corcoran at corky.cc
Sun Sep 10 13:09:05 CDT 2006
Enjoyed the food at Callahan's, and the waitress was great. The
owner came out to talk to us as we were leaving, and I found him to
be sincere and interesting.
Except for those bright spots, the experience was grim Dealt with
the fellow behind the desk, and a woman who appeared to be the
manager. I do NOT believe she was the wife of the owner. The desk
guy was determined to make things as difficult as possible on an
ongoing basis even though we were 3 older guys, cash basis, one of us
hurt and needing to lay down. Neither of the two people working the
desk were honest about the accommodations, time room would be
available, or charges. Seemed to be a system problem, not
isolated. They were not shocked when discrepancies were pointed out,
merely smiled and repeated themselves. Told him we needed one of the
rooms with 2 beds. Finally got there, was one bed. Told him. Smile
- "None of the rooms down there have 2 beds". We asked for one of
the rooms to have two beds. Same smile - "None of the rooms down
there have 2 beds." How would we know that? Smile, no trace of
sorrow - "I'm sorry, none of the rooms down there have 2 beds.".
There was no problem we couldn't have lived with. What irritated us
the most were their smirks as these and other problems unfolded,
including when the charges coming to substantially more than we were told.
To make a long story a bit shorter, none of the three of us would go
back to Callahan's unless very, very desperate. Would plan a trip to
blow by there and find an ant colony next to a friendly slough for
the night instead.
And, I truly found the owner to be charming. Didn't go into our tale
of woe with him, as we were loaded into the back of a pickup for a
welcome ride to the trailhead when he came out to say goodbye.
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