Rollaway Request (Terrible Pun)

Manning the desk in a hotel lobby can be a very stressful job, and on this particular holiday weekend, Mr. Ehrlinger was more frazzled than usual, owing to a broken vending machine, a wheezing air conditioner, and an absent repairman.

When the occupant of 111a phoned with a simple request, Ehrlinger growled out a greeting, to the discomfit of the caller.

“Bear with me,” Resident 111 began nervously. “I will need a rollaway.”

Ehrlinger, realizing his lapse in manners, decided to deliver the rollaway, along with a personal apology. He was, however, beyond startled when a California grizzly appeared in the doorway next to a man.

Certain he had the wrong room, indeed the wrong hotel, Ehrlinger stammered, “Did you call for a rollaway?”

“Of course, I did,” the resident replied, nodding toward the grizzly. “Like I said, ‘bear with me.’”

Published by Stephanie Agnes-Crockett

Hi, there! My name is Stephanie and I’m a Fresno, CA native. After studying at Biola University, I received my MLIS (Masters in Library Science) from San Jose State University. I live with my mom, poet Kimberly Vargas Agnese, and serve as her unofficial agent. We reside at MeadowArc, a food forest in its infancy. I am called to, and passionate about, purity. In fact, the name Agnes means “pure.” Before I was born, my mom felt led to include the name Agnes in her name, and in the names of her children. My full, hyphenated name includes 26 letters (but not the whole alphabet).

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