Never Pleased

He came to the counter with an arrogant swagger.  The clerk started to say, “Good morn-“

“Can I speak to a manager?”  he interrupted in a brash manner.

The hotel clerk said, “I am the current supervisor on shift.”

“Well all I can say is this is the most sub-par room I have ever stayed in.  I’m surprised I am not leaving with a hundred bedbugs!”

“Is there anything we can do to make the rest of your stay more pleasant?”

“I doubt it.  There was a racket from the pool first thing this morning and I woke up after only 4 hours of sleep.”

“Do you want to move to a quieter room?”

“That would be too much of a hassle for me.  Just know I am leaving a terrible review when I leave.”  And he stormed off towards the free breakfast bar.


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – brash

Three Night Stay

I have always liked beards. I guess it is because my Dad always grew one on vacation, so I remember happy times when he was home wearing a beard. When I saw the gentleman walk through the door with the grey and black beard I took some attention to it.

He was a handsome man with the rugged good looks of Sam Elliot. I only could dream that his voice was the same deep throated whisper. I tried to look professional behind the registration desk as he approached and asked for his room. Not quite the same voice, but still a rich deep tone.

He was staying for three nights and I about fainted when I asked the dumbest cliché question, “Is this for business or pleasure?” What was wrong with me! I was immediately embarrassed and began to blush.

The man grinned a little and said, “A little of both actually. A family wedding and some paperwork to go over with my old attorney.”

I asked, “The Franklin/Cooper wedding this weekend?”

“Yeah, she is my cousin. Do you know her?”

“I went to school with the groom, David.”

“Well it is a small world. Maybe you can save me a dance at the reception?” the man asked with a gleam in his eye.

I blushed yet again and said, “That could be arranged.”


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – beard