An older lady decided to give herself a big treat for her 70th birthday by staying overnight in a really nice hotel. When she checked out the next morning, the desk clerk handed her a bill for $250.00. She demanded to know why the charge was so high.
"I agree it's a nice hotel, but the rooms aren't worth $250.00 for just
an overnight stay! I didn't even have breakfast."
The clerk told her that $250.00 is the 'standard rate, and breakfast had
been included had she wanted it.
She insisted on speaking to the Manager. The Manager appeared and, forewarned by the desk clerk, Announced: "This Hotel has an Olympic-sized pool and a huge conference center which are available for use."
"But I didn't use them," she said.
''Well, they are here, and you could have," explained the Manager.
He went on To explain that she could also have seen one of the in-hotel
shows for which they were so famous. "We have the best entertainers from all over the world performing here, the Manager said.
"But I didn't go to any of those shows," she said
"Well, we have them, and you could have," the Manager replied.
No matter what amenity the Manager mentioned, she replied,
"But I didn't use it!" and the Manager countered with his standard
response. After several minutes of discussion and with the Manager still unmoved she decided to pay. She wrote a check and gave it to him.
The Manager was surprised when he looked at the check.
"But madam, this check is for $50.00."
"That's correct! I charged you $200.00 for sleeping with me," she replied
"But I didn't!" exclaimed the very surprised Manager.
"Well, too bad, I was here, and you could have."