Monday, August 01, 2011
Bev & Jean-Luc On Vacation (Part One)
Guest Poster: Beverly Crusher
"Well I hope things turn out better for us this year" I remark to Jean-Luc as we disembark off the Risa shuttle, "Last time the Borg Queen interrupted and tried to put that curvy body of hers between us."
"It won't happen this year, Bev." Jean-Luc, "If I see any Borg, we'll speed off in the opposite direction."
"The best way is to put the 'Do Not Disturb' sign outside our hotel door." I cheekily say.
"Oh, I think that can be arranged!" he slyly says. I think we're in for a good vacation!
We arrive at the Hotel Paradiso. It overlooks the Suraya Bay on this pleasure planet.
We decided to go there after Britney and T'Pol told us of it...before they were thrown off the planet, of course.
Suitably impressed with all we have seen so far, we check in.
The receptionists are all as oily as to creat a major slick on the ocean. How come hotels train them this way; the sort that instantly annoy you?
"GOOD afternoon!!" oozes the one with the out-of date tie, " I'm Jeff. Welcome to the Hotel Paradiso. How may we help you?"
"I'm Beverly Crusher, and this is Jean-Luc Picard." I tell him, "We have booked for the Penthouse suite at your hotel."
Jeff reddens slightly. "This week?" He looks around frantically at the computer and checks his records.
"Is there a problem?" Jean-Luc asks him. We can see there is.
Jeff dashes off and the woman comes out; clearly his supervisor and a stroppy sort.
"I'm afraid we have some difficulty." the woman, who I see has a namebadge with 'Marianne' on it, "It seems like the agency double-booked the Penthouse suite. The other couple are already here."
"Who are they? I ask angrily. "Those two." Marianne points to a couple sitting in the foyer.
"Captain Picard? Bev?" asks Jadzia Dax, "What are YOU doing here?" she asks while she and Worf share and Worf share a Klingon drink, "T'Pol and Britney told us about here and we..."
"So did we!" I retort, then turn to Marianne, "Do you have vany other rooms?"
"I'm sorry." she says, while registering a ten out of ten on the smugometer, "All our rooms are taken. You'll find most rooms in all hotels are taken here on Risa, as it's a peak vacation time. You might mind something in the .....lesser quality places." She says this with a sneer.
"Come on!" I tell Jean-Luc, "We'll find somewhere!"
To be continued......