I do public relations for a hotel chain. This morning, I got a call from one of the properties with a bit of a strange request. A D-level TV personally came to the front desk and demanded that he and his family be hosted. He wanted a free room for three nights over 4th of July Weekend! The person at the front desk sharply called me to ask what to do. This guy was going on and on about how famous he is and how he's writing a travel writer and so on and so forth.
I told the person at the front desk not to give him anything and to have him contact me. So then, a minute later I got a call from the guy's PR person. He's obviously pretty frustrated with his client. The guy was supposed to go somewhere completely different- but then saw my client's property and changed his mind. This poor PR person had this whole trip planned out and this guy just threw a wrench into it! He IS doing a big family travel piece for a big publication- so it's a good opportunity. But I told the PR person that regardless of that- he can't just walk up to the front desk during the busiest weekend of the year and expect a free room, but we'd be happy to give him a discount.
So now I'm trying to throw together an itinerary for this guy and his family last minute.
And that is all.