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  1. abbylee

    abbylee New Member

    Soap Story

    This is a true story of correspondence that took place between a hotel guest and the staff. The hotel who submitted this has a policy of giving free soap to all of its guests.

    Dear Maid,
    Please do not leave any more of those little bars of soap in my bathroom since I have brought my own bath-sized Dial. Please remove the six unopened little bars from the shelf under the medicine chest and another three in the shower soap dish. They are
    in my way. Thank you.
    S. Berman

    Dear Room 635,
    I am not your regular maid. She will be back tomorrow, Thursday, from her day off. I took the 3 hotel soaps out of the shower soap dish as you requested. The 6 bars on your shelf I took out of your way and put on top of your Kleenex dispenser in case you should change your mind. This leaves only the 3 bars I left today which are my standing instructions from the management.
    I hope this is satisfactory.
    Kathy, Relief Maid

    Dear Maid -- I hope you are my regular maid. Apparently Kathy did not tell you about my note to her concerning the little bars of soap. When I got back to my room this evening I found you had added 3 little Camays to the shelf
    under my medicine cabinet. I am going to be here in the hotel for two weeks and have brought my own bath-size Dial so I won't need those 6 little Camays which are on the shelf. They are in my way when shaving, brushing teeth, etc. Please remove them.
    S. Berman

    Dear Mr. Berman,
    My day off was last Wednesday so the relief maid left 3 hotel soaps which we are instructed by the management. I took the 6 soaps which were in your way on the shelf and put them in the soap dish where your Dial was. I put the Dial in the medicine cabinet for your convenience.
    I did not remove the 3 complimentary soaps which are always placed inside the medicine cabinet for all new check-ins and which you did not object to when you checked in last Monday. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.
    Your regular maid, Dotty

    Dear Mr. Berman,
    The assistant manager, Mr. Kensedder informed me this A.M. that you called ham last evening and said you were unhappy with your maid service. I have assigned a new girl to your room. I hope you will accept my apologies for any past inconvenience. If you have any future complaints please contact me so I can give it my personal attention. Call extension 1108 between 8 A.M. and 5 P.M. Thank you .
    Elaine Carmen,Housekeeper

    Dear Miss Carmen,
    It is impossible to contact you by phone since I leave the hotel for business at 7:45 A.M. and don' t get back before 5:30 P.M. That's the reason I called Mr. Kensedder last night - you were already off duty. I only asked Mr. Kensedder if he could do anything about those little bars of soap. The new maid you assigned me must have thought I was a new check-in today, since she left another 3 bars of hotel soap in my medicine cabinet along with her regular delivery of 3 bars on the bathroom shelf. In just 5 days here I have accumulated 24 little bars of soap. Why are you doing this to me?
    S. Berman

    Dear Mr. Berman,
    Your maid, Kathy, has been instructed to stop delivering soap to your room and remove the extra soaps. If I can be of further assistance, please call extension 1108 between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M.. Thank you.
    Elaine Carmen, Housekeeper

    Dear Mr. Kensedder,
    My bath-size Dial is missing. Every bar of soap was taken from my room including my own bath-size Dial. I came in last last night and had to call the bellhop to bring me 4 little Cashmere Bouquets.
    S. Berman

    Dear Mr. Berman,
    I have informed our housekeeper, Elaine Carmen, of your soap problem. I cannot understand why there was no soap in your room since our maids are instructed to leave 3 bars of soap each time they service a room. The situation will be rectified immediately. Please accept my apologies for the inconvenience.
    Martin L. Kensedder, Asst. Manager

    Dear Mrs. Carmen,
    Who the he#$ left 54 little bars of Camay in my room? I came in last night and found 54 little bars of soap. I don't want 54 little bars of Camay. I want my one damn bar of bath-size Dial. Do you realize I have 54 bars of soap in here. All I want is my bath-size Dial. Please give me back my bath-size Dial.
    S. Berman

    Dear Mr. Berman,
    You complained of too much soap in your room so I had them removed. Then you complained to Mr. Kensedder that all your soap was missing so I personally returned them - the 24 Camays which had been taken and the 3 Camays you are supposed to receive daily. I don't know anything about the 4 Cashmere Bouquets. Obviously your maid, Kathy, did not know I had returned your soaps so she also broguth 24 Camays plus the 3 daily Camays. I don't know where you got the idea this hotel issues bath-size Dial. I was able to locate some bath-size Ivory which I left in your room.
    Elaine Carmen, Housekeeper

    Dear Mrs. Carmen,
    Just a short note to bring you up-to-date on my latest soap inventory. As of today I possess:

    On shelf under medicine cabinet - 18 Camay in 4 stacks of 4 and 1 stack of 2. On Kleenex dispenser - 11 Camay in 2 stacks of 4 and 1 stack of 3.On bedroom dresser - 7 Cashmere Bouquet in 1 stack of 3 & 1 stack of 4, 1 hotel-size bath-size Ivory, and 8 Camay in 2 stacks of 4. Inside medicine cabinet - 14 Camay in 3 stacks of 4 and 1 stack of 2. In shower soap dish - 6 Camay, very moist. On northeast corner of tub - 1 Cashmere Bouquet, slightly used. On northwest corner of tub - 6 Camays in 2 stacks of 3.

