Monday, November 06, 2006

How's this for open hospitality?

I visited a modern mall in Bandung, Indonesia recently that had signs at its entrances welcoming dogs and other pets. This must be an incentive to shoppers to stay longer in the shops and spend more!

This reminded me of the following story about putting out the welcome mat for canines:

A man wrote a letter to a small hotel in a Midwest American town that he planned to visit on his vacation.

He wrote: "I would very much like to bring my dog with me. He is well-groomed and very well behaved. Would you be willing to permit me to keep him in my room with me at night?"

An immediate reply came from the hotel owner, who wrote:

"I've been operating this hotel for many years. In all that time, I've never had a dog steal towels, bedclothes, silverware or pictures off the walls. I've never had to evict a dog in the middle of the night for being drunk and disorderly. And I've never had a dog run out on a hotel bill. Yes, indeed, your dog is welcome at my hotel. And, if your dog will vouch for you, you're welcome to stay here, too."

Source: The Joke Doctor. TheJokeDo

Image: Great dane enjoying hotel hospitality.