Wednesday, February 02, 2005

my communication skills

Hotel Pool Guy [raised voice from 30 feet away]: Sir, those towels need to stay here.

Me [gesturing to bin full of identical towels, 3 feet away but in the weight room]: Can I put them in here when I'm done?

HPG: Those towels. They have to stay in the pool area.

Me: Yeah, I won't take them to my room. Can I put them in that bin there?

HPG: The pool towels need to stay here. They're separate.

Me: Oh. They're different from these here?

HPG [angrily]: They're not *different*. They're *separate*.

Me: Oh.


At Wed Feb 02, 10:27:00 PM PST, Blogger Erik said...

Everyone needs a cause. This guy's cause is towels, and I don't understand why you can't let him have that.

At Thu Feb 03, 07:58:00 PM PST, Blogger No_Newz said...

You should have mooned him. :P
Lois Lane
P.S. nice to see you back.

At Thu Feb 03, 11:34:00 PM PST, Blogger mamacita said...

Is this to do with segregation?

At Fri Feb 04, 12:43:00 PM PST, Blogger bryan torre said...

yeah, the towels were Separate But Equal. Apparently the HPG had never heard of Brown v Board of Ed.

At Fri Feb 04, 12:57:00 PM PST, Blogger blogball said...

We used to have those kinds of towels. They are called apartheid towels. We had some anti apartheid towel rallies and everything is fine now.
The movement was so successful that there was a case of a guest taking a towel from his room then using the towel at the pool and then taking a fresh towel from the pool area back to his room with out anyone yelling at him. What progress we have made. Never give up the fight!

At Fri Feb 04, 02:52:00 PM PST, Blogger blogball said...

PS Happy Birthday Bryan Torre


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