Travel brings out the complainer in everyone (see Trip Advisor, any listing). It is understandable: travelers put tremendous pressure on themselves to have a great experience for their cost of time and money. This pressure can be a trip’s undoing when challenges arise. Flights and hotels are the major culprits for discord.
The Rapid Traveler took a last-minute trip to Savannah over the weekend and wrote about booking a hotel in an earlier post. Seeing Savannah was the primary purpose of the trip, the hotel secondary. The Rapid Traveler was indifferent about the location as long as a clean bed and steady internet connection were on offer. The hotel was exactly what a Courtyard is supposed to be, no more, no less, but the staff were chippy and too bitter over working a holiday to solve customer problems. A few things went wrong and soon The Rapid Traveler was in a stink. The pleasure of seeing Savannah could easily have been overshadowed by a few petty things.
At moments like this The Rapid Traveler forces himself to stop and remind himself that when the hotel is secondary, it should stay secondary. Don’t waste time trying to resolve a hotel problem unless it is really worthwhile to success of the trip. After a good self-scolding he was back out in the sun , strolling idyllic Isle of Hope, rather than sparring with hotel staff.