The Hotel Soap Saga..


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Bit of an old one this, but I was sent in email the other day and thought I would pass it on to Neowin. Bit of a long read but definately worth it :)

The following letters are taken from an actual incident between a London

hotel and one of its guests last year. The hotel ended up submitting the

letters to The Sunday Times.

Dear Maid,

Please do not leave any more of those little bars of soap in my bathroom

as I have brought my own bath-sized Imperial Leather.

Please remove the six unopened little bars from the shelf under the

medicine chest and another three in the shower soap dish. They are in my

way.

Thank you,

S. Berman

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Dear Room 635,

I am not your regular maid.

She will be back tomorrow, Thursday, from her day off.

I took the three hotel soaps out of the shower soap dish as you requested.

The six bars on your shelf I took out of your way and put on top of your

kleenex dispenser in case you should change your mind.

This leaves only the three bars I left today which my instructions from

the management are to leave three soaps daily.

I hope this is satisfactory.

Kathy

Relief Maid

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Dear Maid,

I hope you are my regular maid.

Apparently, Kathy did not tell you about my note to her concerning the

little bars of soap.

When I got back to my room this evening, I found that you had added three

little Camays to the shelf under the medicine cabinet.

I am going to be here in the hotel for two weeks and have brought my own

bath-sized Imperial Leather, so I won't need those six little Camays,

which are on the shelf. They are in my way when shaving, brushing teeth

etc.

Please remove them.

S Berman

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Dear Mr Berman,

The assistant manager, Mr Kensedder, informed me this morning that you

called him last evening and said you were unhappy with your maid service.

I have assigned a new girl to your room. I hope you will accept my

apologies for any past inconvenience.

If you have any future complaints, please contact me so that I can give it

my personal attention. Call extension 1108 between 8am and 5pm .

Thank you,

Elaine Carmen

Housekeeper

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Dear Miss Carmen,

It is impossible to contact you by phone since I leave the hotel for

business at 7:45 AM and don't get back before 5:30 or 6.00 PM.

That's the reason I called Mr Kensedder last night. You were already off

duty. I only asked Mr Kensedder if he could do anything about those little

bars of soap.

The new maid you assigned me must have thought I was a new check in today,

since she left another 3 bars of hotel soap in my medicine cabinet, along

with her regular delivery of 3 bars on the bathroom shelf.

In just 5 days here I have accumulated 24 little bars of soap. Why are you

doing this to me?

S. Berman

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Dear Mr Berman,

Your maid, Kathy, has been instructed to stop delivering soap to your room

and to remove the extra soaps.

If I can be of further assistance, please call extension 1108 between 8AM

and 5 PM.

Thank you,

Elaine Carmen,

Housekeeper

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Dear Mr Kensedder,

My bath-size Imperial Leather is missing.

Every bar of soap was taken from my room, including my own bath-size

Imperial Leather.

I came in late last night and had to call the bellhop to bring me 4 little

Cashmere Bouquets.

S. Berman

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Dear Mr Berman,

I have informed our housekeeper, Elaine Carmen, of your soap problem.

I cannot understand why there was no soap in your room since our maids are

instructed to leave 3 bars of soap each time they service a room.

The situation will be rectified immediately.

Please accept my apologies for the inconvenience.

Martin L. Kensedder

Assistant Manager

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Dear Mrs Carmen,

Who the hell left 54 little bars of Camay in my room?

I came in last night and found 54 little bars of soap. I don't want 54

little bars of Camay. I want my one damn bar of bath-size Imperial

Leather.

Do you realise I have 54 bars of soap in here?

All I want is my bath-size Imperial Leather.

Please give me back my bath-size Imperial Leather.

S. Berman

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Dear Mr Berman,

You complained of too much soap in your room, so I had them removed.

Then you complained to Mr Kensedder that all your soap was missing, so I

personally returned them. The 24 Camays which had been taken and the 3

Camays you are supposed to receive daily.

I don't know anything about the 4 Cashmere Bouquets. Obviously your maid,

Kathy, did not know I had returned your soaps, so she also brought 24

Camays plus the 3 daily Camays.

I don't know where you got the idea this hotel issues bath-size Imperial

Leather. I was able to locate some bath-size Ivory which I left in your

room.

Elaine Carmen

Housekeeper

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Dear Mrs Carmen,

Just a short note to bring you up-to-date on my latest soap inventory.

As of today I possess:

* On the shelf under the medicine cabinet -18 Camay in 4 stacks of 4 and 1 stack of 2.

* On the Kleenex dispenser - 11 Camay in 2 stacks of 4 and 1 stack of 3.

* On the bedroom dresser - 1 stack of 3 Cashmere Bouquet, 1 stack of 4 hotel-size Ivory, and 8 Camay in 2 stacks of 4.

* Inside the medicine cabinet - 14 Camay in 3 stacks of 4 and 1 stack of 2.

* In the shower soap dish - 6 Camay, very moist.

* On the northeast corner of the tub - 1 Cashmere Bouquet, slightly used.

* On the northwest corner of the tub - 6 Camays in 2 stacks of 3.

Please ask Kathy when she services my room to make sure the stacks are

neatly piled and dusted. Also, please advise her that stacks of more than

4 have a tendency to tip.

May I suggest that my bedroom window sill is not in use and will make an

excellent spot for future soap deliveries.

One more item, I have purchased another bar of bath-size Imperial Leather,

which I am keeping in the hotel vault in order to avoid further

misunderstandings.

S. Berman

Like I say.. long read but pretty hilarious :)

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It is very funny, but it's from the comedy act of Shelley Berman, not something that happened in real life.

yes, its funny how the internet seems to turn complete fictional jokes into facts that happened in real life :laugh:

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In just 5 days here I have accumulated 24 little bars of soap. Why are you

doing this to me?

Dear Mrs Carmen,

Who the hell left 54 little bars of Camay in my room?

I came in last night and found 54 little bars of soap. I don't want 54

little bars of Camay. I want my one damn bar of bath-size Imperial

Leather.

Do you realise I have 54 bars of soap in here?

All I want is my bath-size Imperial Leather.

Please give me back my bath-size Imperial Leather.

S. Berman

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