Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Quick Update aka Why The Ritz Sucks

I came to DC Sunday evening and checked into the Ritz Carlton for a week of training and swankiness. I read on the hotel's website that they offered a mini fridge, microwave, dvd player and high speed internet service! Guess what - none of that shit is free.

So, now I'm down here in the "business station" paying $6 for 15 minutes for the express purpose of bitching about that fact.

Oh sure, the rooms are very nice - the bed is freaking AWESOME! But, hello? $40 a week for internet in my room? I didn't even ask how much the stupid dvd player was. Didn't matter! I'm on the government's dime and that charge can't be justified.

So - for future reference: ask about these so-called "amenities" before you finish packing. It might make a difference.

OK, on the upside? Now I have a legitimate reason not to stay in contact with work. hee hee!

Cherry blossoms are still very pretty, food is great, training is tough but educational. That's me in a nutshell. OH! And Muffin asks about me every day (according to my mom). I am missed. awww...

I miss you guys and can't wait to catch up on your posts next weekend! Have a super week!

11 comments:

Samsmama said...

They charge for internet and DVD players? This is the most absurd thing I've ever heard. That better be one helluva bed!

Miss you!

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Tina said...

Nothing is free anymore.. I better the cherry blossoms are beautiful!!

PorkStar said...

Oh they've pulled that shit on me too... suckers!

Mary said...

how much is that microwave running you?
Seriously? I just want to snap some necks when I se that I have to pay for internet...please. Like its a perk anymore...and in DC? come on!

Chris said...

LMAO! I love that you're paying to bitch about it. That's blogging in its most truest form.

Matter Of Fact Mommy said...

when are you leaving, calico? sunday was the most beautiful day yet! i hope the weather gets better for you as the week rolls on. :) goddamned wind needs to stop so all the blossoms don't fall off the trees! MEH!

also? you should work in the private sector - the assholes i work for expense all that fucking shit AND get reimbursed for it. motherfuckers.

enjoy the rest of your trip! and your heavenly bed! :)

Harmony said...

Holy shit, I cannot believe they would charge you for that shit. Like they are not getting enough money already...assholes!

Awww...Muffin is a sweetie pie.

We miss you too!

Stacie's Madness said...

for reals??? as if the ritz isn't expensive enough...what asses.

bsouth said...

Rotten buggers. I miss you too and I bet you'd be blogging like crazy if it were free (or even much, much cheaper. No, free).

Have a lovely week.

LceeL said...

When they figure out how to charge for the air you breathe ....