While enjoying the expansive (or should I say "commanding") view from the breakfast room at a New York Residence Inn (a hotel I enjoy and have stayed at a number of times), it dawns on me that I started the morning thinking like a grumpy old man.... Before 8:00, I was asking myself what they're teaching the next generation of hotel managers at Cornell these days? Here were my top four early morning gripes - all of which seem easily avoidable....
What say you? Have I become a grumpy old man, or are these - and too many other - easily corrected little things that kind of things that make you crazy?
Your question may not have mutually exclusive answers .
All your points are valid, and as you yourself stated, two were possibly avoidable, but required effort on your part that shouldn't have been necessary, but which more and more have become the norm.
The third issue is an irritant because you care - so, you make the call.
I have discovered that as I age and would run the risk of being grumpier, I still notice similar issues, but they have been downgraded from irritation to frustration (meaning, they don't pass without notice, but are written off with a "whaddaya goin' to do" attitude, rather than the healthier, more zenlike, "aah, such a trivial detail in the larger scale of life") .
Missed you at the Get Together (once again thinking it was you, calling Jay our tour guide - SSINDC, when he first showed up - and for a Chief of Security, probably not the best title to erroneously call him ).