Once, during my teaching career, I was hired to conduct a seminar for a group
of teachers in a remote central Florida community. The little town was far off
the “main track,” and I realized that I was going to arrive very late. I
therefore phoned ahead, alerting the management that I would be quite late
checking into the motel where a reservation had been made for me for the night
before the seminar. On schedule, I did not arrive at the motel until after
midnight and sought to summon the motel clerk. Shortly after I tapped the bell
on the counter, a door opened and a pajama-clad gentleman faced me sleepily. I
informed him of my reservation and was silently checked in and handed my key to
room 11. As he turned to leave, I requested a wake-up call for 7:00. “Oh, I
don’t think I’ll be up that early,” responded the clerk with a yawn. However, he
indicated with a wagging finger that I should await his final plan as he
wandered off. Sure enough, he ambled back to the window, winding and setting a
small alarm clock which he presented to me.


About bobosbest

I am an 80-year-old retired English teacher whose writing goals are fulfilled by publishing these blogs. I have a wonderful married partner, Dimitris Tsitsiras, who is from Greece. Life is good and still an adventure.
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One Response to Alarming

  1. Issa says:

    Great service!!!! Happy Fathers day. Any big plans? I had a birthday yesterday spent in bed as I had been for the past 3 weeks fighting Pneumonia and other complications. Hopefully there will be better days to celebrate. Missing Wes today.

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