THE HOTEL BILL
Next time you think your hotel bill is too high you might want to
A husband and wife are traveling by car from Cape Town to Musina .
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 R950.00.
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
When the clerk tells him R950.00 is the standard rate, the man
insists on speaking to the Manager.
The Manager appears, listens to the man, and then explains that the
hotel has an Olympic-sized pool and a huge conference center that were
available for the husband and wife to use.
"But we didn't use them," the man complains.
"Well, they are here, and you could have," explains the
He goes on to explain they could have taken in one of the shows for
which the hotel is famous. "The best entertainers from Jhb, Cape
and Dbn perform here," the Manager says.
"But we didn't go to any of those shows," complains the man
"Well, we have them, and you could have," the Manager replies.
No matter what amenity the Manager mentions, the man replies, "But
didn't use it!"
The Manager is unmoved, and eventually the man gives up and agrees to
He writes a cheque and gives it to the Manager.
The Manager is surprised when he looks at the cheque . "But
says, "this cheque is only made out for R250.00."
"That's correct," says the man. "I charged you R700.00 for
with my wife."
"But I didn't!" exclaims the Manager.
"Well, too bad," the man replies. "She was here and
you could have."