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    [–] Sharka Catona 1 points ago in TalesFromTheFrontDesk

    Actually, it wasn't a Baltimore accent. That one I would have no problem with as it's one I've heard many times before and am used to.

    She had a southern accent.

    [–] What is something that absolutely disgusts you but the majority seems to be okay with? Catona 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Those children's fruit drinks that are about 8 ounces worth of juice packaged inside a hard plastic bottle that is fully designed like a toy character. Just so they can be amused for the two minutes it takes them to drink it and then it's tossed out and remains sitting someplace in a waste disposal pit four thousands of years.

    In my personal opinion, in a more ideal world, using plastics, especially hard plastics like that, which will not break down for an absurdly long time, for frivolous purposes would be banned.

    [–] Sharka Catona 11 points ago in TalesFromTheFrontDesk

    I once had a woman come up to the desk and ask for an urn.

    I ask the women to repeat what it was that she needed, once again, she just says urn.

    Now...I'm baffled. Why this woman would be in need or an urn, is a mystery, let alone in expectation that a hotel would have such an item, clearly I'm misunderstanding.

    She gets agitated, and says "I know not all hotels have urns but I was told yours did!". (this just made the mystery even worse).

    Finally, I think to ask what she needs the "urn" for.

    "An URN! For clothes! You know?? So you can URN your CLOTHES!?"

    Yeah.....she needed an iron.

    I'm in the US, and to be honest, the only accents I have had extreme trouble understanding have been from fellow Americans. Some small, localized, regional accents can be pretty hard to understand. Mainly because you likely may have never heard them before.

    Another woman came to the desk asking for extra pellers once. She wanted pillows, apparently they call them pellers where she's from.

    [–] Buried Treasure. Found in 6 feet of water. Dennisport, MA Catona 3 points ago in pics

    These were manufactured in the mid 1800's. Many in the 1860's.

    [–] Never been threatened like that before Catona 3 points ago in TalesFromTheFrontDesk

    Yeah....I would have absolutely called the police.

    People can not be allowed to threaten others with death because they need to get up early and there's noise.

    [–] I don't put up with rude guest I'm sure as hell not going to put up with a rude housekeeper Catona 4 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago) in TalesFromTheFrontDesk

    Wow.....I can't even believe this guy is still employed there while behaving like that. Is management just ignoring it?

    [–] That guest who complains about everything, but keeps coming back... Catona 7 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago) in TalesFromTheFrontDesk

    "And she didn't say Hi to my dog!"

    That's hilarious, I had an older woman make somewhat of the same complaint once.

    At check out, she complained to the manager that, "even though you are a pet friendly hotel, you really weren't very pet friendly"

    When asked to elaborate on this, she said that at check in, no one greeted or even acknowledged her dog, and she felt it was very rude.

    [–] What are your social media pet peeves? Catona 2 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago) in AskReddit

    Oh god....this is my mom. Except it's also accompanied by 15 various smiley faces, rainbow and heart emoticons.

    I don't think it ever actually occurs to her that other people see what she writes on public posts. She is just responding to whatever it was like it was specifically for her to see and respond to.

    [–] What are your social media pet peeves? Catona 1 points ago in AskReddit

    People who comment on your facebook posts in such a way that it makes it seem like they were with you for the event or experience you were posting about.

    For the sole purpose of trying to make it seem to others that you have a social relationship together, which in reality is non-existent.

    [–] This inn went out of business but nobody told the plants Catona 5 points ago in pics

    It really seriously bothers me when people leave plants behind when they move out of a building, like they are inanimate objects and not actual living things they are just leaving behind to slowly die. Pretty shitty.

    [–] What screams "I have a small penis" ? Catona 10 points ago in AskReddit

    Hey, you were repeatedly asking why people thought you guys were dicks for doing it.

    So I just took the time to explain why people were reacting unfavorably to it.

    [–] What screams "I have a small penis" ? Catona 11 points ago in AskReddit

    You see, that state of mind is precisely the problem.

    People thinking they are just one person (or just a small group of friends) doing something, and what real differences is it going to make.

    Well, when everyone is thinking this way, and everyone is doing things to add to the problem, no matter how big or small, that's why there IS a problem to begin with.

    Everything has an effect.

    [–] Yes, I broke the water pipe on purpose. Catona 30 points ago in TalesFromTheFrontDesk

    Currently, the owners are having our whole place remodeled. At the moment, new carpeting is being installed in the halls.

    They have done ZERO planning in regards to only renting rooms in certain sections so that guests are not disturbed by the process.

    The workers start at 8am. So we have hotel guests trying to sleep that are being woken up by carpet being ripped out and plenty of noise right...outside....their doors.

    This really is not acceptable. If I were a guest, I would most surely file a complaint.

    Yet, I work 1pm-11pm, so I am the face that gets yelled at all day about it, with nothing that I personally can do about the situation.

