Lily decided to give herself a big treat for her birthday by staying overnight in a really nice hotel.
When she checked out the next morning, the desk clerk handed her a bill for $500.00.
Horrified, Lily demanded to know why the charge was so high.
“I agree it’s a nice hotel, but the rooms aren’t worth $500.00 for just an overnight stay! I didn’t even have breakfast.”
The clerk told Lily that $500.00 is the ‘standard rate’, and breakfast had been included had she wanted it.
The Manager appeared and, forewarned by the desk clerk, announced: “Dear Ms. Velden, this hotel has an Olympic-sized pool and a huge conference centre which are available for use.” “But I didn’t use them,” Lily declared.
”Well, they are here, and you could have,” explained the Manager.
“We have the best entertainers from the world over performing here,” the Manager said. “But I didn’t go to any of those shows,” Lily said.
“Well, we have them, and you could have,” the Manager replied.
No matter what amenity or feature of the hotel the Manager mentioned, Lily replied, “But I didn’t use it!” and the Manager countered with his standard response. After several minutes discussion, and with the Manager still unmoved, Lily sighed and decided to pay, writing a cheque, which she handed to him.
The Manager was surprised when he looked at the cheque. “But Ms. Velden, this cheque is only for $50.00.”
“That’s correct I charged you $450.00 for sleeping with me,” Lily stated.
“But I didn’t!” exclaimed the very surprised Manager.
“Well, too bad, I was here, and you could have.”
Moral to the story………….