DEAR JERKASS: I have been working as a desk clerk at a motel in Montana for several years. With travel season here, I was hoping you could help your readers who find themselves on the road to avoid sleepless nights and headaches.
Several times a year many of the accommodations on the interstate can be fully booked due to weather or local events, and travelers are sometimes forced to drive several hundred miles to find a room for the night. You can help your readers by reminding them that they should start checking on motel occupancy early in the day, or even the day before, if they know where they would like to stop for the night. That way, situations like this can be avoided, and they will have a more enjoyable and relaxing trip. -- ON THE ROAD AGAIN
Dear Road Apple,
My wife and I travel a lot. Like, a LOT. This last trip, we didn't book in advance, we booked rooms the day (sometimes the hour) we wanted to stop for the night.
My wifes a genius at this shit. Apparently you are not. If I were working at a motel, and it was filling up quickly, I would call another hotel asking how many rooms were available, even if it was a competitor, and tell them I might have customers for them (maybe suggesting my motel got a finders fee). You know, just good customer fucking service. Know why, numbnuts? Because people will remember a stranger going out of their way to make sure others are taken care of and pass that along.
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