Chester Merchants Press Release
Full moon rising over the harbour last weekend
Fall is just around the corner.
It felt very autumnal at the Golf Club yesterday.
Blowing dogs off chains it was.
Join us here in Chester before summer packs it in.
A story from our UK neighbours ...
wife and I were traveling by car from Liverpool to Shetland, after
almost seven hours on the road, we were too tired to continue, and
decided to take an hotel room in Dundee. But, we only planned to sleep
overnight and then get back on the road. When we checked out next
morning, the desk clerk handed us a bill for £250.00.
and demanded to know why the charge was so high. I told the clerk
although it's a nice hotel; the rooms certainly aren't worth £250.00 for
just an overnight stop without even breakfast. The clerk told me that
£250.00 is the 'standard rate' so I insisted on speaking to the
The Manager appeared, listened to me, and then
explained that the hotel had an Olympic-sized pool and a huge conference
centre that they were available for us to use. 'But we didn't use
them," I said. ''Well, they are here, and you could have," explained the
He went on to explain that we could also have taken in
one of the in-hotel shows for which the hotel is famous. "We have the
best entertainers from Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Aberdeen performing
here," the Manager said...
"But we didn't go to any of those shows," I said. "Well, we have them, and you could have," the Manager replied...
No matter what amenity the Manager mentioned, I replied, "But we didn't use it!"
The Manager is unmoved, and eventually I gave up and agreed to pay...
I wrote a cheque and gave it to the Manager...
Manager was surprised when he looked at the cheque. "But sir, this
cheque is only made out for £50.00." ''That's correct. I charged you
£200.00 for sleeping with my wife," I replied...
"But I didn't!" exclaims the Manager...
I said, "Well, too bad, she was here, and you could have"...
for the Chester Merchants Group