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Don't piss off your front desk clerk!! LOL

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by sapphirevegas, Jul 27, 2014.

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  1. sapphirevegas

    sapphirevegas Low-Roller

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    Just read this on a Yahoo travel website from a hotel clerk. This is a great, and untraceable way to get you without it ever getting traced back to them. If your key does not work, just think, was it next to my phone or was I a ****** at check-in? :nono::nono:

    9. FRONT DESK AGENTS CAN ALSO BE AGENTS OF KARMA.
    Any arriving guest should receive what are referred to as initial keys, which are programmed to reset the door lock when they are first inserted, deactivating all previous keys. Not until the keys expire or a new initial key enters the lock will the keys fail to work. With a “key bomb,” I cut one single initial key and then start over and cut a second initial key. Either one of them will work when you get to the room, and as long as you keep using the very first key you slipped in, all will be well.

    But chances are you’ll pop in the second key at some point, and then the first key you used will be considered invalid. Trace that back to me? Not a chance. Trace that back to the fact that you told your 9-year-old daughter to shut her mouth while harshly ripping off her tiny backpack at check-in? Never.

    full article https://travel.yahoo.com/ideas/10-hotel-secrets-from-behind-the-front-desk-171013423.html?page=1
     
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  2. Leeza14

    Leeza14 VIP Whale

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    Great article! Thanks for posting!
     
  3. maxnew40

    maxnew40 Low-Roller

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    It never pays to be a Jerk.

    -Max
     
  4. ardee

    ardee VIP Whale

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    Never, ever piss off, annoy or stiff the help. That should be Rule #1 in Life, not only travel.
     
  5. GilGunderson

    GilGunderson Low-Roller

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    That guy wrote a book about hotels called "heads in Beds". It was an interesting read. I think the name is an alias however. He's definitely right about most of these, but i am skeptical about the mini bar thing. Maybe i'll try that at cosmo in couple of weeks haha.
     
  6. MikeOPensacola

    MikeOPensacola VIP Whale

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    Bingo. My dad used to tell me, "It is always advantageous to be polite and friendly until it is clearly the time not to be."
     
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    I like the fact that he basically affirms the $20 "trick". I have read so many pissing contests on Vegas sites about slipping the clerk a $20 that I quite enjoyed seeing it validated by a front desker.
     
  8. Julie888

    Julie888 High-Roller

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    Recently read a rant on a travel site by someone whose key consistently failed to work. Hmm.
     
  9. LV_Bound

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    Never bothered with the $20 trick but just might this time.
     
  10. Breeze147

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    I am certain this happened to me at Mirage. I'll spare the gory details. It was, as usual, a long progression of little things that led me to lose my cool on the clerk. I ended up getting 5 different cards over 5 days and the lock changed twice. I did end up solo in a suite on the last night. I guess they figured they had fucked with me enough for one week.
     
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