A 70-year-old woman chose to stay overnight in a costly hotel as a treat for her birthday. The morning following her stay, she was appalled when the desk worker gave her a bill for $250. She asked why the room charge was so high.
“It’s a nice hotel, but the rooms certainly aren’t worth $250 for just an overnight stay! I didn’t even have breakfast,” she told the worker.
The worker clarified that $250 is the standard rate. At that point, the older lady insisted on talking with the manager. The manager arrived and explained, “Ma’am the hotel has an Olympic-sized pool and a huge conference centre, which are both available for use.”
“But I didn’t use them,” the older woman said.
“Well, they are here and you could have,” he replied.
The manager proceeded to say that she could likewise have seen one of the in-hotel shows for which the hotel is famous. “We have the best entertainers from around the world performing here,” he said.
“But I didn’t go to any of those shows,” she said.
The manager replied, “Well, we have them, and you could have.”
Regardless of the facility he recommended, the older lady just answered, “But I didn’t use it!”
After several minutes of contending with him, she chose to pay.
The manager was shocked when she gave him the cheque. “But madam, this cheque is for only $50,” he said.
“That is right. I charged you $200 for sleeping with me,” the older lady replied.
“But I didn’t!” the manager shouted.
“Well, too bad. I was here, and you could have.”