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Topic: when chambermaids attack (20 msgs / 547 lines)
1) From: Sandy Andina
Came back to my hotel room to brew a potlet of decaf--and found to my  
horror that Housekeeping had removed the coffee machine with my  
Swissgold mini-basket filter in it--and the cups, so I could not even  
brew an Aeropress of decaf.  They apologized profusely, and brought  
the machine and cups back.......sans filter. They said they searched  
high and low and could not find it, but would buy me a new one.  When  
I returned from dinner out, I found a little box of Melitta #1  
filters--utterly useless.
And this in a $260/night hotel (and since we're using two rooms,  
we're blowing $520/night)!!!!
Sandy Andina
www.sandyandina.com

2) From: Brett Mason
Nice to know that at least someone on their staff appreciates good coffee!
On 1/11/07, Sandy Andina  wrote:
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3) From: Lynne Biziewski
Sandy -
It won't make an immediate good cuppa, but I would insist that they pay for
this. Go to SM's website & print up what it would cost to replace -
including shipping.
If they have ANY PR sense at all, they'll do that - and throw in a gift
certificate, too.
Lynne
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4) From: Lynne Biziewski
Just realized that you prob. don't have a printer w/you - but you can email
it to them!
Lynne
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5) From: Sandy Andina
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I will give the URL to the concierge.  I have another one at home,  
but a fat lot of good that does me here.
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I will give the URL to the =
concierge.  I have another one at home, but a fat lot of good that =
does me here.
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wrote:
Just realized that you prob. don't have a printer w/you - = but you can email it to them! Lynne On 1/11/07, Lynne = Biziewski < = lynnebiz> wrote:Sandy - It won't make an immediate = good cuppa, but I would insist that they pay for this. Go to SM's = website & print up what it would cost to replace - including = shipping. If they have ANY PR sense at all, they'll do that - = and throw in a gift certificate, too. Lynne On = 1/11/07, Sandy Andina < sandraandina> = wrote: Came back to my hotel room to brew a potlet of decaf--and found = to my horror that Housekeeping had removed the coffee machine with = my Swissgold mini-basket filter in it--and the cups, so I could not = even brew an Aeropress of decaf.  They apologized profusely, and = brought the machine and cups back.......sans filter. They said they = searched high and low and could not find it, but would buy me a new = one.  When I returned from dinner out, I found a little box of = Melitta #1 filters--utterly useless. And this in a $260/night = hotel (and since we're using two rooms, we're blowing = $520/night)!!!! Sandy Andina = www.sandyandina.com= homeroast mailing list http://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailma=n/listinfo/homeroast To change your personal list settings = (digest options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to http://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo=.html#personalsettings = = Sandy Andinawww.sandyandina.com = = --Apple-Mail-39--905622170--

6) From: Leo Zick
The hotel makers smell so bad I don't even like to run water through them
for a drip cup! I may try the aeropress and microwave on my next trip in a
couple weeks..

7) From: Brett Mason
They might have a problem with your hiding personal items inside a
coffee-maker.  Most customers don't do that, and as such checking the filter
basket prior to removing a device which is not "ON" is probably not in their
training manual.
Have you seen my eyebrow pencil?  It's in the filter basket of the in-room
hotel-provided coffee-maker.
I can't find my car key - have you seen it?  It's in the filter basket of
the in-room hotel-provided coffee-maker.
Where can I protect the jewelry?  It's in the filter basket of the in-room
hotel-provided coffee-maker.
Have you seen my chap-stick?  It's in the filter basket of the in-room
hotel-provided coffee-maker.
Oh where did I put my shoe-polish?  It's in the filter basket of the in-room
hotel-provided coffee-maker.
Where can I put my candy bar so housekeeping won't take them?  It's in the
filter basket of the in-room hotel-provided coffee-maker.
I realize it's a pain, and you did spend good money...  I take my own FP,
zass and cordless kettle when I travel so I don't run the risk of their
thinking it was hotel property.  Of course they don't supply swissgold
filters, but it was left in their machine...
Sorry, hope you get your good cup-o-joe...
Brett
On 1/11/07, True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)  wrote:
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Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

8) From: miKe mcKoffee
Reminds me of the time many years ago in desperation I used a hotel wash
cloth as a coffee filter... 
miKe
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9) From: Leo Zick
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youre giving up all my secret security stashes  
From: Brett Mason [mailto:homeroast] 
Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2007 10:50 AM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +when chambermaids attack
They might have a problem with your hiding personal items inside a
coffee-maker.  Most customers don't do that, and as such checking the filter
basket prior to removing a device which is not "ON" is probably not in their
training manual. 
 
