Sunday, March 4, 2007

No Pubes Here

This weekend was the annual Micro League winter meeting. The Micro League is a fantasy baseball league that I belong to. Every year we get together in the winter and hash out details about the upcoming season. We have been doing this for over 16 years. We usually do this in Las Vegas.

I have done Las Vegas both “cheap” and “expensive”. This year was “expensive”. Over the years I have learned that you usually get what you pay for. The year that my wife found pubes in the bathroom of our hotel room was the last year that we went “cheap”. This year we stayed at The Mandalay Bay.

Sherri and I have stayed there before. This time we wanted to try an upgraded room, so we asked at check-in for an upgrade. They said, “no problem” and upgraded us, no charge. Sweet.

From what I could tell, the upgrades were these:
1. A flat screen T.V. in the bedroom and bathroom.
2. Down pillows and bedding.
3. A desk.
4. A mini-bar.

Now you had to be careful with the mini-bar. If you took a soda out of the fridge to look at it, you would be charged. There were sensors in the fridge that automatically charge to your tab. Sherri and I didn’t believe it when we heard it, so we tried it. Sure enough, we pulled out a can of Sierra Mist, checked our bill on the T.V., and presto, $4.00 for that can of soda was on our bill. There was also a tray of snacks and booze on the dresser that worked the same way. It was hard not to try an “Indiana Jones” on the can of Pringles in the snack tray.

My only complaint was The Mandalay Bay must have made some deal with the devil and only sold Pepsi products. NO DIET COKE!!! That was not cool. I had to drink beer instead.

7 comments:

Guinevere said...

Hmmm...HAD to drink beer instead. Doesn't sound like you put up much of a fight.

And, yeah, pubes? EWWWW! That's happened to me and M before too when we decided to save a few $$$.

ventl8r said...

With a title like that, it sure grabs your attention! The two times I've been to Vegas on business I've been at the Four Seasons of Mandalay Bay. Nice rooms, especially since I didn't have to pay for them!

I've heard about the sensors and never touch them anyway.

Miranda said...

I'm maybe the only 23 year old who's never been to Vegas...

However, if there's even a chance of finding pubes in the bathroom I'll pass.

funkycanadiangirl said...

You have GOT to be kidding me! Remind me never to "upgrade"... looks like they got the upgrade, and you got the shaft! But hey, at least you got to drink beer. ;) Thanks for the tip about the spray thingie... I will look into that this weekend. However, she's been a good girl for the past two days... at least I think she has. I have to comb the place looking for puddles... this is what I live for. *sigh*

I hope you're having a nice day, and especially hope you're birthday was grand. ((big hugs)). Yvonne. x

Շɬɠɠ™ said...

hey M man, have to say i was quite surprised to see your comment on my blogger. it was, however, very very funny - seriously? all the way to the knees? lol

we used to live in henderson, right outside of vegas - so we know the good the bad AND the OOOOGLY. And the nice hotels usually are VERY nice about upgrades and stuff - mandalay bay is one of the best - nice splurge - we have upgraded at MGM and it was a major WOW with a basket and a huge hot tub - my hubby has never forgotten that stay. haha -the funniest thing was going to Studio 54 one night with comp tickets - THAT was like being in hell. whew - scary - tigg/tressie

Malathionman said...

G-I really would rather drink Diet Coke.

Ventl8r-4 Seasons, what, are you a brain surgen?

Miranda-Are you one of those who only go at home?

Yvonne-At The Mandalay Bay you probably don't need the upgrades.

Tressie-Someone has to comment on that blog!

stepmonster said...

Damn..... it sounds like you stayed at Circus Circus on the cheap... been there done that.

I also got bit by the stupid mini bar at The Mirage... thought I was smart and would drink the beer and then replace it from the convenience store... paid for the damn beer twice.