George is at a hotel reception. He asks the receptionist if she can't find his booking. She apologises and says that they are very busy today as a football team has just checked in. George says that he bets the receptionist found their bookings. The receptionist replies that she did and then tells George the team's disciplinary statistics for the season so far.
George is on a business trip. It is likely he has a secretary at work who books his hotels for him so he shouldn't get caught out like the disaster of the last hotel. However now it looks like it's happening all over again as this receptionist is having trouble finding his reservation. In his impatience, George has wandered round to behind the front desk to check the screen which is a hotel reception faux pas. It's a wonder the receptionist doesn't politely but firmly tell him to step back.
George does return to his rightful place so a stare from the receptionist has sufficed but he needs to curb his anger. Now not only has he trespassed behind the desk but now he is quickly losing his temper with the receptionist. To imply that a football team would get preferential treatment is a slur on the name of this establishment. They treat every guest as equal and pride themselves on it.
They do however have a strict policy on which sports teams they allow to stay. It is in their mission statement that they will accept anyone and everyone on the condition that their disciplinary statistics should not surpass the league average by more than 15%. This can be the only explanation as to why the receptionist knows this information. That is of course unless she is an avid football supporter, but if that was the case she would not have referred to them as just 'a football team', but said the name of the team directly. George has now crept back behind the desk and is looking in awe at all the other information that is on the computer screen. He has just seen that Omar Sharif is staying in room 212.
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