A Sardarji and his wife are traveling by car from KeyWest to
Boston.After almost twenty-four hours on the road,they're too tired to
continue, and they decide to stopfor a rest. They stop at a nice hotel
and take a room, but they only plan to sleep for four hours and then get
back on the road.
When they check out four hours later, the desk clerk hands them a bill
for 0. The Sardarji explodes and demands to know why the charge is so
high. He tells the clerk although it's a nice hotel, the rooms certainly
aren't worth 0. When the clerk tells him 0 is the standard rate,
the man insists on speaking to the Manager. The Manager appears, listens
to the Sardarji, and then explains that the hotel has an Olympic-sized
pool and a huge conference center that were available for the husband
and wife to use.
But we didn't use them", the Sardarji complains. Well, they are here,
and you could have," explains the Manager. He goes on to explain they
could have taken in one of the shows for which the hotel is famous. "The
best entertainers from New York, Hollywood and Las Vegas perform here,"
the Manager says. But we didn't go to any of those shows," sardarji
complains again. "Well, we have them, and you could have", the Manager
replies. No matter what facility the Manager mentions, the sardarji
replies "But we didn't use it". The Manager is unmoved, and eventually
the Sardarji finally gives up and agrees to pay. He writes a check and
gives it to the Manager.
The Manager is surprised when the looks at the check.
"But sir," he says, "this check is only made out for 0." "That's
right," says the sardarji, "I charged you 0 for sleeping with my
wife." "But I didn't!" exclaims the Manager. "Well," the Sardarji
replies, "she was here, and you could have."