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Hotel (dis)Honor Bar

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Staying in a hotel can be a pain in the arse at times. Sure, it’s nice to get away from home. Heck yes, some hotel rooms are nicer than your home. And of course it’s fabulous when you don’t have to clean up after yourself. No matter how many perks there may be, there always seems to end up being something to drive you absolutely bananas.

I love the convenience of Honor Bars in my rooms. I know – everything is more expensive than it should be when you grab it out of that little fridge. Let’s face it, though, the ease of access cannot be beat. Think about it: you’re up half the night working on a presentation for your keynote speech the next morning. You’re starving to death and the hotel restaurant closed hours ago. Why not reach for that candy bar or bag of peanuts? That’s exactly what I was attempting to do, people!

On my recent trip to help host the MacHeist presentation, I decided to grab something out of the Honor Bar in my hotel room. I wanted a snack! However, I encountered a slight problem…

Nothing I tried would allow me to open the door to get the dang snack! I even risked life and limb by throwing myself at it – still nothing! What the hell? What does a man have to do to get a snack in that joint? I have money. They even had my credit card on file. So it’s not like I planned to steal the damn thing. I just wanted something to eat!

I have a feeling I’ll not be staying there again.

When was the last time you stayed in a hotel? Did everything go smoothly and exactly as planned? What types of snafus did you run into? Were they things you are willing to overlook – or will you be changing locations the next time you travel?

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