Mean bellmen from New York City. Really mean. They'll act rude, demand tips and throw your bags around. WRONG!!! NOT EVER LIKE THAT!!!
We just made our annual spring trip to New York City to get our museum fix. We always pay a disgustingly high rate to be able to stay at the Hilton Garden Inn on 8th Avenue. Jules ("Chocolate") and Charles ("SteelDrum") are two of the reasons why. They always smile and laugh with us, give us great advice, help us figure out stuff and even act like honorary friendly Texans. We don't need them to do anything with our bags and sometimes on a trip, if the airfare was high, our budget is tight so we might not tip any of the staff. And guess what? They STILL are nice to us. They personally totally ruin the reputation of New York City people being rude.
Here's another reason to stay at that hotel: Donna Bell's Bakery across the street. Starbucks on both corners (gotta love the City) and breakfast in bed is served to my Blog Wrangler.
This program in New York City definitely contrasts with the Metro in Washington DC where they put the posters that say "If you see something, say something" on the ceiling of the cars. What? Do they think people lie down in those cars? If they did, would they be sober enough to even read the poster on the ceiling? Go figure.
This latest give-away is tucked away at the Whole Foods Mothership in Austin. That's the Whole Foods store/headquarters here in Austin where they originally started.