I’m staying at one of my favorite hotels right now (which shall remain nameless for the time being) and am about to lose it. That’s why I’ll vent here, because that’s what blogs are for, right?
There’s a group of eight people in the club lounge led by an older guy who has been complaining since he got here. Apparently someone was smoking pot in the stairway of the hotel, and he threatened not to pay for his stay because of it. Fair enough, that’s fine, though what’s annoying about it is how he’s bragging to the other seven people about how important he is, and how the hotel will do whatever he wants. He’s suggesting the hotel should have security stationed outside his room every time he stays here so these things don’t happen.
And I’m not trying to eavesdrop, he’s just talking really loudly.
That didn’t really bother me. But now he’s talking about what a good traveler he is — “I never wait in security lines, I just go right up to the front of the priority line and walk past everyone and say I’m running late. It works every time. All those schmucks are too dumb to realize.”
Sadly everyone’s extremely impressed by him, and saying “ohhh, I’ll have to try that next time.”
Mind you this guy’s talking really loudly, and want to guess what the conversation turned to now? “I hate how some people on planes talk so loudly. I have no problem getting in a fight and telling people to be quiet. I was recently on a flight where I told the guy across from me ‘buddy, shut up,’ and he told the flight attendant to remove me. The head flight attendant instead told the guy reporting me ‘sir, you need to shut up or we’ll have you removed.’” Riiight.
Oh, and why are some people loud in first class? Because “that’s what happens when you have people traveling in first class that are using other peoples’ miles. They’ve never been in first class before.”
Have you ever really struggled with not saying anything? It’s a bit like a train wreck — it pains me to listen, but I just can’t leave because I have to keep listening. And the conversation continues…