    Please ask Kathy when she services my room to make sure the stacks are neatly piled and dusted. Also, please advise her that stacks of more than 4 have a tendency to tip. May I suggest that my bedroom window sill, which is not in use, will make an excellent spot for future soap deliveries. One more item, I have purchased another bar of bath-size Dial which I am keeping in the hotel vault in order to avoid further misunderstandings.
    S. Berman

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  2. 123sandra

    123sandra New Member

    Some folk are soooo stupid!!
  3. orachel

    orachel New Member

    I have had the crummiest last 24 hrs due to pain and not being able to sleep for more than 10 minutes at a stretch (are the FM gods trying to make us all insane? Grrrr...).

    So, It's 5:17 am here, and I'm on this dang site (not that I don't love ya'll! Would just rather be sleeping at ungodly hour!)as an alternative to crying....

    I literally laughed so hard I did cry. Then I printed it out for Wonder Husband who got stuck next to me during wretched night and therefore got no sleep himself...poor guy. I'm sure it'll give him a chuckle, too.

    And I don't think there was a whole lot of "stupid" going on there...I think some overworked underpaid maids were trying to avoid getting fired for not delivering mandatory stupid soaps (and kinda getting a kick out of messing bigtime with Mr. Berman...How could you not?)

    Thanks for the laugh...I really needed it!

    A half crazy tired lady who personally has a drawer with at LEAST 50 of those little bottles of soap, 20 little bottles of shampoo, 20 little bottles of conditioner, and 10 little bottles of lotion (I can't just throw it away, or that would be wasteful, right? lol)
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  4. 123sandra

    123sandra New Member

    Didn't mean the maids!! Meant the stupid assistant manager!!
    Did house keeping myself so I KNOW how the maids get treated!!
  5. orachel

    orachel New Member

    Nancy, I cannot believe I never even considered that! That is an AMAZING suggestion, and I feel like a yahoo for it never even occurring to me!!! Thanks so much for the idea! I'll go clear out that whole drawer (and get some much needed storage space, yeah!), and put in bags of stuff to drop off at Katrina donation site. I'm sure there's tons of people still stuck in shelters who would love portable soap, shampoo, conditioner lotion....I'm sure I also have a truckload of almost new sunscreen bottles and bug repellents, too, as I'm sensitive to a lot of these, and buy them and never use them. And hello, rachel, we are talking people in Missisipi and Louisiana (what a goof I am sometimes!)...you just totally inspired me, Nancy!

    Thanks again!!!!

    And 123SANDRA...
    That's true. The assistant manager was an absolute idiot! LOL...I was thinking of the poor maids going "You KNOW if I don't leave those 3 soaps and my manager finds out he's gonna get on me about it!"...Hysterical situation, all around. And if you used to be in that sort of work, I'm sure you have some pretty funny stories, yourself! Always amazes me how people who are perfectly normal neat and considerate in their homes manage to TRASH a hotel room and leave it for strangers to deal with. Aren't they even embarassed? lol

    Have a good day, Sandra!
  6. abbylee

    abbylee New Member

    I found this on the internet several years ago, and loved it!! I, too, laughed until I cried!

    Things have been so tense lately with the storms, etc., that I figured we all needed a laugh.

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  7. Ridge-Runner

    Ridge-Runner New Member

    I haven't laughed like that in some time, laughed until I had tears running down my face.

    I needed that thanks!!!!!!!
  8. BethM

    BethM New Member

    thank you soooo much, my day just got a little brighter!

  9. Mareeok

    Mareeok New Member

    I was so glad when I got a divorce and moved. I was finally able to throw out three tiny UNOPENED bottles of complimentery shampoo and conditioner that were in my bathroom cabinet.
  10. fivesue

    fivesue New Member

    I was laughing out loud before I finished! So funny. Thank you so much.

  11. smiffy79

    smiffy79 New Member

    excellent thankyou.
  12. abbylee

    abbylee New Member

  13. abbylee

    abbylee New Member

    Everyone needs a laugh every now and then.

  14. abbylee

    abbylee New Member

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    abbylee New Member

  16. KJ2003

    KJ2003 New Member

    ROFLMAO! Ya know, he could have just thrown those little bars of soap away himself.

    Good Gawd!


    What a snot!


    Chin up,


    P.S. Great ad for Dial soap, though!
  17. abbylee

    abbylee New Member

    Hope you enjoy!
  18. sassy252

    sassy252 New Member

    my husband is on the road alot, he brings home the soaps and the grandkids get their own soap when they come and shampoo etc. they LOVE IT
  19. abbylee

    abbylee New Member

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