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Dear Hotel Room Neighbor…

July 26th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Dear Hotel Room Neighbor,

I'm writing to say “Thank you!” for your continued help. Without unfailing effort on your part, I would actually have gotten a normal amount of sleep during my hotel room stays of the past few days. Since sleep is the enemy to a very busy person like myself, I thank you for helping me to find much more time in my day to think about all the things I can be doing when the sun is up, and even do some of the things I have to miss doing because I'm sleeping.


If it weren't for your willingness to slam your hotel room door just as I was dozing off, I'd surely have drifted right off into a restful REM sleep. What a waste that would have been! Instead, you allowed me an extra hour to worry about how my wife and daughter are doing home alone without me.


If you hadn't been stomping around your room, bumping the walls as if you were moving furniture, I might have missed watching the clock turn from 11:59pm to 12:00am. How often does a person (especially an AM flyer) get to see that? Thanks for not letting me miss it!


If you hadn't had your television on at volume levels that would annoy a deaf person, I might not have realized that my wakeup call was getting close. Only three more hours before I have to get up and get ready for work! I might have missed my lobby had it not been for you!


If you hadn't been conversing loudly with a good friend on your cell phone at 2:30am (graciously allowing me to clearly hear your side of the rather bawdy conversation through the locked door that joins our rooms), I might have been asleep and therefore unable to realize that my pillow had become unbearably hot and that I needed to flip it over to get my head against the cool side again. You saved me a lot of potential discomfort!


And how is it that we always seem to be in the same hotel? Three consecutive nights you've been my neighbor! In my commuter hotel in Phoenix and in the overnight hotels in Indianapolis and Denver, you've been right there lending a helping hand. It's amazing to me that you're so willing to travel around the country just to ensure that I'm taken care of in the above ways.


So, once again, “Thank you!” I'm glad there are people as helpful and considerate as you staying in this hotel with me!




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  • 1 Ron // Jul 26, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    Hahaha! Classic. I think this guy’s been my hotel neighbor too. In fact, he seems to have the ability to be in two places at the same time, because I’ve had him on BOTH sides of my room at the same time.

    Somebody oughta give this guy a raise! (And promote him to management, right?)

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