I have mentioned in the previous post that my friends, Andrew and Teo, will be joining the Sprint Triathlon in Miri this October. Their participation is intended to be something of a fact-finding mission for our circle of friends who're keen to know what the triathlon is like. We reckoned that whatever little experience Andrew and Teo can gain from the sprint would be useful for our preparation.
Although there is no question that Andrew and Teo can both afford to travel in luxury, they decided to share a hotel room for this particular outing. So Andrew made the necessary reservations with a clerk in a hotel in Miri, explaining that he required a room to share with a friend. After making some preliminary enquiries, Andrew received an email from the hotel, confirming his room reservation:
Dear Mr Andrew Voon
This is your confirmation booking as per below
Room confirmation no: XXXXXXXXX
1) Guest name: Mr Andrew Voon
Check in: 30th October 2010
Check out: 31 October 2010
Room type: 1 Deluxe Sea view rooms, 1 Twin Sharing Bed
Room rate: RM150 nett per room per night (Include 2 breakfast)
Payment: Personal Account
Reading the above email, Andrew became fairly alarmed. He decided to write back to Afida:
Afida—we need 1 TWIN SHARING ROOM ie 1 room with 2 single beds—not 1 TWIN SHARING BED!!
And then shortly after that, Andrew received a reply from Afida:
Dear Mr Andrew
Actually twin sharing bed or twin sharing room is the same type of room. Inside the room have 2 separate bed which is queen sized bed of each.
So now Andrew is happier with this latest reply from Afida. But perhaps because he remembered that I have a torturous mind—with that curious affinity to analyse everything even when those analysis are not required—decided to share the emails with me.
I told Andrew not to be too happy with this latest reply. For we don't know if Afida is really sure of what she's talking about. 2 queen sized bed(s) in one room? The only thing that we can be sure of is that Afida could use a bit of improvement in her English.
I told Andrew to make sure that they're not getting only one queen sized bed. We have had enough of Anwar and Saiful in the Sodomy 2 Trial. We don't need a Sodomy Part 3: The Andrew and Teo Saga. Enough of these pathetic sequels please!