Tuesday, November 27, 2007

pseudonymous housekeeper


Elizabeth saw this at a hotel. I feel a little bit bad making fun of housekeepers since parts of the blogosphere that I read have been buzzing about activism because they are often treated unjustly (salon article). But still. Housekeeping with a pseudonym?

9 comments:

Ni said...

I wonder what number you're really supposed to dial for assistance.

TheJay said...

What annoys me more is they are calling all of their customers by the name "Marriott Century Center" and thanking them for staying at the Atlanta. What's up with that?

oz said...

Uh oh, if Andrea sees this post online, she's going to do something nasty to your toothbrush while you're away.

Andi said...

Maybe "Andrea" already did something nasty to your toothbrush, and that's why the quotes are for!

Jeff said...

Well, if that's the case, I think maybe Beverly or Miranda (or whoever else) did something to your toothbrush and that's what the quotes are for!

@ thejay:
I went back and read the photo again. Thanks for the best laugh I've had all day!

Kristy said...

That's like Walgreens putting "Sophie" on my daughter's medicine bottle instructions:

Give one teaspoon to "Sophie" twice a day.

Like that's allegedly her name.

Ade said...

"Andrea", or BRUCE as he's better known.

bohgirl said...

And by "Andrea" we mean "Bob".

Anonymous said...

I think everyone in the service industry -- or maybe everyone everywhere -- should take a pseudonym for work. It's a way of protecting self-image in interactions with unhappy customers.

I used to use the names of literary characters, back when I conducted surveys by phone. Either they didn't get it, and that was fine, or they did, and they liked me for sharing an interest with them.

"You" "go", "Andrea".