Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Oh where am I now? *

Mary's Mum is safely back in Scotland, Mary is in Dublin and I am in Zurich.

I arrived at the client owned apartments to find a very surprised Korean gentleman in my room in his boxer shorts and T-shirt. Whoops - double booking. A fellow resident suggest I ask at the Youth Hostel along the road. Huh? The connection between a global reinsurance company and a YH is not obvious but the latter seem to be providing facilities management for the former's apartments. The YH sorted me out with an alternative room in the apartments albeit with a damp carpet and a de-humidifier chugging away.

The next morning it was my turn to be surprised as someone opened the door to my room around 06:30 am. In response to my cheery "Good Morning" I got a mild German expletive and a rapid retreat. By the time I was up, washed and dressed an admin person appeared and gave me the keys to my intended apartment so now all is sorted.

BTW the Youth Hostel was most impressive - much smarter than many hotels I have stayed in.

* From Rochdale To Ocho Rios by 10cc

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