the manager mentions, the man replies,
"But we didn't use it!"
The manager is unmoved and eventually the man gives up and agrees
to pay. He writes a check and gives it to the manager. The
manager is surprised when he looks at the check.
"But sir," he says, "this check is only made out for $100."
"That's right," says the man. "I charged you $250 for sleeping
with my wife."
"But I didn't!" exclaims the manager.
"Well," the man replies, "she was here, and you could have."