“Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.” – Albert Einstein

So, I am sitting here, after finally getting back to my hotel room after a long day on the road, and a very satisfactory dinner with a good friend, minding my own business, basking in glow of my laptop monitor and the afterglow of my dinner-martini and after-dinner latte, all warm and happy and thinking of bed.

Then, with very little warning, and absolutely no foreplay, I am contemplating a view of my toes.  Except they are set against the backdrop of the ceiling plaster, which is not the usual setting for toes.  Fascinating.

After getting my toes back into their usual position at the gravity-end of my body, I called the front desk to inform them of the critical furniture failure in my room.  We come to a brief understanding.   They won’t charge me for the chair.  I won’t sue their asses off.

Actually, they were quite nice about it – they even offered to bring me up another office chair.  But with bed so imminent, there really didn’t seem to be a point.  I just wanted to make it quite plain, that while I cannot vouch for what OTHER hotel occupants did with their chairs, I was innocent of any possible charges of furniture abuse.

(P.S. – I will be answering the rest of the questions – just as soon as I get back!)

February 28th, 2007 at 10:46 pm
3 Responses to “They just don’t make hotel furniture like they used to”
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    Tara Says:

    This gave me a good laugh. Hope you don’t mind. 🙂

    Glad you didn’t sustain any injuries.

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    Cinnkitty Says:

    Okay…ewwww….I have a hard enough time just sitting on the comforters, thank you very much. NOW I won’t be able to sit in the chairs because I’ll be thinking about what some other occupants might have been doing in it. Blech! I might as well just become a complete germaphobe and join Howie Mandell (oh wait, he got better!). 🙂

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    It was great to see you again. I hope the greek pizza survived re-heating for lunch.