Sunday 29 July 2012

vicarious embarrassment

In September of 2011 I stayed in a hotel in the north of Germany. This hotel is the German branch of an American chain founded in 1946. Each guest is handed a small folder with a few hints in German and in English when they check in. Here's a scan of the English part.

I was astonished to see that they have a jurisdiction of their own from Monday to Saturday.


  1. Awfly sorry, Krauto, ole chap, but Ime totally mystified by your comment.
    And by the the word 'courts' in their stuff.

  2. Blimey, Limey! 'Dishes' and 'courts' are the same words in German, i.e. 'Gerichte'. Does this de-mystify the story?