to be suffering : رنج بردن
staff : کارمندان valiantly : نیرومندانه to deal with: کنار آمدن با extraordinary : غیرعادی survey : بررسی to reveal : آشکار کردن demand : درخواست Predictably : قابل پیش بینی است که
reception : قسمت پذیرش
to send up : بالا فرستادن maintenance : تعمیرات
to cut the legs off : بریدن پایه های تخت
thick : ضخیم cardboard : مقوا in order to : به منظور
spa : چشمه آبگرم irritating : آزار دهنده threaten : تهدید کردن outright : آشکارا specify : مشخص کردن goat : بز
eccentric : عجیب
a trick : حقه
to celebrate : جشن گرفتن
fake sharks : کوسه های جعلی
snorkelling : غواصی
You probably think that when there are problems in a hotel, it’s the guests who are suffering. However, in many cases it’s the guests who are causing the problems, and it’s the hotel staff who are suffering as they valiantly try to deal with their clients’ extraordinary requests. Recent surveys among hotel staff have revealed just how extraordinary some hotel guests’ demands can be.
Predictably, many of the strangest requests involve changes to the room itself. For example, an American guest of the Hotel Puente Romano in Spain thought that the bed in his room was “too high”, so he asked reception to send up someone from maintenance to cut the legs off. One visitor to The Ramsay Inn in Australia didn’t want any sunlight in his room, so staff had to cover up all the windows with thick black cardboard in order to stop the light shining through.
Guests also seem to think that hotel staff can control nature. An unhappy guest at a Spanish spa hotel asked the hotel to stop the noise of the sea because he found it irritating. Back in Australia another guest refused to pay the extra charge for her ocean view room at the Novotel Manly Pacific because it had rained all week. Indeed, the surveys showed that surprising numbers of hotel guests had threatened to not pay the bill unless hotel staff managed to “stop the rain”.
Other requests are refused outright. A man in the Ukraine wanted his bath filled with bottled milk (it had to be bottled). Meanwhile, a Las Vegas guest specified goat’s milk. A particularly eccentric man staying at The Parrot Cay in the Turks and Caicos wanted the hotel to play a trick on his wife to celebrate her 40th birthday. He requested the hotel to arrange for “fake sharks” to appear in the sea while he and his wife were snorkelling. The hotel couldn’t help him.
However, the award for the most bizarre request must go to the man who asked Canberra hotel staff to find him an Aboriginal witch doctor who could help him grow back an arm he had lost in a motorbike accident.
به اطلاع همكاران گرامي ميرساند نگاشت اوليه سه درس كتاب زبان پايه هشتم جهت آشنايي بيشتر همكاران با ساختار كتاب ، در دسترس عموم قرار ميگيرد. لازم بذكر است اين درسها نسخه نهايي نميباشند و بدليل احتمال تغييرات كلي، بهيچ وجه قابل استناد نيستند. همكاران عزيز ميتوانند پيشنهادات خود را به ايميل مستقيم مدير گروه زبانهاي خارجي دفتر تاليف كتب درسي، آقاي دكتر سيد بهنام علوي مقدم (firstname.lastname@example.org) ارسال نماييد.
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