I received this earlier today and just had to share it with all of you. This message has many lessons, especially in financial literacy and dignity. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did! Feel free to share it with others, and bring a smile to their face as it hopefully brings one to yours.
A married couple are traveling by car from Victoria to Prince George .Being Seniors, after almost eleven hours on the road, they were tootired to continue, and decided to take a room. But, they only plannedto sleep for four hours and then get back on the road. When theychecked out four hours later, the desk clerk handed them a bill for $350.00.The man explodes and demands to know why the charge is so high.He told the clerk although it’s a nice hotel; the rooms certainly aren’tworth $350.00 for four hours. Then the clerk tells him that $350.00 isthe ‘standard rate’. He insisted on speaking to the Manager.The Manager appears, listens to him, and then explains that the hotel hasan Olympic-sized pool and a huge conference center that were availablefor us to use.“But we didn’t use them,” the husband said.”Well, they are here, and you could have,” explained the Manager.The Manager went on to explain that the couple could also have taken inone of the shows for which the hotel is famous. “We have the bestentertainers from New York , Hollywood , and Las Vegas perform here”, the Managersays.“But we didn’t go to any of those shows,” the husband said.“Well, we have them, and you could have,” the Manager replied.No matter what amenity the Manager mentioned, the husband replied,“But we didn’t use it!”The Manager is unmoved, and eventually the husband gave up and agreedto pay. As he didn’t have the check book he asked his wife to write thecheck. She did and gave it to the Manager.The Manager is surprised when he looks at the check. “But ma’am, this isonly made out for $50.00.””That’s correct. I charged you $300.00 for sleeping with me,” she replied.“But I didn’t!” exclaims the Manager..“Well, too bad, I was here, and you could have.”Don’t mess with senior citizens. They didn’t get there by being stupid!