Monday, March 10, 2014

Screwtops


My friend's friend was in a state. She'd really been looking forward to staying the weekend in one of her favourite hotels but to her great annoyance they'd given her a room in the modern annex instead of the beautiful original building. In no uncertain terms she conveyed her displeasure to the manager, assuring him that she'd booked months ago and specifically asked for a room in the old part of the hotel. The manager hummed and harred and eventually agreed to move her. The only room he had left was a suite so they then proceeded to argue at length about the price. 
At last she moved into the suite and, exhausted by the aggravation, she made straight for the minibar and poured a glass of white wine which she downed in one. The aftertaste was unusual. Actually it was disgusting. She smelt the wine which remained in the small bottle. To her horror she realised it was urine. She got on the phone to the manager.
At least she got the suite for free...

9 Comments:

Anonymous kinglear said...

Now what would be really interesting would be to find out what the urine was doing there....

11:33 am  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

It's like topping up the gin with water...leaving without paying for the minibar. We must remember to check the screw tops before diving into the bottles.

12:38 pm  
Blogger Fat Dormouse said...

AAAAAAAAAARGH!! I've had some wine that tasted as though it could have been pee, but never actual pee. Eeep;

4:51 pm  
Blogger Angus said...

Last time I ever touch white wine in a room fridge. There again red wine could be blood ? Perhaps I'll stick to the chocolate.

5:10 pm  
Anonymous kinglear said...

The relative health of any economy can be ascertained by what the price of the chocolate bar is in the minibar. I remember looking ( but not buying) a Twix in a swanky hotel in Paris in 2007 - it was Eur 7. The French of course live in cloud cuckoo land. Recently it was only Eur 4.....

9:03 am  
Blogger Eurodog said...

I feel sick!

12:47 pm  
Anonymous kinglear said...

ED - what you don't like Twix??

4:01 pm  
Blogger janerowena said...

Well, they do say it's good for the complexion, if that's any consolation... I once had a gin and tonic from a hotel in Tenerife. The tonic was vile and tasted indescribable. The hotel sent it away to have it tested, and it was machine oil. All I got was a free drink!

10:45 am  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

OMG JR!
I hadn't heard about Twix deflation KL.

11:08 am  

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