Room service in Bermuda1

Around ten o'clock at night, I ordered room service: coffee, french fries, chilled soup and plain salad. The girl who took my order said, "Please tell me what kind of salad dressing you want."

I said, "I do not know. Any dressing."

Then she asked me, "How old are you?"

I said, "Fifty"

She said to me, "Grandpa, I am sending you Russian dressing. I will send you to Russia."

I said, "How I wish I could go to Russia!" This was our joke.

The girl told me that in half an hour they would send the food to my room. After an hour had passed, I phoned and said, "Please cancel my order; it is getting late." But they said they had just sent it. Finally, the food came but unfortunately it was not good.

When they gave me the bill, I just signed it without looking at it. In the morning, I saw that it had come to $17.50! Why? There was a service charge.


  1. TCE 13. January 1982