Sorry about there not being a mailing the last two days.  A friend invited
me over to spend the day.  I took my modem as well (never leave home without
it!), but unfortunately the phone line was a tad unreliable.  So, no list!
:).  - Roshan

Dear maid,
  Please do not leave any more of those little bars of soap in my bathroom
since I brought my own bath-sized Dial. Please remove the six unopened little
bars from the shelf under the medicine chest & another three in the shower
soap dish. They are in my way.
      Thank You,
       S. Berman
  Dear Room 238,
I am not your regular maid. She will be back in tomorrow, Thursday, from her
day off. I took the 3 hotel soaps out of your shower soap dish as you
requested. The 6 bars on your shelf I took out of your way & put on top of
your Kleenex dispenser in case you should change your mind. This leaves only
the 3 bars I left today which my instructions from the management is to leave
3 soaps daily. I hope this is satisfactory.
   Kathy, Relief Maid
 Dear Maid---I hope you are my regular maid.

Apparently Kathy did not tell you about my note to her concerning the little
bars of soap. When I got back to my room this evening I found you had added 3
little Camay's to the shelf under my medicine cabinet. I am going to be here
in the hotel for 2 weeks & have brought my own bath-size Dial so I won't need
those 6 little Camay's which are on the shelf. They are in my way when
shaving, brushing teeth, ect. Please remove them.
     S. Berman
 Dear Mr. Berman,
     My day off was last Wed.; so the relief maid left 3 hotel soaps which we
are instructed by the management. I took the 6 bars which were in your way on
the shelf & put them in the soap dish where your Dial was. I put the Dial in
the medicine cabinet for your convenience. I didn't remove the 3 complimentary
soaps which are always placed inside the medicine cabinet for all new
check-ins & which you did not object to when you checked in last Monday.
Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.
 Your regular maid;
 Dear Mr. Berman,
  The assistant manager, Mr. Kensedder, informed me this A.M. that you called
him last evening & said you were unhappy with your maid service. I have
assigned a new girl to your room. I hope you will accept my apologies for any
past inconvenience. If you have any future complaints please contact me so I
can give it my personal attention. Call extension 1108 between 8AM & 5PM.
Thank you,
       Elaine Carmen
 Dear Miss Carmen,
    It is impossible to contact you by phone since I leave the hotel for
business before 7:45 AM & don't get back till 5:30 or 6:00 PM. That's the
reason I called Mr. Kensedder last night. You were already off duty. I only
asked Mr. Kensedder if he could do anything about those little bars of soap.
The new maid you assigned me must have thought I was a new check-in today,
since she left me another 3 bars of hotel soap in my medicine cabinet along
with her regular delivery  of 3 bars on the bathroom shelf. In just 5 days
here I have accumulated 24 litle bars of soap. Why are you doing this to me?
  S. Berman
 Dear Mr. Berman,
   Your maid, Kathy, has been instructed to stop delivering soap to your room
& remove the extra bars. If I can be of further assistance, please call
extension 1108 between 8AM to 5PM. Thank You,
  Elaine Carmen,
 Dear Mr. Kensedder,
   My bath-size Dial is missing. Every bar of soap was taken from my room
including my own bath-size Dial. I came in late last night & had to call the
bellhop to bring me 4 little Cashmere Bouquets.
 S. Berman
 Dear Mr. Berman,
   I have informed our housekeeper, Elaine Carmen, of your soap problem. I
cannot understand why there was no soap in your room since our maids are
instructed to leave 3 bars each time they service a room. The situation will
be rectified immediately. Please except our apologies for the inconvenience.
  Martin L. Kensedder
  Assistance Manager
 Dear Mrs. Carmen,
   Who in the heck left 54 little bars of  Camay in my room? I came in last
night & found 54 little bars of soap. I don't want 54 little bars of Camay. I
want my one  darn bar of bath-size Dial. Do you realize I have 54 bars of soap
in here. All I want is my bath-size Dial. Please give me back my bath-size
     S. Berman
 Dear Mr. Berman,
   You complained of too much soap in your room so I had it removed. Then you
complained to Mr. Kensedder that all your soap was missing so I  personally
returned them. The 24 Camay's which had been taken & the 3 Camay's  you were
supposed to receive daily (sic). I don't know anything about the 4 Cashmere
Bouquets. Obviously your maid, Kathy, did not know I had returned your soaps
so she also brought 24 Camay's plus the 3 daily Camay's. I don't know where
you got the idea this hotel issues bath-size Dial. I was able to locate some
bath-size Ivory which I left in your room.
     Elaine Carmen
 Dear Mrs. Carmen,
    Just a note to bring you up-to-date on my latest soap inventory. As of
today I possess:
 ~   On shelf under medicine cabinet- 18 Camay in 4 stacks of 4 & 1 stack of
 ~ On Kleenex dispenser- 11 Camay in 2 stacks of 4 & 1 stack of 3.
 ~ On bedroom dresser- 1 stack of 3 Cashmere Bouquet, 1 stack of 4 hotel-size
Ivory , & 8 Camay in 2 stacks of 4.
 ~Inside medicine cabinet-14 Camay in 3 stacks of 4 & 1 stack of 2.
 ~In shower soap dish-6 Camay, very moist.
 ~On northeast corner of tub-1 Cashmere Bouquet, slightly used.
 ~On northwest corner of tub-6 Camay in 2 stacks of 3.

 Please ask Kathy when she services my room to make sure the stacks are neatly
piled & dusted. Also, please advise her that stacks of more than 4 have a
tendency to tip. May I suggest that my bedroom sill is not in use & will make
an excellent spot for future soap deliveries. One more item, I have purchased
another bar of bath-size Dial which I am keeping in the hotel vault in order
to avoid further misunderstandings.
  S. Berman

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