How much is a room?
Really? That's a lot more than I usually spend here.
Try Expedia. I can't beat any rate that you find online.
Before I try Expedia I look on the Hampton Inn web site. Hampton is not showing a Hampton in this location even though I am standing in it (and using the free wifi) for my search.
But look. Here is another third party vendor showing the room at $126. That's more like it. Website will not take my postal code. However, there is what used to be called a 1-800 number but now it's 1-888.
Hold. Bad music.
Ok ma'am I have a room for you, before I take your credit card number let me just convert the total to Canadian funds, and of course there is a Canadian processing fee - which takes us to - $159.
Oh. No thank you then.
I guess I should take the clerk's advice and look on Expedia. Here it is - a room for $138. Am typing as fast as I can on my phone
It is slowly dawning on me
Then I remember.
I have one card left to play.
Sir? I ask the clerk hopefully. Do you still have a room with two queens available?
Yes we do.
And the room is $159?
Yes it is.
Do you have a government rate?
I work for a hospital in Quebec, and the hospitals are government owned, do you need to see my i.d. card?
No that's OK, I believe you
Thank you so much. Have a lovely evening.