Also once in our restaurant a drunk guest stabbed another one with a butter knife because he ate the first guy’s garlic bread
I work at the front desk of a hotel. One day I was on a very quiet morning shift when one of the housekeepers bursts through the door leading to the rooms, screaming and crying uncontrollably, and screams at me in her limited English: “301 IS DEAD PEOPLE!” I call the emergency services, the operator is asking me questions like “is there a lot of blood” and “how many victims are there” and I’m trying to get as many details as possible out of this inconsolable Polish woman who had gone in the room (which is not an easy task). She says she opened the door of the room and saw a body on the bed with the electrical cord from the portable fan tied around its neck. Aside from the housekeepers I’m alone in the hotel so of course this is when a bunch of guests turn up wanting to check into their rooms. The emergency services operator says she’s sending police and paramedics immediately, I hang up the phone, and have to go check in the waiting guests as if everything is normal and my hands aren’t shaking from having to report a potential murder or suicide. Just after the guests head off to their rooms the police and paramedics arrive, I give them a key to go up to the room cuz hell NO am I going up there to see it, some of the other housekeepers have turned up now and are all frantically talking in Polish and trying to reassure the one who found the body (who is still hysterical), I’m on the phone trying to get hold of the hotel manager who is not picking up, then after what felt like five years but was probably ten minutes one of the police officers comes down and says to me “There’s no body.” Turns out some real funny guys decided to leave a fake murder scene for us to find when they checked out. The police officer said it was so realistic that he didn’t realise it was fake until he went to untie the electrical cord and take the sheet away from the “head” - and this is a guy who said earlier that same week he’d responded to an actual suicide in a hotel nearby. That housekeeper was completely traumatised even after we told her it wasn’t real. I was so angry somebody would do such a sick thing. Plus wasting the time of the police and the paramedics who have REAL situations to respond to! I gave the police all the details we had on file for the guest - don’t know what (if anything) they could do or charge them with but I like to imagine the possibilities. It was a bit embarrassing when my hotel manager finally called me back and I had to say I’d called the police for a bunch of pillows tied up with an electrical cord. tl;dr: guests left fake murder scene in room when checking out. I called the police because of a pile of pillows under a blanket.
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I always find getting a good angle to take a picture of it really awkward but I have this itty bitty hallows on my ankle