A husband and wife are traveling by car from Key
West to Boston.
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 road.
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
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 wife."
"But I didn't!" exclaims the manager.
"Well," the man replies, "she was here, and you
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