I went to an overnight conference for work this week. You know how there are nice places and nice places? This was a nice place that charged like a nice place. From the outside it looked like a run-down old apartment complex. Inside the rooms were nice, but not that great. The catered food was adequate and the conference room well appointed.
But I am so tired of being charged for little things. I had brought my lap top along to catch up on shows I had been missing and have something to play DVDs after hours when i was just hanging out with the wife. I fire up the lap top and log on. A page comes up and says this: 24-hour access, $4.95. Charge to your room?
Really?! I’m paying over $150 a night and on top I have to pay for internet access too? The Econo Lodge down the highway gives it away for free. One would think that in a nice place, it would be included, not a nickel and dime operation trying to additionaly separate me from my money.
Not to mention what they charged me for a whiskey with a beer back at the bar!
It was a nice escape from work though and a great opportunity to spend some quality time with the wife, in spite of the crap. It’s late though and I have some stuff to write about, changes shall we say, but they’ll have to wait.