"Certainly madam", he replied courteously.
"Is the restaurant open still?" inquired Mary.
"Sorry, no," came the reply, "but room service is available all night. Would you care to select something from the menu?"
Mary smiled and looked at the menu. "Hmm, I would like the cauliflower and cheese, please," said Mary.
"Certainly madam," the receptionist replied.
"And may I have breakfast in bed?" asked Mary politely.
"Of course," the receptionist nodded and smiled.
"In that case, I would love a couple of poached eggs please," Mary mused. After confirming the order, she signed in and went up to her room for the evening.
The night passed uneventfully and next morning Mary came down early to check out. The same fellow was still on the desk.
"Morning madam! Sleep well?"
"Yes, thank you," Mary replied.
"Food to your liking?"
"Well, I have to say the cauliflower and cheese was exceptional;
I don't think I have had better. Shame about the eggs though.
They really weren't that nice at all," replied Mary truthfully.
"Oh well, perhaps you would contribute those thoughts to our Guest
Comments Book. We are always looking to improve our service and would value your opinion," said the receptionist.
"Oh I will, thank you!" replied Mary, who checked out, paused awhile, then scribbled a comment into the book. Waving, she left to continue her journey. Curious, the receptionist picked up the book to see what Mary had written.