Have you seen my eyebrow pencil?  It's in the filter basket of the in-room
hotel-provided coffee-maker.
I can't find my car key - have you seen it?  It's in the filter basket of
the in-room hotel-provided coffee-maker.
Where can I protect the jewelry?  It's in the filter basket of the in-room
hotel-provided coffee-maker.
Have you seen my chap-stick?  It's in the filter basket of the in-room
hotel-provided coffee-maker.
Oh where did I put my shoe-polish?  It's in the filter basket of the in-room
hotel-provided coffee-maker.
Where can I put my candy bar so housekeeping won't take them?  It's in the
filter basket of the in-room hotel-provided coffee-maker.
I realize it's a pain, and you did spend good money...  I take my own FP,
zass and cordless kettle when I travel so I don't run the risk of their
thinking it was hotel property.  Of course they don't supply swissgold
filters, but it was left in their machine... 
 
Sorry, hope you get your good cup-o-joe...
Brett
 
On 1/11/07, True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)  wrote: 
GOOD GRIEF!!!!
I would tell them you want to get compd a night since they removed your
personal items from your room with out your knoledge or consent.... 
***side note we are on day 100!!!! WhooHoo almost halfway!!!!!
Dennis
AKA
FC1(SW) Dennis W. True
Safety Dept
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69)
FPO AE 09532-2830
HG/DB and Z&D roasting in the Southern Hemisphere 
"On station and on point 112 and counting down..."
Came back to my hotel room to brew a potlet of decaf--and found to my
horror that Housekeeping had removed the coffee machine with my
Swissgold mini-basket filter in it--and the cups, so I could not even 
brew an Aeropress of decaf.  They apologized profusely, and brought
the machine and cups back.......sans filter. They said they searched
high and low and could not find it, but would buy me a new one.  When
I returned from dinner out, I found a little box of Melitta #1 
filters--utterly useless.
And this in a $260/night hotel (and since we're using two rooms,
we're blowing $520/night)!!!!
Sandy Andina
www.sandyandina.com-- 
Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

10) From: Brett Mason
I know...  Question is - who is responsible for my stuff?
Rage against the machine - that's what I say!
On 1/11/07, Leo Zick  wrote:
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Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

11) From: Lynne Biziewski
Two words for you (remember I just moved - couldn't find my coffee equipment
on the first day): Cowboy Coffee!
Lynne
(this will make arriving home all the sweeter, won't it?)

12) From: Sandy Andina
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And they should have removed it, or at least found it.
On Jan 11, 2007, at 10:50 AM, Brett Mason wrote:
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Sandy Andina
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And they should have removed it, or at least found it.
On Jan 11, 2007, at 10:50 AM, Brett Mason wrote:
Of course they don't supply swissgold filters, but it was left in their machine... Sandy Andinawww.sandyandina.com --Apple-Mail-40--896404198--

13) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
GOOD GRIEF!!!!
I would tell them you want to get compd a night since they removed your
personal items from your room with out your knoledge or consent....
***side note we are on day 100!!!! WhooHoo almost halfway!!!!!
Dennis
AKA
FC1(SW) Dennis W. True
Safety Dept
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69)
FPO AE 09532-2830
HG/DB and Z&D roasting in the Southern Hemisphere
 "On station and on point 112 and counting down..." 
Came back to my hotel room to brew a potlet of decaf--and found to my  
horror that Housekeeping had removed the coffee machine with my  
Swissgold mini-basket filter in it--and the cups, so I could not even  
brew an Aeropress of decaf.  They apologized profusely, and brought  
the machine and cups back.......sans filter. They said they searched  
high and low and could not find it, but would buy me a new one.  When  
I returned from dinner out, I found a little box of Melitta #1  
filters--utterly useless.
And this in a $260/night hotel (and since we're using two rooms,  
we're blowing $520/night)!!!!
Sandy Andina
www.sandyandina.com

