2011-10-03 - 6:34 p.m.
"Hell...you're blurry just walking down the street!"
And that is sooo true. Just click back a few of my blog posts ago...there's a photo that shows it!comments??? (0 so far...) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
2011-09-29 - 5:04 p.m.
One of her commenters mentioned finding the perfect pillow at a hotel, only to be disappointed that she couldn't find one like it to buy when she got home. Ahhh...the memories this brought back....of my UNDERGROUND PILLOW DRUG DEAL!!! (Now hang on, this might be a bit wordy.)
One time, as I was checking out, I asked if it was possible to buy one of their pillows. (They offered some of their other amenities for sale, so maybe, just maybe, I could buy a pillow too.)
The concierge was called. I told him how much I loved the pillows and could I buy one....Long Pause.
So I call and I get "Greta," and she tells me I need to come back in two weeks, I need to bring cash, and I need to meet her in the basement, but I need to call first, so she can let me in. Oh, and you can only have only two pillows!!! (Yes, all this in Russian accent!)
So, because these pillows were worth all that and a FOUR hour round trip...plus $50/pillow....we set up an appointment.
I get there and I have to tell the concierge that I'm there to see "Greta." Long pause, I tell my story, Greta is paged, and I'm allowed to take the elevator to the basement. Then I reach another security wall...of her "people." "Why are you here?" "Is it about the pillows?!" "Do you have cash?" "You know you can only have two?!!" Yes.
Finally, Greta steps out of the shadows of the basement. With my two pillows. I hand her $100, and the deal is done. Phew!!
I went back a year later and bought 2 more. They are the best pillows. I wonder if "Greta" is still working there.
PILLOW DRUG DEAL.
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