The World’s creakiest door (Grumpy Monday)

Love is in the air, as we arrived in Venice.  A short water taxi ride and we’re at our hotel: grabbing the keys and making a dash for the room…

[Watch the clip below, then read on]

The romance soon came to halt as my attention is now focused on this awful case of door abuse.

Why hasn’t anyone reported this to the owner?

Now the responsibility has involuntarily become mine; go downstairs to report the problem.  Do I?  Nope.  We both end up standing outside our room arguing ‘after you,’ no, ‘after you’ and decided to act like twins having a coughing fit to camouflage the door’s unfortunate sound.  No, it didn’t work, thus creating more noise; drinking a litre of wine wasn’t clever.

The final night had arrived and before our heads hit the pillow, we talked about the door, like it had been in the back of our minds since the first night.   Should we do the British thing and mention it to the owner?  It didn’t take too long to agree to leave it be.  It’s apart of the furniture and gives the place character.

The keys were now handed back over, as the owner asked, ‘did you enjoy the room?’  We both nodded and shifted towards to the door trying not to look in his eyes and laugh.  We walked past the room’s window and hear the door creaking once more, making us cringe, and thinking how we couldn’t subject our ears to it, ever again.

I feel this is just the base of a more underling issue; reporting an incident; helping people and not keeping yourself to, well, yourself.  If you see a problem, act on it.  Whether it’s a creaking door, a pothole, gang activity or even a naked man dancing in east London (see below, what a prick).  Get involved and make this world a better place.

I’m going to email the hotel and let them know about the door.  Just to make me feel better and act on one of my resolutions for 2010, practice what I preach.

Right, I better get ready for Jury Service.  2 weeks down, 2 more to go, yawn fuckity yawn, grumpiness 6/10.

2 comments on “The World’s creakiest door (Grumpy Monday)

  1. Johnny
    January 25, 2010 at 8:32 am #

    You guys have such a big problem.
    Forget about Haiti.

  2. Bitchbag
    January 25, 2010 at 5:08 pm #

    Don’t get me started on Haiti. I’ve donated what I can.

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