14) From: Larry English
On 1/11/07, Leo Zick  wrote:The hotel makers smell so
bad I don't even like to run water through them for a drip cup! I may try
the aeropress and microwave on my next trip in a couple weeks..
Hi Leo (and all),
  Toss a packet or two of detergent (Urnex product or similar) in your
brewing pack so you can clean their maker for them - tiny expense for you,
big payback for you, they'll never know but would thank you if they did.
  Why bother with the inadequate coffee makers they provide? Because there
is a disturbing tendency to remove anything from the room that can heat
water, save the dinky little "coffee" makers that use (usually very old)
packets of preground coffee-like stuff.  No microwaves even.  My wife and I
spent a delightful mid-week vacation last week in a very nice small inn in
Los Osos (near Morro Bay) on the central coast of California - and that was
the situation there - we had a nice little fridge, but no microwave - only
that dinky brown "coffee" maker, which heats water just hot enough for the
AeroPress to handle but not really hot enough for a pour-over.  I would have
cleaned the basket had I thought to include a little cleaning detergent -
really woulda helped!  And this isn't the first time this has happened - a
lovely inn up the coast (in Elk, CA) did the same thing to us last
September.  You'd think I'd have learned by now ...
Larry

15) From: Larry Johnson
I have one of those immersible 1-cup heaters that I found in the grocery
store; it was hanging on a rack with the other utensils. It'll bring a mug
of water to boil in less than 5 minutes.
BTW; if you decide to look for one, make sure it's the heavy-duty version.
I've had two of these; one was sorta flimsy and the other much sturdier. The
flimsy one wasn't worth a crap. Sorry I can't give a better description of
how to tell which is which, but don't worry - when you see the sturdy one,
you'll know it.
Larry J (Lilboybrew) ....double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and
cauldren bubble.....
-- 
"Having a positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it annoys
enough people to make it worth the effort."
On 1/11/07, Larry English  wrote:
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16) From: Larry English
On 1/11/07, Larry Johnson  wrote:I have one of those
immersible 1-cup heaters that I found in the grocery store; it was hanging
on a rack with the other utensils. It'll bring a mug of water to boil in
less than 5 minutes.
Yeah, I use one of those myself, of the sturdy type, but while it may boil a
cup in 5 minutes, it takes 10 minutes to boil two cups - the second cup
would be for me, since I don't like to hear whining about Joyce's coffee not
being ready :-)  But it does serve a legitimate backup purpose.   A friend
carries a small heating pot, which I may start doing myself - one big enough
for two cups of water, of course.
Larry

17) From: Larry Johnson
I don't have the wait time. When I'm in a hotel it's usually for work, so
it's just me....all alone....*sniff*.....
Larry J (Lilboybrew)
On 1/12/07, Larry English  wrote:
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"Having a positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it annoys
enough people to make it worth the effort."

18) From: Larry English
Well, that was me until about 5 years ago - retirement means that travel is
no longer the lonely affair it had been.  And more and more we are driving
to interesting places rather than flying (thanks to homeland insecurity), so
carrying more than the little 1-cup kit is feasible.
Larry E
On 1/12/07, Larry Johnson  wrote:
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"You can't know the unknowable, but you can do the doable." - Jon Carroll

19) From: Sandy Andina
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I carry a Bodum Mini-Ibis kettle.
On Jan 12, 2007, at 3:23 PM, Larry English wrote:
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Sandy
www.sandyandina.com
www.sass-music.com
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I carry a Bodum Mini-Ibis =
kettle.
On Jan 12, 2007, at 3:23 PM, Larry English =
wrote:
On 1/11/07, Larry Johnson <lilboybrew> = wrote:I have one of those immersible 1-cup heaters that I = found in the grocery store; it was hanging on a rack with the other = utensils. It'll bring a mug of water to boil in less than 5 = minutes. Yeah, I use one of those myself, of the sturdy = type, but while it may boil a cup in 5 minutes, it takes 10 minutes to = boil two cups - the second cup would be for me, since I don't like to = hear whining about Joyce's coffee not being ready :-)  But it does = serve a legitimate backup purpose.   A friend carries a small = heating pot, which I may start doing myself - one big enough for two = cups of water, of course. Larry = Sandywww.sass-music.com
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20) From: Larry English
Given your travel agenda, Sandy, that's a pretty strong endorsement - the
Mini-Ibis is now on my list.
  ...  Larry
On 1/12/07, Sandy Andina  wrote:
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