Big Card, Small Brain
In today's Jakarta Post there's a fullpage ad which I've just realised is a regular weekly waste of space. Today was the first time I'd bothered with it, but then I always need something to read for my morning ritual. It's supposedly a 'Hotels Supplement' but is actually an advertorial for MasterCard ~ and a lavatorial for me.With MC you gain exclusive access to a world of opportunities and wonder. Now you can start packing for that non-stop shopping spree in Hong Kong.
But there's more. Empy Effendy has written a column which simply beggars belief with its utter vacuity.Sometimes when travelling, a friend might ask, "Why should we stay at a luxury hotel and spend hundreds of dollars when we can still get a good night's sleep at a budget hotel?"
Luxury hotels definitely offer many advantages compared to budget hotels. For instance, one difference that everyone can see is the type of guests.
At a budget hotel, guests are likely to wander around in the corridor outside your room at 2 a.m. and talk in booming voices after uncontrolled intake of beer.
That of course is unlikely to happen when you stay at a five-star luxury hotel because the guests consist of more educated people. And they get drunk on wine instead of beer.
Yep, that's Jakartass, a complete moron who prefers beer to wine.
Want more?When you visit Singapore or Hong Kong, you can explore the town much easier if you stay in a luxury hotel. Most luxury hotels are located in the heart of the city.
Whereas when you stay in a budget hotel, well, you might not know where the hotel is located because you are too afraid to go outside.
Well if staying at a luxury hotel means having to put up with idiots like this columnist, who I think should be called Empty Offendy, then guess where I'm going to stay the next time I go exploring in Singapore.
Labels: social psychology