Effing Hotels of NYC

Quick rant because it’s late and AG is on her last classes before graduation.  This weekend is graduation weekend for many of the schools in NYC: Columbia, NYU, New School, and Yeshiva, etc. etc.  Naturally all the hotels are booked.  Good thing AG booked her hotel a month ago.  At a killer low rate. (Remember, the NY house is persona non grata now that it’s been rented to a nice family).  AG schleps on the bus, because UC is all about the cheap factor, from New England.  This is after working a full day and addressing a patient walking around possibly having a silent heart attack.  AG has to explain 200 times to the client physician why fraction is important and troponin tests need to be ordered.  Hello, are we not a physician?  (See below post to understand what it’s like to be AG). Oh right, back to the bus.  Bus ride is a post for tomorrow!  AG is not riding shotgun with that crowd again.

Bus arrives late after we stop at Roy Rogers and someone gets hit by a car in front of the restaurant.  Kid you not!  Like can you hit people with your automobile some other time, folks? AG is on a deadline. The police have to speak to everyone on the bus and ensure the victim is not one of our people.  Nope. Not. No. Fine, fine, fine.  30 minutes later, we are out of New Haven.  Arrive at Port Authority late and AG schleps across town to the hotel.

Subway stop is about five LONG blocks from the train.  Whatevs.  “Hello, Ma’am”  That was how Ahmed started.  Ahmed proceeds to tell AG he has no reservation.  Oh, but you do, AG quips back with.  After a call to the 800 number, because AG is a priority guest because well, you know how AG is, the hotel will be paying to send AG elsewhere tonight because they messed up royally and are full.  Steve from Salt Lake City informed AG this will be dealt with accordingly.

Ahmed is trying to tell ole Stevie from the 800 number, he cannot do anything.  My guy said that basically this is the top of the top guests and AG needs to be taken care of.  That means taxi and her room rate honored elsewhere.  As AG is calling to tell the story to UC on her loaned cell phone because stupid Amazon.com cannot send a phone from Lexington, KY in faster than six days and about 10 “bite me(s)” under AG’s breathe, a cancellation gets called in.   This is afer AG’s informed her reservation was actually canceled. Why? The credit card was no good at 6PM.  Hmmm?  It works at midnight and no charges have been made all day.

Ahmed proceeds to put AG in the room at a higher rate and thinks he’s doing the world a favor.  To which AG informed him she doesn’t blame him, but if he thinks that AG’s credit card is going to give milk at the end of the stay, then he has about as much chance as an illegal immigrant, on a hot stick day roaming about Crawford, TX looking to get lucky with a blonde bimbo named ‘Jenna’. 

Moral of the story: Cobag hotels suck!


12 Responses to “Effing Hotels of NYC”

  1. almostinfamous Says:

    psst. change the image… unless that’s the one you want used…

  2. Adorable Girlfriend Says:

    That’s the one I wanted. It’s supposed to represent the annoyance of last night.

    It’s war now. Ahmed can take my wake-up call information, he just cannot follow-up on it!

  3. Chuckles Says:

    Why did you cancel your reservation, AG? Didn’t you know that would just cause trouble later?

  4. Kevin Wolf Says:

    The mistake was asking for the “cobag service” when you made the reservation.

  5. blue girl Says:

    AG, I’m sorry you had such a terrible experience…but, it sure was a great rant!

  6. YJA Says:

    you so hate arabs.

  7. sirbarrett Says:

    I’m sorry. I must have missed it. What were you studying for in the medical field??

    The rest sounds pretty hectic -car crashes in restaurants and all! If you have them down there, you should consider walking into a grocery store and buying a pay-as-you-go President’s Choice phone because it has no contract so it’s a good temporary thing.

    Hopefully you are safe and sane now.

  8. Adorable Girlfriend Says:

    YJA, you’re the one who listens to the Cure over and over.

  9. madamerouge Says:

    Was this the Heel-ton? Whatever flag the hotel was flying, be sure to contact customer service about this comedy of errors. It sounds 100% non-acceptable, and b***sh**.

  10. Adorable Girlfriend Says:

    If it had been the Hilton, as UC knows, they would have had me in the Governor’s Suite, which I have stayed in before. Unfortunately due to graduation, I had to go down a rung.

  11. your judgemental aunt Says:

    once you graduate and are demed offically smart make lots of money and buy me something fancy and a Cure boxset.
    Remember FRIDAY I’m in LOVE with you.
    I don’t care if Monday’s blue
    Tuesday’s grey and Wednesday too
    Thursday I don’t care about you
    It’s Friday, I’m in love

  12. jazz Says:

    Doh! Stupid Holiday Inns!

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