    Just as bad, the owners decided that they were going to make all of our smoking rooms (in my state you can still have smoking friendly hotel rooms) to one specific section. They have just been here and there throughout the building, which is stupid, because then the whole building can reek like smoke if they are all occupied and have heavy smokers in them. It's gotten pretty bad at times.

    So, I'm sure you are all thinking that this move is a great idea. Have them only in one section so the non-smokers aren't bothered too much. It IS a good idea....however......

    The problem is that all the former smoking rooms in any other section of the building are now freshly designated as non-smoking rooms. Even though they are permeated with the stench of cigarette smoke that by no means just disappears.

    So I'm having to rent these rooms to folks who definitely don't want a smoking room, knowing they are going to come back and complain. We've gotten a ton of bad reviews from it since it's happened. And the owner just figured it would be fine, because they had new carpeting put in, as if the carpet is the only thing that would hold the smell.

    I took the curtains out of one of the rooms and ran them through our washer, and the water literally turned dark reddish brown. So disgusting. I explained that everything in the rooms needs cleaned to even slightly make it better, plus use of an ozone machine. But they simply do not care.

    So, that's a little taste of how fun my job has been the last couple weeks. Good luck to everyone dealing with similar shitty situations.

    [–] The sign and message on the toaster at my hotel. I wonder how many times it happened before they put it up... Catona 1 points ago in facepalm

    I work at a hotel. Part of our breakfast includes large, icing covered, pre-packaged cinnamon buns.

    It states directly on the wrapper to microwave them for 15 seconds.

    Yet this doesn't stop people from trying to heat them in a traditional slot type toaster by jamming them (since they do not in any way fit) into the slots. Causing them both to become stuck in the slots, and to drop molten icing into the bottom of the toaster, which then sets fire.

    [–] "Don't believe fake news producing biased media." but also "I believe this fake news because it fits my bias." Catona 8 points ago * (lasted edited 10 days ago) in facepalm

    That image is too small to read initially, then way too large to read when you zoom. Needs a size adjustment.

    [–] Bolete in north georgia Catona 2 points ago in mycology

    That's a nice big beauty. The largest boletes I have ever seen in my life were Phlebopus Marginatus in Australia. Those things are the king of all boletes, absolutely massive.

    [–] Reddit, what is the creepiest "glitch in the matrix" you've experienced? Catona 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Tests on what? precognative dreams? How do you reckon that they could perform those?

    [–] Reddit, what is the creepiest "glitch in the matrix" you've experienced? Catona 5 points ago in AskReddit

    I have many, but I've shared most of them on previous threads like these already.

    Recently, I found out a band I used to be really into years ago is playing a concert near me this month. I was excited, as I'd never seen them live and was sure I had lost my chance to many years ago.

    I then went to dowload the last album they put out, which was around 2011 or 2012. But couldn't find it.

    After getting annoyed with not being able to find it anywhere I searched their discography and it stated that they hadn't released an album since 2005.

    I remember the songs that were on this album, I remember the album art. I remember being super excited for new material since they hadn't come out with anything in a while.

    Apparently, in the timeline I am in never happened. What a bummer, that was a good album.

    [–] Reddit, what is the creepiest "glitch in the matrix" you've experienced? Catona 30 points ago in AskReddit

    Yes. Arrival was about nonlinear time.

    I absolutely LOVED the movie, but heard so many people talking about how they thought it sucked. But I really think it's because first of all, they didn't understand it at all. And secondly, they went into it expecting some high powered alien action film, and instead got something deep and philosophical.

    [–] Reddit, what is the creepiest "glitch in the matrix" you've experienced? Catona 2 points ago in AskReddit

    Just a student from Sirius on a field trip to Earth to study the sleep cycles of humans.

    [–] Reddit, what is the creepiest "glitch in the matrix" you've experienced? Catona 160 points ago * (lasted edited 11 days ago) in AskReddit

    Precognitive dreams are far more common than many people think. Most people wouldn't realize it until you get into threads like these, or talk to a large amount of people about it.

    I had a precognitive experience when I was 18, in which pretty much the same thing happened, I was able to accurately describe what was going to happen before it did, just like how I had dreamt it.

    It completely changed the way I view the nature of time.

    It's something that is heavily documented from so many people reporting experiencing it, yet it's always written off by those who have not as deja vu, which doesn't involve precognition, it's just the feeling that you have experienced something before, but not actually knowing what will happen next.

    I'll admit, I get a bit frustrated by how people have been culturally conditioned to completely dismiss any experience like this as "the mind playing tricks". When really, it's easily the juiciest piece of data I've ever come across in my life. It quite plainly destroys the concept that time is fundamentally, and singularly, linear. To experience something like it should cause one to wonder and expand their mind in regards to the nature of reality, not dismiss it as nothing.