Thursday, July 12, 2007

All Keyed Up

Yesterday was a l-o-n-g day. Out of bed at 5a (though I think I was awake at 3:45) and out the door (late) to catch my early morning flight to DC.

Yes, I was going to Richmond, but it only costs $200 to fly to DC and two hour drive to Richmond. To fly directly to Richmond, just add $1100 to that ticket.

But I got my regional medical director to go with me, so he drove and we had about 4+ hours of strategic planning we could take care of. Not a bad deal. And soooo much more economical in his Prius.

So, I am back in DC and was dropped off at my hotel. A nice hotel, I might add. Nicer than the frickin' Red Roof Inn I stayed the last two times.

Check-in went smoothly and I got a room on the 4th floor. I lugged my shit up in the sweltering heat and the key does not work. Both don't work. Why do they give you two keys when it is just one person checking in? I'm just axing.

I take all my crap back down and they issue me new keys. And they have a facilities guy up there to meet me. I guess they must think I'm a moron and don't know how to use an electronic lock. It'd been a long day - I was thinking that maybe I was missing something very basic that I've done hundreds of times before.

Ruckiry (not Jon's boss) the guy stays with me and watches. Why ruckiry, you ask? Um....because they new key worked, but it seems someone else was occupying the room....and they were in there when I keyed in.

Can you fucking imagine??? They weren't nekkid or anything, but still! I freaked and it was me keying into the room. It'd have been about 61 times worse had it been someone keying into my room. And the chances of me being nekkid were about 120 times greater.

The front desk was extremely apologetic to me. They moved me to the top floor and room that has a couch, two chairs, a dining room table with seating for four, a huge whirlpool tub.

Naturally, I knocked before using my key.


Kris said...

That happened to me once in Key West. We walked in on an English couple in their 60s and the woman was in a towel. 'Nuff said.

Sue said...

Why, why, why do hotels always assume that you don't know wtf you are doing and send someone up to help you? I feel better hearing that they sent someone up with you, because I thought it was just because I was a woman that someone was sent up with me. But then you found someone else in the room! That has happened to me a couple of times. Once I just saw their bags, once someone was asleep, and the other time they were watching tv. It alway rattles you though. Good that they moved you up to a better room.

rebecca said...

How are you coming up w/ these seemingly random statistics, btw?

Tell us tell us which hotel!

Anonymous said...

oh - those stats? i was wondering when someone would figure out i make those all up. Or even bother to ask.

...and I am AMAZED how many people this has happened to.