Archive for October, 2007

I Am a Front Desk Clerk

October 24, 2007

This supposedly originated from the Fairfiled Inn in Des Moines, Ia. It pretty much sums up what I do.
I am a Front Desk Clerk
I have degress in accounting, public relatons, marketing, business, computer science, civil engneering and Swahili. Of course I have the reservation that you booked 6 years ago even though you do not have a confirmation number and you think it was made under a name that starts with “x”. It is not a problem for me to get connecting, non-smoking, poolside, downstairs/outside suites (with 2 king size beds in each), four rollaways, and yes, I would be happy to install and stock a wet bar at no extra charge. Oh yes, I know it is my fault that we do not have a helicopter landing pad. I am a front desk clerk. I am expected to speak all languages. It is obvious to me that when you booked your reservation for Friday, you really meant Saturday. My computer has entrusted me with all your financal information and descisions. And yes, I can tell you from memory that your bill from March 16, 1989 contained a 24 cent phone charge because obviously, you never pay your phone charges. I understand that “McGillergerty’s Manufacturing”is a vast empre that will make or break our hotel. Yes, I am lying to you when I say we have no more rooms available. It is not a problem for me to quickly construct several more guest rooms. This time I will remember the helicopter landing pad.I am a front desk clerk. I am quite capable of checking 3 people in, 2 people out ,taking 5 reservations, answering 15 incoming calls and plunge the toilet in room 121, all at the same time. I always know where the best vegetarian, kosher, Mongolan, and BBQ restaurants are. I know exactly what to see and do in this city in under 15 minutes without spending any money. I take personal blame for airline delays, traffic jams, rental car flat tires (and the national debt as well.). I realize that you meant to book your reservation here; people often confuse us with the “Galaxy Delight Hotel”. Of course I can “fit you in”and yes, I would be happy to honor that special “one dollar rate” because you are affiliated with the Accounting and Bagel Club of North Africa.Yes, I will be happy to cash your “Japan Traveler’s Cheque” for real American dollars, even though it is for 10,000 yen. Of course I know the exchange rates, after all, I am a front desk clerk. We are expeced to smile, empathize, console, psell, downsell (and know when to do which),perform, sing, dance and fix the priters (all at the same time). I am a front desk clerk, I can do all thngs….(and try to look busy when the boss is around).
This will be especially true this weekend since it’s the Fla.-Ga. football game in Jacksonville. Since we are only about 40 miles from the stadium, we get very busy. It’s fun, though since I’m a Gator fan and most of the guests are Ga. fans. I love ribbing them when they lose. GO GATORS!!!!!!!


The Christmas muse needs a vacation

October 22, 2007

hpim0417ed.jpgThere are some shops in the area who want some of the beaded ornament drapes I make. I’ve been working on them and have about a dozen made and have about 6 weeks before I need to have them all finished. My Cmas. muse won’t leave me alone. I have a beautiful cherry burl wood cabachon (cab) that I got from a friend on a beading forum. I want to make a necklace out of this cab, but Cmas. muse keeps running through my head like the freakin’ sugar plum fairy. All I need is about 3 days to do the necklace-once I get it figured out what beads I’ll use. Anybody want to take a holiday muse to the Bahamas for a long weekend?

Introducing myself

October 22, 2007

My name is Sue, a.k.a. subeeds and I’m a jewelry designer who creates with seed beads. I have a job that helps pay the bills-I’m a desk clerk in a small economy priced motel by the interstate. I have done desk clerk work for years. When you come from Fla. you deal with tourists in one form or another.I like my job because it has let me meet people from all over the world. I’ve worked in 500+ room resorts, places with fancy golf courses and now here. I have lots of stories to tell in the days to come. When you work with the travelling public, life is usually not dull. I want to get my jewelry business, Dancing Wind Designs, going well and then I hope to weave beads full time. I think that covers it for now. See you later in the week.