Quiet Interruption

17 Dec

Things have been pretty quiet at the hotel.  Kinda nice to kick back and enjoy the peace.  Tuesday night was proving to be another easy going night and I looked forward to settling in with my never-ending pantry tracking project.

I had just pulled out my binder when the flashing lights and the loud annoying voice warned us there may be an emergency.


Why does it always seem to happen when I’m working…. and the managers have gone for the night.

What little guests we had slowly emerged from the stairwells.  A few called down to see if they really needed to leave the comfort of their room.  I advised them to do so until we’ve determined it’s not an emergency, and responded to their aggravation with, “I know this is a major inconvenience sir, and I apologize”.  (Sheesh.  Why ask if you don’t want to hear the answer?)

As soon as I got the fire department hooked up with the maintenance guy, I headed to the lobby to shmooz and comfort the guests. Luckily, it was only 8’pm and we only had one family with kids, so most people weren’t too put out.  In fact, they were back into their rooms by 8:30.  Job well done.

Soon after, I noticed a lady come running through the front door.  I saw our security guard point out where the bathrooms are, and the guest dashed to them. Security immediately got on the radio and called for a houseperson to clean up a spill near the door.

As she was making the call, she walked towards the desk and asked me for a towel.  The pieces slowly came together in my mind as I realized the poor girl really had to go…

My heart ached for her, thinking she must be so embarrassed.

Instead, she came to the desk to check in, proclaiming confidently, “That was quite an entrance, huh?”

I liked her immediately.

Later, she came down with her husband, who continually ribbed her about wetting her pants.  (He had rescued her in the ladies room with a new pair so she could exit with some sort of grace.)

To make her feel better, I shared my embarrassing traffic jam pee story.

She then shared her embarrassing stripping contest story where she got her panties stuck around her ankle.

I then shared….


Probably best not to get into an embarrassing story battle…

It certainly was fun while it lasted though, and much better than my never-ending pantry project.   Which by the way, still hasn’t ended.

Maybe tomorrow…..


Posted by on December 17, 2012 in Blunders, The Hotel


10 responses to “Quiet Interruption

  1. agg79

    December 17, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    That’s some kind of night you had there. Something about sharing some embarrassing moments puts us all on the same playing field. Everyone has a moments like those. There’s a reason why I make it a point to take advantage of the facilities before I get on an elevator, no matter how long the ride.

    • shadowrun300

      December 18, 2012 at 1:30 am

      We really had a lot of fun laughing at ourselves. And after my traffic jam fiasco, I also take full advantage of the facilities before I go anywhere I might get stuck.

  2. Rock Chef

    December 17, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Some things never end….

    You have got to admire that woman’s aplomb!

    • shadowrun300

      December 18, 2012 at 1:27 am

      “Aplomb”. Love that word! Don’t hear it much in these parts Do you all use it often?
      and you’re right… my project will NEVER end. I’m just trying to keep up and failing miserably.

      • Rock Chef

        December 18, 2012 at 9:35 am

        Aplomb is not widely used over here, but I have a few old friends who use it regularly. Make it your word for the day! 🙂

  3. Abby

    December 17, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    This is good to remember whenever something embarrassing happens. Somebody somewhere has a better/worse story!

    • shadowrun300

      December 18, 2012 at 1:24 am

      What’s funny is her husband said, “..and that’s just the stories we’re sharing…”. and he’s right. I have some stories that I wouldn’t dare tell anyone. She’s got me beat with the stripper story though…. maybe. 😉

  4. The Thin Lady Inside

    December 19, 2012 at 12:17 am

    I like her too! what a story! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  5. territerri

    December 23, 2012 at 12:57 am

    Never a dull moment in your job, is there? And you’ve got a never-ending supply of interesting stories to tell! I’m always amazed by people who can laugh at their own embarrassing moments. I’m usually too embarrassed to share, especially with strangers!

    • shadowrun300

      December 23, 2012 at 1:24 am

      I usually am too, but she was so comfortable with herself, that for a moment her self assured-ness rubbed off on me. I have a few embarrassing moments that will NEVER be shared though. I wonder if she does??


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