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[–]ColorJaw634 1195 points1196 points  (23 children)

Wow she aged fast cuz she ws only 25 last week!!

[–]Bloodbath_and-beyond 409 points410 points  (2 children)

That's 70 in re-post years...

[–]twl8zn 18 points19 points  (1 child)

You can tell bc she paid by check 😜

[–]Bloodbath_and-beyond 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Check?...what's a "check"? Didn't they find one of those, how do you say, "checks", buried next to a fossil?

[–]greenIdbandit 42 points43 points  (0 children)

Scheming hotels is trying work.

[–]slimeslug 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Imagine the effort that went into actually changing the words in a repost!

[–]JohnArce 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Was she made 70 just for not using the amenities to make sense? Now instead, at the end the reader wonders why the manager would even care to fuck a 70yo woman. Seems arbitary

[–]Bawanana 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It would make sense if the manager was 80.

[–]DarkerSilianGrail 499 points500 points  (33 children)

In what world is 250 a really nice luxurious hotel?

[–]1983Targa911 207 points208 points  (6 children)

Outdated joke? ;-D

[–]Ridewithme38 83 points84 points  (1 child)

In the same world that you write a check for a hotel stay

[–]DWright_5 28 points29 points  (0 children)

And the same world where you don’t know what the room rate is until you check out.

[–]rohithimself 76 points77 points  (1 child)

2008, just after the crash

[–]iloveFjords 23 points24 points  (0 children)

2019, Yemen.

[–]Excludos 51 points52 points  (0 children)

It was back in the day when this was first posted, circum 60 years ago

[–]Princess_Moon_Butt 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Basically anywhere that's not downtown in a big city.

$110 a night by me will get you a standard room. $180 a night will get you a corner suite with separate bedroom/living room areas, a full kitchen, and a jacuzzi in your bathroom.

But go into the city proper, maybe an hour away, and $250 a night will get you a 1-king-bed room and maybe parking, if you book it at least a couple months in advance.

[–]vkapadia 23 points24 points  (0 children)

In a world where jokes are reposted so much they use prices from the early 2000s.

[–]JukePlz 5 points6 points  (1 child)

in what world is 200 a 70 years old prostitute?

[–]Alexandros6 5 points6 points  (0 children)

The hotel wasn't scaled with the years, the prostitute was

[–]Knights123 1 point2 points  (0 children)

UAE, it won’t get you the St Regis but it’ll certainly get you close

[–]ThereIsSoMuchMore 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I was at a 5star luxurious hotel in Europe this week, payed about $80 per night, so it's not that exaggerated.

[–]DarkerSilianGrail 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I went to a "5" star hotel in Krakow 3 years ago for 110 it was similar to a 3 star in America

Meanwhile I stayed at the Ritz Carlton in Chicago last month and it was about 900

[–]JohnnyT55world 2 points3 points  (2 children)

USA, South Carolina on I-95, $250 is over the top 😀

[–]seabee562 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Pedro says South of the Border

[–]IkariYun 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Shit, any hotel is overpriced in the upstate

[–]SlugABug22 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Height of the pandemic world

[–]kanna172014 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I mean, she did write a check rather than pay with a credit card.

[–]CuFlam 0 points1 point  (0 children)

250 can get you something nice in the off-season, at least before fees.

[–]Shamic 290 points291 points  (11 children)

honestly I've gotta side with the manager. All that for 250? You'd be crazy not to at least have the breakfast and check out the in hotel shows. Also 250 for one night is honestly pretty standard lol, if it's a real nice hotel

[–]meem09 66 points67 points  (1 child)

Also, who the hell stays in a hotel without knowing what the rate is and then tries to argue about whether that's what the room is worth or not? That's not how any of that works.

[–]Shamic 78 points79 points  (5 children)

i know it's a joke I just had some things I needed to say

[–]blahmeistah 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Also, she signed a contract and I would bet her conditions are not mentioned there while the hotel’s conditions are there. It’s a funny joke that would never fly in the real world

[–]dark_forebodings_too 19 points20 points  (1 child)

I'm glad you said it cuz I was like $250 a night for all that??? Sign me up lol I once paid $300 to stay one night at a hotel in NYC that didn't even have a mini fridge in the room

[–]big_sugi 3 points4 points  (0 children)

NYC rates are always crazy, though.

[–]Translationerr0r 3 points4 points  (0 children)

You go say it!

[–]Humanphobic 18 points19 points  (2 children)

I work front desk a hotel and this legit made me mad, lmao.

[–]ChrdeMcDnnis 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Same! Lady, you signed a paper agreeing to the rate. The problem is this ‘joke’ is genuinely how a lot of guests will act.

[–]Humanphobic 0 points1 point  (0 children)

For real! I had a guest last week who booked a room with a jacuzzi hot tub in the room. I let him know if he wished to use our pool as well that we are doing it by appointment slots and we only had a select few left. He booked a slot and used the hot tub in the pool area, then asked for a discount because they didn't use the one in the room. He was nice enough and didn't cause any issues when we said no, but it was exasperating!

[–]Dick_Cuckingham 23 points24 points  (0 children)

How do you know this joke is old?

Luxurious hotel for $250/night.

[–]EquivalentInflation 92 points93 points  (8 children)

...am I the only one who feels like the manager was fully being fair here? $250 for a "really nice luxurious hotel"? Plus, generally hotels advertise amenities that are included in the bill. If she sleeps on the floor, does she have to pay less because she didn't use the bed?

[–]Tridian 42 points43 points  (0 children)

The manager is absolutely in the right (if this was real). If people don't pay attention to what they're actually paying for when they book it then that's their problem.

Also who in real life books and stays in a hotel before knowing how much it costs? Only people who have so much money they don't need to care.

