The managers in my hotel rotate a shift for lobby duty. Since most folks check-in between the hours of 5-7:30pm, we make sure at least one manager is standing in the lobby to greet guests during this time. Last night was my shift. Here is a nice conversation I had with a random guest. He was a lovely gentleman about 55 years old. I had sent him to the bar for a martini earlier in the evening.
Him: That was a good martini!
Me: Glad you enjoyed it.
Him: Can I buy you one?
Me: No thanks sir, I am actually still on the clock.
Him: What time do you get off? I’m being very forward right?
Me: (laughing) Actually sir, I have been here since 8am and believe me when I tell you, I will be racing home to my family as soon as my time is up. But thanks for the offer, I appreciate it.
Him: I just want to tell you….I can be a pig sometimes. I really can. Men are just terrible creatures. I was wondering if you could recommend um…..well…..a place where……um….I could …….
Me: You want to know where the Gentlemen’s Clubs are?
Him: Yes. Wow, I must look like a pig. I swear I am not usually this horrible.
Me: Sir, you are a businessman on a business trip looking for something to do tonight. I don’t judge. Let me get you a list of places.
Him: Thanks so much….what is this one club like?
Me: Well, I actually have a card for them. Here you go.
Him: No….this is one of those places where they want you to spend lots of money. Drinks. Cover charges. Too much. I’m looking for more of a…..um…..certain kind of woman.
Me: You need a hooker?
Him: Exactly. Wow. I really am not this much of a pig. I swear. I’m normally a very nice man.
Me: Well sir, I can’t tell you where to find one but I can find someone else that would know. Hold on one moment.
(I go grab the bellman. Tell him what the guy needs. The bellman comes over and talks to him. )
Him: I need a cab.
Me: I just called one for you.
Him: You are the best!
Me: That’s what they tell me. Have a great evening sir.
All in a day’s work.