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Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999 15:22:00 -0500 (EST)
From: Pie Rate
Subject: BLAGUES-L: Expensive hotel

Date: Tue, 09 Nov 1999 11:44:25 -0500
From: Julie Mayrand

A husband and wife are traveling by car from Atlanta to New York.  After
almost twenty-four hours on the road, they're too tired to continue, and
they decide to stop for a rest.  They stop at a nice hotel and take a
room, but they only plan to sleep for four hours and then get back on the

When they check out four hours later, the desk clerk hands them a bill for
$350.  The man explodes and demands to know why the charge is so high.  He
tells the clerk although it's a nice hotel, the rooms certainly aren't
worth $350.  When the clerk tells him $350 is the standard rate, the man
insists on speaking to the manager. 

The manager listens to the man and then explains the hotel has an
Olympic-sized pool and a huge conference center that were available for
the husband and wife to use.  He also explains they could have taken in
one of the shows for which the hotel is famous. 

"The best entertainers from New York, Hollywood and Las Vegas perform
here," explains the manager. 

No matter what facility the manager mentions, the man replies, "But we
didn't use it!" 

The manager is unmoved and eventually the man gives up and agrees to pay. 
He writes a check and gives it to the manager.  The manager is surprised
when he looks at the check. 

"But sir," he says, "this check is only made out for $100."

"That's right," says the man. "I charged you $250 for sleeping with my

"But I didn't!" exclaims the manager.

"Well," the man replies, "she was here, and you could have."

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