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Hotel room math?

Four people go on a trip. Two are married and share a bed. The married couple and one of the single people have pets and a pet fee is included in the room charges. The two unmarried people share a bed.

How should the bill be divided?



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Aug. 24th, 2015 08:49 am (UTC)
Per capita, including pet fee prorated by number of pets per owner.

Unless they aren't all sharing one door, in which case I have no idea what I'm being asked*.

(*The latter case reminds me of the riddle about the plane that crashes exactly on the border between two countries: are the survivors buried in the country they're leaving or the one they're going to?**)

(**In the case of some borders the correct answer is "Both".)
Aug. 24th, 2015 10:31 am (UTC)
That's what I thought. Imagine my surprise/dismay when I was told they'd be dividing the bill in thirds after removing the pet fee. I asked why it wouldn't be in fourths and was told by the wife "because we're a couple" as she cloyingly leaned against her husband. I replied, pointing to the other person "We shared a bed. We might as well have been a couple." Then I got pissed off and left. I swear, if they hold me to one third of the bill I'm going to wash my hands of all of them.
Aug. 24th, 2015 04:18 pm (UTC)
Free trial period for Roman Judge services closes when this incarnation ends*.

Babies timeshared on request.

(*And may be the reason it does.)
Aug. 24th, 2015 06:53 pm (UTC)

It's all sorted out, now. I did go off on someone to relieve my own stress over it all, and after a bit I apologized.

My world is made better with laughing, dancing, happy ferrets.
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