Thursday Special ~ From A Travelers Guide To Bargaining

My wife and I were travelling by car from Liverpool to Shetland.  Being Seniors, after almost seven hours on the road, we were too tired to continue, and decided to take an hotel room in Dundee .. But, we only planned to sleep overnight and then get back on the road. When we checked out next morning, the desk clerk handed us a bill for £250.00.

I exploded and demanded to know why the charge was so high. I told the clerk although it’s a nice hotel; the rooms certainly aren’t worth £250.00 for just an overnight stop without even breakfast. The clerk told me that £250.00 is the ‘standard rate’ so I insisted on speaking to the Manager.

The Manager appeared, listened to me, and then explained that the hotel had an Olympic-sized pool and a huge conference centre that they were available for us to use.

‘But we didn’t use them,” I said.

”Well, they are here, and you could have,” explained the Manager.  He went on to explain that we could also have taken in one of the in-hotel shows for which the hotel is famous. “We have the best entertainers from Edinburgh , Glasgow , and Aberdeen performing here,” the Manager said.

“But we didn’t go to any of those shows,” I said. “Well, we have them, and you could have,” the Manager replied.

No matter what amenity the Manager mentioned, I replied, “But we didn’t use it!”
The Manager is unmoved, and eventually I gave up and agreed to pay.
I wrote a cheque and gave it to the Manager.  The Manager was surprised when he looked at the cheque.

“But sir, this cheque is only made out for £50.00.”

”That’s correct. I charged you £200.00 for sleeping with my wife,” I replied

“But I didn’t!” exclaims the Manager.

I said, “Well, too bad, she was here, and you could have.”




Thanks to the old rascal Ramana for the story today

17 thoughts on “Thursday Special ~ From A Travelers Guide To Bargaining

  1. Mayo

    He had to be old to come up with “wisdom” like that.
    i would have never thought of that—PRICELESS!

    His wife was only worth E200, what? Was she old????

  2. nick

    I’ve heard that joke before, and it’s still extremely funny. I must try that the next time I get an outrageous bill at some posh sleeperie (that’s a good word isn’t it? I just made it up)

  3. Grannymar Post author

    Ramana – I am sure you will cope! 😀

    Mayo – Money seems pretty worthless no matter what country you are in these days. 🙁

    Nick – ‘A posh sleeperie’ I love it and intend using it sometime soon. 😀

  4. wisewebwoman

    I’ve heard this one before and not to be a downer, I’ve always felt outraged at the thought of the wife being pimped by her husband.
    I know, no sense of humour. Only a joke. BUT.

  5. Cardi

    Somehow, it wouldn’t bear the same punchline if it were politically correct … nice one

  6. blackwatertown

    And re WWW’s point – occurred to me too, but I suppose the joke would work just as well with the husband and wife roles reversed. An extra twist even?
    I do some field testing to see.

  7. Grannymar Post author

    blackwatertown – You mean me? I squeeze out of many a tight corner – brothers are good training! 😆

    Let us know how you get on with the field testing.

  8. bikehikebabe

    Haha hee hee, LOL 😀
    This was fun. I couldn’t tackle Synchronicity today, but I’ll help you peel spuds.


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