*this post is a few weeks old but considering the weather last night, I thought I’d share it here*
A few months ago the owner of our property bought a 5000 dollar Persian rug for the lobby. It’s a beautiful rug but this is a pet friendly hotel and everyone was sort of taking bets on as to how long it would take for a dog to shit or piss on the rug during the check in process. There are so many other things I can see spending 5k on for the hotel than this rug that is most likely going to get shit on, but I just work here and watch people wipe their feet on the damn thing all day, how do I know anything about what goes on in my lobby?
Last night there was a HUGE storm in our city. I’m talking buckets and buckets buckets of rain, severe wind, like the rain was insane. I got off at 11 and went home, and I found myself going outside of the apartment a few times thinking people were throwing rocks at our car or windows, it was that bad out.
Back at the Hotel though my Night Auditor had a much more interesting evening as our entire lobby began to flood around 2:45 in the morning. Water was coming in from the flower beds flooding, through the kitchen door area from more flower bed flooding, like there was a rise in the water outside that was easily ankle deep and every time the door opened more would come into our lobby, lounge and kitchen. But most importantly the lobby, home of the 5000 dollar rug was completely flooded.
This morning everyone had to help roll up the 5000 dollar Persian rug we have that weighs a ton and had to help bail out gallons of water this morning. I have never been so glad to work 3-11 in my life even though there’s a big country concert (yeehaw!) happening next door and we are incredibly full and I’m by myself tonight.
I may have been stuck on 3-11 for the last 3 1/2 months due to being short staffed and one of my coworkers taking night classes but at least I didn’t have to fuck with the rug and the wet dog smell this morning.
RIP esteemed co-workers, I loved you while you were here. #fuckthisdesk