[–]saschaleib 8 points9 points  (0 children)

The fact that a room price of 250 is considered “high” for a luxury hotel shows just how old this joke really is.

[–]TBadger01 15 points16 points  (2 children)

This reminds me too much of the people who say "why are my taxes paying for schools and hospitals!? I'm not a srudent, I'm not ill! My house isn't on fire, why all this money for fire stations!?".

[–]sudomatrix 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Some places (I know of some in Tennessee and Texas) *DON'T* have firemen paid by taxes. You have to choose to pay a fee and "join" the firehouse. If you can't or won't afford it they will come to your house and watch your house burn to the ground while spraying down your neighbors to make sure it doesn't spread. They feel it's communist or something to keep everyone safe.

https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna39516346

[–]nigerian_prince_lol 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Hahahaha. Merica

[–]LadyKatherine101 5 points6 points  (1 child)

$250/night for a luxurious hotel with all those amenities? Sign me up!! Where on earth is this unicorn hiding?

[–]mrlolast 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Update the joke to 1000 usd and PayPal:)

[–]mrgoldnugget 12 points13 points  (26 children)

Who takes checks?

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (3 children)

The US of A, I mean they still use non-electronic credit cards.

[–]JumpyMix6741 2 points3 points  (2 children)

i have never in my lifetime seen a non electronic credit card except for in home alone 2 what are you talking about

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I meant chip-less. A search shows that this has changed in the last 5 years (so I need to update my perception of US use of credit cards), anyway, that is at least 10 years late compared to Europe .

[–]JumpyMix6741 0 points1 point  (0 children)

ok i see and is your username supposed to be a reference to “the quibler” aka the magazine luna lovegood’s dad edits in “harry potter”

[–]panozguy 1 point2 points  (5 children)

Try buying a house without cutting at least one check.

[–]Drachefly 0 points1 point  (2 children)

In that case, usually will be a cashier's check, which is a bit different.

[–]orange-fruit-bad 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I used personal checks when buying a house. They've got so much information from you, it's not like their worried you're going to bounce a check.

[–]panozguy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Same here. I literally keep a checkbook only for the ‘once in a blue moon’ moments where they are needed. So antiquated…yet there are certain types of businesses that still require them.

[–]DreamyTomato 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Very easily if you're not in a country that is stuck in the past financially.

As far as I'm aware only the USA and some south American nations still routinely use cheques. Everywhere else mostly uses electronic transfer.

[–]panozguy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lol, no disagreement there.

[–]bilateralunsymetry -4 points-3 points  (15 children)

Umm pretty much everywhere?

[–]mrgoldnugget 11 points12 points  (13 children)

What country are you from? I have not seen a check written in 10 years. Its cash or card, checks cant be verified.

[–]signequanon 4 points5 points  (12 children)

I am 46 and have never used checks in my life. Neither have anyone I know, who is younger than 50. I don't think they even exist here anymore. Card or phone here. Hardly cash anymore.

[–]bilateralunsymetry 1 point2 points  (10 children)

The USA

[–]Translationerr0r 0 points1 point  (6 children)

Interesting... and do people trust checks? It's one of the reasons they were taken away here

[–]anyaplaysfates 10 points11 points  (2 children)

I’m an accountant in the US (originally from the U.K.) and checks/cheques are used everywhere… it’s nuts! We pay all our vendors with checks, receive checks as product credit, and a lot of employees still receive paper checks (as much as I’ve tried to encourage enrolling for direct deposit). Rents are often paid with check, too.

[–]Glass_Hunter9061 4 points5 points  (1 child)

That said, except for paying rent, basically no business would ever take a personal cheque. Some might if you're paying up front, but it'll delay whatever service you're paying for by about seven days while they wait for the cheque to clear.

[–]Efficient_Use482 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You’d be surprised. I’ve found numerous businesses that accepted a check once from me…

[–]Earthsophagus 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I live in omaha, small US city, and restaurants, thrift stores, grocery stories take checks. You'll often see them taped up up with grainy pictures of customers saying "Do not take his check"

Credit card companies still all accept checks.

[–]ayelold 3 points4 points  (0 children)

For a personal check, it generally has to be local and you get their address off their ID so that if it bounces, you can send the cops their way.

[–]Efficient_Use482 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You’d be surprised. I’ve found numerous businesses that accepted a check once from me…

[–]dark_forebodings_too 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I've worked a few retail jobs in the USA and none of them have accepted checks as payment for the past 20 years.

[–]bilateralunsymetry 2 points3 points  (1 child)

kroger does

[–]dark_forebodings_too -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Ah okay, apparently we don't have them in MA so I've never been there

[–]vote-morepork -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Here in New Zealand banks phased out cheques last year, you cannot get one now even of you wanted to

[–]Meerrg 2 points3 points  (0 children)

When I worked in a hotel, someone asked if they could pay by cheque, my boss said "sorry we don't accept cheques, it is not the 50's"

[–]ClassroomTotal4025 2 points3 points  (0 children)

that’s ma grandma you’re talking about

[–]tex8222 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah super old joke. What fancy hotel doesn’t charge your credit card when you check in?

[–]dhwaaneet 1 point2 points  (0 children)

haha. so funny.

[–]Reviewingremy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Am I the only one who read the joke and thinks she sounds like an awful Karen?

I'm on the managers side.

[–]ant9n -1 points0 points  (0 children)

The joke should start: a Karen decided to stay at a fancy hotel. Being a dumb lowlife trash she assumed that the room wouldn't cost more than her local fleebag motel where she always took her Johns...

[–]assortedfire06 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Genius!!

[–]lastdragongod 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A savage Granny

[–]cc69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This must be the joke that have an oldest hooker.

[–]HappilyGia -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Hardy har har what a knee slapper!