I just checked in at the hotel and asked to make sure that I was in a room towards the middle, when asked why the preference I explained that I wanted scalding hot water and the rooms at the end are not that hot.
“Is there a problem with the end rooms?”
“Oh no they are just fine but I want really hot water”
“Did you get a cold bath/shower last week (I was in an end room)?”
“No it was fine but I just want hotter water”
“Did you not have a kettle last week?”
“Yes but I wanted very hot running water”
“Hotter than you need for a bath?”
“Yes scalding hot as I want to see if I can get enough heat into my left wrist to adjust whatever is hurting me so much”
“Ok sir, 233 it is”
Weird look? No just a frown because they know me here remember. This was followed by the sort of call that only I get, from my mate down the road saying he needs help understanding something in the cellar of his pub. Now those of you in the know (I’m looking at you now Helen) will know that the result of leaving the tap open on your cellar boy is a good mechanism for the rapid discharge of 88 pints down the drain, my mate knows this as well now. As with most things in life there are good and bad ways to learn the orientation of a cellar boy tap and judging by the nervous look I left Mick with his was the bad way.
It was interesting to show Mick the routine, apparently I can change kegs and roll them around the cellar still although it remains to see what revenge an angered Lefty will seek.