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 +====== Hotel Bill ======
  
 +Next time you think your hotel bill is too high, you might want to consider this:
 +My wife and I are travelling by car from Victoria to Prince George.After almost eleven hours on the road, we were too tired to continue, and decide to take a room. But, we only planned to sleep for four hours and then get back on the road. When we checked out four hours later, the desk clerk hands us a bill for $350.00.
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 +I explode and demand to know why the charge is so high.I tell the clerk although it's a nice hotel; the rooms certainly aren't worth $350.00 ​ Then the clerk tells me that $350.00 is the '​standard rate'. I insisted on speaking to the Manager.
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 +The Manager appears, listens to me, and then explains that the hotel has an Olympic-sized pool and a huge conference centre that were available for us to use.'​But we didn't use them.''​Well,​ they are here, and you could have,' explains the Manager.
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 +He goes on to explain we could also have taken in one of the shows for which the hotel is famous. 'We have the best entertainers from New York , Hollywood , and Las Vegas perform here,' the Manager says.
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 +'But we didn't go to any of those shows,'​ .'​Well,​ we have them, and you could have,' the Manager replies.
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 +No matter what amenity the Manager mentions, I  reply,'​But we didn't use it!'
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 +The Manager is unmoved, and eventually I gave up and agreed to pay. 
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 +I  write a cheque and give it to the Manager. ​
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 +The Manager is surprised when he looks at the cheque. 'But sir,' 'this cheque is only made out for $50.00.''​That'​s correct, as I charged you $300.00 for sleeping with my wife.'
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 +'But I didn'​t!'​ exclaims the Manager.
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 +'Well, too bad,  she was here, and you could have.'
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 +-- Main.FredPettis - 2010-09-03
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