Ed and I were overnighting at the Holiday Inn Express in Kelowna, B.C. after going to Just for Laugh’s ComedyFest awhile back. There were no surprises about the hotel or the room until I went to hop in the shower the next morning.
I normally bring shampoo and conditioner with me, however, over recent years packing that stuff has just meant added weight and wasted space in my bag, so this time I figured I’d be smart and save the space for some of the shopping that we planned to pick up while we were in the ‘big city’.
Conditioner, check. Lotion, check. But hey! Where’s the shampoo?
I called the desk to mention the omission and rather than say “Someone will be right up with your shampoo, Ms. Gardner” the clerk told me to come down to the front desk to get some.
Seeing that I was just about to jump in the shower, what were the chances that I would have been half-clad while making that call?
Gee, but I was tempted.
Fortunately, Ed was handy and made the run.
OK, Holiday Inn, buck up. There were 3 people on the desk. Surely ONE of them could have spared 3 minutes to deliver shampoo.
Anyway, I’ll be back to packing the special shampoos which Holiday Inn doesn’t exactly carry.