A married couple are traveling by car from Victoria to Prince George.
Being seniors, after almost eleven hours on the road, they were too tired to
continue, and decided to take a room. They planned to sleep for four
hours and then get back on the road.
When they checked out four hours later, the desk clerk handed them a
bill for $350.00. The man exploded and demanded to know why the charge was so high. He told the clerk that although it's a nice hotel, the rooms certainly aren't worth $35000 for four hours.
The clerk told him that $350.00 is the 'standard rate'. He insisted on
speaking to the manager. The manager appeared, listened to him, and
then explained that the hotel has an Olympic-sized pool and a huge
conference centre that were available for them to use.
But we didn't use them," the husband said. ''Well, they are here, and
you could have," explained the manager. The manager went on to explain that
the couple could also have taken in one of the shows for which the hotel is
famous. "We have the best entertainers from New York, Hollywood, and
Las Vegas perform here," the manager says.
"But we didn't go to any of those shows," the husband said. "Well, we
have them, and you could have," the manager replied. No matter what amenity the manager mentioned, the husband replied, "But we didn't use it!"
The manager was unmoved, and eventually the husband gave up and agreed
to pay. He didn't have the check book he asked his wife to write the
check. he did and gave it to the manager.
The manager was surprised when he looked at the check. "But ma'am, this
is made out for only $50.00." 'That's correct. I charged you $300.00 for
sleeping with me,' she replied. "But I didn't!" exclaimed the manager.
"Well, too bad, I was here, and you could have."
Don't mess with senior citizens. They didn't get there by being stupid!