21 Nov 2009

A BED STORY

Today is our last day here in Hurghada at the Red Sea. To leave me a good souvenir of our journey, this night my bed broke in the middle and I found myself surrounded by bedshits sitting on the floor. I switched on the light and in the first moment got very furious. Years ago I would have alerted the whole Hotel, manager included and pulled him personally out of his unbroken bed, made a mess and fuss with everybody until I got a new bed immediately. . But with the years I became more philosophic and I didn't want to wake up Chantal who was sleeping peacefully in her room.

I decided to pull down the matrass on the floor, switched off the light and slept like a baby, except that with the light a moskito had moved in, which showed its love for me by singing around my head. I tried to kill it but apparently I am not a talented killer, it didn't work. Fortunately I had put a creme on so it couldn't do its vampire job.

In the morning I went to the reception at 8 am and told my story. He said he will sent somebody immediately to repair the bed, I had my doubts about repairing, but I didn't object. At 11, the somebody hadn't shown up yet. I called the reception and asked what he meant by immediately because it was 3 h later.

He excused himself and said he will sent somebody right away. At noon still no "somebody". Outside our flat I saw an employee called him and showed him the disaster. He scratched his head, then kneeled down put the bed together and hammered with his fists. The bed didn't want to be repaired and broke again.

I suggested a hammer.. He nodded and took the bed with him, demolishing nearly the door. That's a good idea I thought I will get a new bed. 5 min later another showed up with a hammer and looked around for the bed. I told him the bed was taken away by his friend (all are friends here), he nodded went to the bedroom with the hammer and looked at Chantal's bed. I feared the worst ! At this moment the first one came back with a "new" bed, and now I had what I wanted : a bed and a hammer ! The man with the hammer disappeared and the other put the bed together and I hope it won't break down again under my elephantic weight. I think I need a diet I broke already a chair here ! (see wordless Wednesday)




the sofa still resists





Little recompensations in the evening for my damaged soul

12 comments:

Mar said...

Your post title will attract many visitors, lol.
Sorry about your interrupted dreams and watch your reputation: from now on they might blame bloggers of destructing their furniture!!

Mar said...

Second thought: maybe it is the Russian maffia, they have been reading your blog!

Ida from South Africa said...

I love having a good laugh so early in the morning! Never heard of só many adventures in 1 trip!! We surely double-enjoy your blog!!!!

Thom said...

LOL..Well that blog title sure didn't live up to what I thought it would be LOL. Good to have laughs early in the morning. Wonderful pictures my friend :)

Nicolanondoc said...

Buon fine settimana Gattina :-)

Melli said...

LOL at Thom's disappointment in the story! It turned out to be EXACTLY what I was expecting!!! But I DO think they might start blaming YOU for all this destruction! I would have slept on the new sofa! :)

Hootin' Anni said...

I wanna know just exactly what bedSHITS are?!!!!!!! Did you soil your underwear when the bed broke?!!

Vlado&Toni said...

wow. would have love to get my hands on those necklaces.. sorry for the bed.. at least you get to just laugh about it and there are no damages in your body. ;)

Janis said...

This is one vacation you will remember for a long long time, it has given you many stories to tell. You have more patience then I do...sounds like the hotel staff needs to have better communication with each other. Have a safe trip home.

claudie said...

like Mar I think the Russian are the responsables !!!! Ha! Ha! Luckely you are still in form after the incident! Jeweleries are the best medecin after a such choc!

Dr.John said...

You do have adventures. Don't you?

Puss-in-Boots said...

Your damaged soul...lol. I would have thought it was another part of your anatomy that was damaged.

I laughed at your story sooo much...it's almost a Mr Bean situation. As for losing weight...you don't need to lose weight. You look lovely and svelte.

Better luck sleeping in future!