Friday, November 16, 2012
Petraeus Resigns, Hostile Quality Inn Staff, Airport Parking and Bed Bugs Might Have Something in Common as Stranger Things Have Happened.
I returned from Charlotte, North Carolina late Sunday night and spent the first half of the week editing photographs, video and reports. I spent an exciting weekend with the National Socialist Movement, the Loyal Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, photo journalists and other interesting and even famous people. Now, things are winding down to normal or about as normal as things can possibly get around here.
During my trip to Charlotte I ran into Senator John McCain. He was actually on my flight. I was a little surprised that somebody as recognizable as him would be flying coach on a commercial flight, at all. Myself and some Vietnamese guy appeared to be the only people in the airport that bothered to walk up to him, shake hands and say, Hello.
I talked the Vietnamese guy into taking a picture of me standing with the Arizona Senator. I shared the photo with a few friends and it wasn't long before it found its' way to online news media.
Petraeus Resigns, McCain Celebrates with New Friend (shocking exclusive photo)
Today, David Petraeus resigned from the CIA citing marital infidelity as the reason. Paula Broadwell, a West Point graduate and 15 year “intelligence agent” with highest security clearances is cited by most publications and said to be under FBI investigation for attempting to “hack” General Petraeus’ email accounts.
Stranger still and, related or not, John McCain was seen with a high ranking member of America’s National Socialist Movement. Proof? We have proof. Full Story
Everywhere I travel, tiny life. Single-serving sugar, single-serving cream, single pat of butter. The microwave Cordon Bleu hobby kit. Shampoo-conditioner combos, sample-packaged mouthwash, tiny bars of soap. The people I meet on each flight? They're single-serving friends.
Tyler, you are by far the most interesting single-serving friend I've ever met. See I have this thing: everything on a plane is single-serving, even the... (From Fight Club)
Sky Harbor Airport Parking Drops the Ball
402 South 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034. . . My message (and now public review) to them: Reservation confirmation #1158642... You people really dropped the ball this weekend. The first thing you did was drop me at the wrong terminal Friday morning. When I returned last night, I was over charged. I have an email confirmation with $24.00 clearly printed on it. I was charged $30.00.
The woman (English is probably her second language) that was at the gate was too busy watching TV and failed to even notice me pull up. No wonder I was incorrectly charged. She wasn't paying attention to her job. I used you people several times before and never had a problem. Blue Sky is where I'm parking next.
Quality Inn Executive Park
440 Griffith Road, Charlotte, NC. . . During my stay, your staff was most unfriendly and rude. On Sunday, November 11, 2012, one of your desk employees called another guest a dog in Spanish. Fortunately, I "comprende" well and understood this insult. How dare your employees insult a guest behind their back. On the previous night, I observed hotel staff being rude to another group of guests because of the way they were dressed. I guess tolerance and diversity have no place at Quality Inn. From this day forward, I will take my business where I will not be forced to witness bigotry,such as what your staff exhibited on multiple occasions, this weekend.
Before all of this nonsense happened, a carload of Mexicans was loitering outside in the back parking lot playing loud music at around 1:00 AM Saturday morning. So much for paying for a room with the intention of getting some sleep. Unknown to the other hotel guests the NSM ran regular security patrols in the parking lot until 8:00 AM. The Mexicans decided to leave when we started patrolling with flashlights and stun guns.
Latest Bed Bug Reports for Quality Inn Charlotte
It would also appear that this particular hotel has issues with bed bugs. . . Room Number: 310: OMG!!! I only spent 6 total hours in this room and I got at least 7 bites and counting .... I reported this to the General Mgr ... who told me she was NO expert ... and SIR ... NEITHER ARE YOU!! Then hung up. Full Report
It would appear, when staff and management is confronted with a problem, they resort to hostility, rather than understanding and professional courtesy, towards the guest(s) as their means of resolution.
The guestrooms offer TVs with premium cable channels, *free wireless Internet access, *refrigerators, *microwaves and free local calls. My internet connection was only 12.0 Mb/s. A *free hot breakfast is offered daily, but when I went to eat, the eggs and meat were already gone and it took quite a while for the staff to refill the table. The photographs make the hotel look much better than it really is. More
I took the liberty of submitting a review to Trip Advisor. After reading a few of the reviews, it became obvious that other people didn't care for their visit to the Quality Inn, either. Mold, bugs, broken fixtures, rude staff and delays were more the norm, than the exception. Don't stay here. More
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