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An anecdote:

The hotel guests


As a front-desk hotel employee, I heard very few complaints from
our guests who are mostly local and foreign tourists. Among the few,
this incident stands out as very amusing:


"How was your stay?" I asked the first guest checking out of the hotel at the front
desk one Monday morning.

"
Terrible!" he said sounding agitated. "The person next door kept on banging
on the wall and the noise kept me awake all night.  I didn't get to sleep and
now, I have to down a couple of aspirins for my headache
."

"
I'm very sorry to hear that," I said apologizing. "Had you let us know of your
problem last night, we could have taken cared of it right away
."

"
Sure, you would," he said sarcastically, as he turned away after I finished to
check him out.


"
How was you stay?" I asked the next guest checking out a few minutes later.

"
Horrible!" he said. "I barely slept last night. The guy next door was snoring so
loud that I could not sleep. I have to bang on the wall to wake him up but every
half an hour I could hear him snore again. I have to bang on the wall a few
times to stop him from snoring
."

"
Oh, I'm very sorry about that. If you were staying for another night, I'm sure your
problem will not happen again and you could sleep soundly
," I told him with a
sense of  certainly, as I remembered the first guest who checked out ahead of
him.
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