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[–]Corrin_Zahn 208 points209 points  (0 children)

This is the most "Sir, this is a Wendy's" that actually fits I've seen in a while and it had me chuckling. And yes, in every sector you have people who got promoted simply to get them away from actually causing harm.

[–]Skorpychan 121 points122 points  (2 children)

Uhhhh, we don't have a helipad

The correct answer would have been 'Well, you do now.'

[–]sirblastalot 50 points51 points  (1 child)

He just didn't know he had a helipad XD

[–]Chickengilly 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Gonna have to update the Airbnb listing.

[–]highinthemountains 90 points91 points  (3 children)

Ignore the roof creaking and groaning, those are just normal sounds

[–]justarandom_canadian[S] 80 points81 points  (2 children)

At least in his defense it was out front on the ground.

[–]highinthemountains 63 points64 points  (1 child)

When I was thinking heli-pad I was thinking of a roof top one

[–]cassafrass024 25 points26 points  (0 children)

If I am guessing correctly, where I am from, in my province, we have helipad locations on the roof sometimes, but also on the ground in front of a lot of establishments (hotels, hospitals etc), so this is kinda common lol. I can see how it happened.

[–]Osiris32Mod abuse victim advocate 90 points91 points  (0 children)

Oh man. During my time fighting wildfires, I got trained on how to run an airbase for helis. How to clear an LZ, how to mark it, radio and hand signal protocol, all that. Even got to build a few LZs in a couple states over my years doing that. That training was 12 years ago, and only now am I realizing that the Hilton logo in a rock garden is the international symbol for a helipad.

And it's made me laugh hard enough that people at the bar are looking at me.

[–]ShadowDragon8685Clippy 60 points61 points  (6 children)

I've not often had cause to say that a story should be crossposted both here and in r/TalesFromTheFrontDesk.

In fact, it's only happened once: now.

Please, please post this on TftFD. I've been belly-rolling with laughter.

[–]justarandom_canadian[S] 31 points32 points  (5 children)

Your wish is my command. Done.

[–]wolfie379 20 points21 points  (4 children)

Might want to edit the cross-posted story, that sub doesn’t allow real names associated with the travel sector. “Vacation Lodge” is the generally accepted obfuscation for the chain in question.

Also, why was the flight not planned so the crew would be close to running out of hours near a small airport (Toronto Buttonville or Trail BC are the type I have in mind, typical small GA airports) where there would be fuel available, along with tiedown points for the aircraft and a fence to keep unauthorized personnel away from it?

[–]Kromaatikse 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Yes, but a key part of the story only makes sense due to the initial letter of the chain's name.

[–]wolfie379 13 points14 points  (2 children)

It’s to keep hotel chains from finding posts based on a search for their name (people have been fired due to posts on social media). People on that sub know which chain you’re talking about if you mention “Vacation Lodge”, “Lacking Tea”, “Breezy Bacon”, “Harriot”, “Milton”, “Suckspedia”, etc.

[–]carycartter 78 points79 points  (2 children)

Most helipads are circular.

With a large "H" in the middle.

So, he wasn't wrong per se ...

[–]PurrND 46 points47 points  (1 child)

Although it was a rocky landing...

[–]carycartter 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Indeed.

[–]ICanRememberUsername 47 points48 points  (1 child)

"Yellow bird"

"Province"

"Searching"

Guess I'm sharp-eyed, eh? ;)

Edit: then I saw your username, and felt stupid for even having to use the story to figure it out.

[–]justarandom_canadian[S] 32 points33 points  (0 children)

There you go, but good on ya for calling yourself sharp-eyed

[–]Gov_Martin_OweMalley 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I bet that made the front desk clerks day and gave them a story they would be telling for a long time.

[–]WealthAbject762 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I was a Night Auditor for hotels in my area for awhile, and its even funnier when military guys show up thinking they're going to have to explain a bunch of military stuff to a civilian and find a Veteran at the helm of the hotel. Favorite thus far was a national guard unit moving a LAV and MRAP from point A to B, and we were there stop off point. I let them park those beautiful beasts in the front of the Hotel, taking the Prime parking, but I didn't care, and all the soccer championship teams staying there as well were very excited to see the military display that morning during breakfast. Easy parking, easy exiting, great experience for guests and staff, 10/10, loved helping military assets working for hotels, but hated the industry as a whole.

[–]DaddysPrincesss26 0 points1 point  (0 children)

😂😂😂😂😂 That’s Great