Breakfast for two

We were in Sao Paulo, which has the world's largest population — eighteen million. It is twice the size of New York City. We were staying in the El Dorados Hotel.

Early in the morning, around eight o'clock, I went to Alo's room, which was 610. She was having breakfast. She said that since I had come, we could order my food too. Alo told them that I was from room 503 and she asked them to bring the same food for me — milk, bread and, God knows, maybe an egg. Breakfast is always included with the room.

When I went downstairs to check out, they charged us for the food, saying that Alo had to pay extra because she had had a guest. I had given my room number and I had had my keys with me. There were two separate registration forms for us, and I had registered properly. Still, it took them fifteen minutes to look into the problem. Finally, the manager came. Not only did he cancel the extra breakfast charge, but he also deducted six or seven dollars from the total bill for the rooms.

From:Sri Chinmoy,Salutations, numbers 5-8, Agni Press, 1981
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