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Old 01-16-2011, 03:01 PM   #31
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Yes but have you ever negotiated with your attorney...
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Old 01-16-2011, 03:03 PM   #32
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Hey.. I got a nice box of cookies from the attorney once..


Spend $16k and get a $20 box of cookies.. and probably billed me for the time it took to send.
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Old 01-16-2011, 03:04 PM   #33
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Thank God he didn't bake them!!!! CA CHING...
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Old 01-16-2011, 03:05 PM   #34
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We have requested, and received, late checkout at many hotels, and never had to pay extra for a couple hours. We did negotiate a small fee for a late afternoon (4PM) checkout once.
Yes, hotels will offer a 1 hour leeway in some cases at no charge because their check-in time isn't until 3pm. But if everyone did that then the housekeepers wouldn't have time to clean all those rooms and incoming guests would be out of luck...wouldn't they?
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Old 01-16-2011, 03:08 PM   #35
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i tend 2 think of others- very rude IMO 2 overstay....... i get cranky when i'm hungry & often people similar 2 me leave & take thier business elsewhere & won't return when the wait is absurd. ettiqutte is etiqutte~
I think of others and try to finish eating quickly ONLY when I see a crowd of people waiting to be seated, usually at casual, no reservation joints.
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Old 01-16-2011, 03:08 PM   #36
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...I've never known a hotel, for instance, let their guests occupy the room after the 11am checkout time at no extra charge...

This is a completely different situation. You are renting a room for a set period of time and they tell you up front when you have to be out. Not at all the same as a restaurant.
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Old 01-16-2011, 03:08 PM   #37
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I think hotels have it down well enough and it is likely you wouldn't have an entire house sold out AND everyone wanting to stay that late unless it is an event.

I have also shown up and been checked in early (like 10AM). After a 7 hour flight, with a 5 hour time difference, then a 2 hour drive it was very appreciated to be able to just check in and get a nap.
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Old 01-16-2011, 03:14 PM   #38
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I think hotels have it down well enough and it is likely you wouldn't have an entire house sold out AND everyone wanting to stay that late unless it is an event.

I have also shown up and been checked in early (like 10AM). After a 7 hour flight, with a 5 hour time difference, then a 2 hour drive it was very appreciated to be able to just check in and get a nap.
Like an insomniacs convention?

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Old 01-16-2011, 03:38 PM   #39
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I think that in America, if you KNOW that you will be spending some hours at the table, it is essential that you inform the restaurant WHEN YOU MAKE THE RESERVATION.

EVERY restaurant has to plan. If they take reservations, they have to use an average
meal time to schedule subsequent tables.

So if you DONT inform them, you are being very thoughtless and selfish to the people
who have a reservation after you.

Also, I think that when you do inform the restaurant that you will be spending hours,
they should inform you that there will be a minimum 30% or so tip. Wait staff depends
on turnover to make their money, so if you are going to kill their table count, you should make up for it monetarily.
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Like an insomniacs convention?

pacanis....

GrillingFool...very well said!...even if you DID get a little LOUD every now and then (...just teasing)

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