Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Fun with folks on the left coast

I'll be heading to California in a few weeks on a business trip. The hotel where I'm staying is one of the fancy-smancy places and today I got an email re-confirming my visit.

They asked me what time I was scheduled to arrive, if they could help me arrange for private transportation, and whether I preferred a feather or foam pillow.

They also asked about allergies, and whether I had an special dietary requirements.

Obviously they didn't realize that I was an Alabamian with some time on his hands, so I thought what the heck?

I asked if the feathers came from live chickens or dead ones. I also told them I could eat just about anything except those fuzzy fish that sometimes come on pizza. To further clarify my culinary desires, I told them that I wasn't fond of tripe, but given the choice between the fuzzy fish and tripe, I'd go with the tripe.

I ended by telling them that regular grits and unpasteurized buttermilk were fine for breakfast if they had cathead biscuits.

....I wouldn't be surprised if they sent me a follow-up email to say there'd been a mixup in reservations and they were actually overbooked and would have to move me to the local Motel 6 on the edge of town.



11 comments:

  1. Sorry we won't get to meet you while you're here!!




















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  2. I would love to see the look on their faces when they read your response. Fuzzy fish and tripe would make me stay home.

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  3. Where are you going to be staying? From the picture it looks like it's somewhere in my neck of the woods. The weather has been back and forth, but I know this weekend it will be edging towards 80. Now behave yourself: the fancy schmancy hotel will be a lot nicer than an old Motel 6.

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  4. hahahahahahahahahahahahaha Hilarious.. Glad you are gonna be pampered. Nobody ain't never axed me 'Feather of Foam'. Seriously it will be a great trip and nice that they are supplying great digs. (Unless they have just became over booked) smile..
    California can probably handle you for a few days!

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  5. I can hear it now. "Did we keep any of the Beverly Hill billies on retainer?"

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  6. That made me chuckle. Yeah, a Southern diet would seem alien to them, and you ramped it up a notch.

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  7. Good luck with your hotel reservation, hahaha. You may get the room farthest from the kitchen...
    Tripe, yuck... fuzzy fish, maybe....
    I bet Jilda was rolling her eyes .

    Good luck...
    JB

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  8. Well at least the Motel 6 will leave the light on for ya ;)

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  9. I just love your response! :) Let us know if they answered ;)

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  10. Or...you just made their day, and they can't wait to me the character behind the humor!

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