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Posted: 5/9/2004 9:42:42 PM EST
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Link Posted: 5/9/2004 9:45:07 PM EST
WTF,over?
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 9:45:57 PM EST
im not sure what this is about. BUT..

i stayed at a HJ and it didnt have an alarm clock....or any clock for that matter.

it really bothered me.

i always thought that a clock was manditory in any hotel.

Link Posted: 5/9/2004 9:47:50 PM EST
There are no clocks in Motel 6.
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 9:49:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/9/2004 9:54:39 PM EST by Janus]
Roger!


The lizard is swimming in the zucchini.


I say again.


The lizard is swimming in the zucchini.
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 9:50:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By Burley:
There are no clocks in Motel 6.



why is this?

digital alarm clocks dont cost a fortune.
even with 300+ rooms i would think it would be investment.
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 9:52:07 PM EST
I've not stayed in a great many hotels, but I can only remember alarm clocks in a few of them. A Ramada last year, maybe a Days Inn a couple of years ago.
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 9:53:33 PM EST
The french toast is in the chimney...
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 9:54:10 PM EST
Say a hotel has 150 rooms, they buy clocks for every room at $5 each. That's what, $750 total, one time expense.

I would think most hotel operators would rather deal with wake-up calls. Some of the operators I've dealt with were real hard asses.
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 10:49:24 PM EST
People steal alarm clocks right along with the soap (not really stealing) and the towels (actually stealing).
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 10:52:30 PM EST
i was told once that the cost of towels was included in the price of the room because they expected them to be stolen.

if i owned a hotel. i would do the same.


as for the alarm clocks. why not bolt them down like they do the TV?
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 10:58:45 PM EST
The probably justify it by having a wake up call service.

Some of the best towels I've see say Hampton Inn on them.
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 11:03:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By Maggot:
The french toast is in the chimney...



I concur.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 2:37:15 AM EST
Ho Jo!
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 8:39:08 AM EST
Maybe it's some terrorist code.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 8:41:27 AM EST
Building 23 Floor 3 Room 307 Sut in the Blue Chair at 3:14PM Tomorrow
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 8:47:40 AM EST
Is that from Blazing Saddles?
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 8:47:49 AM EST
"Going downtown to say 'Hi' to John Johnson" was a euphemism my old girlfriend and I used to use for the act of her blowing me.

One night, and I blame this on alcohol abuse, it somehow became transformed into; "Checking into the Howard Johnson." I broke up with her shortly after that for unrelated reasons (or so I thought until now).

I hope that the sharing of this story brings us all a little closer.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 9:59:52 PM EST
You must go to the really really cheap places. Every motel I've been in for many years has had at least a cheap clock radio. Even the Motel 6 at San Simeon .

And I have learned to check them very carefully, getting blasted out of a nice dream at 3:30 by crummy loud musice is not fun.

HoJos used to be known for their 28 flavors, frankforts, all you could eat Friday Night Clam and Fish Fry's and Orange roofs. Boy does that tell yah how old I am.

The above does remind me of a party where one of the drunks was telling a joke with a punchline of "They go to the Canary Islands. " and he was getting mad that people were laughing at him and not the joke or apparently didn't get it. So he kept telling it and waiting for the desired reaction. The correct punchline was "They go to the Virgin Islands." Never did figure out what was going wrong and his wife was so mad at him she wouldn't tell him what was wrong.
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