Oops! Remembering The Time I Had to Buy a New TV For The New Hampshire Water Park
Sometimes I feel like if I didn't have bad luck, I'd have no luck at all. I will start by saying that we had an absolute blast this weekend staying at the Red Jacket Resort and Kahuna Laguna Indoor Waterpark this weekend with our friends and family. However, I did spend just a little bit more money than I needed to.
When we travel, we typically have all three of our kids in tow. Dawson is the youngest at only 9 months, Gavin is the middle child having just turned 3, and Evan is our oldest and is 11 (almost 12!). When you cram a family of five into a standard hotel room, anything can (and will) happen.
When we woke up on Saturday morning, I went to turn on some cartoons for the littles while we got ready to head to breakfast. For some reason, I couldn't locate the remote for the TV. I swear I had the thing in my hand less than 10 hours ago. Where could it have gone?
After searching for a very long time (about 2 minutes), I decided that it must have fallen down behind the entertainment center. But how was I going to look down behind it with it almost against the wall and a big TV in the way? I know! I'll just lay the TV down on the entertainment center to give me enough room to peak in behind and check real quick.
Well, when I laid the TV down, the corner of the wooden entertainment center punctured the screen and proceeded to shatter it like a spider web. Isn't this just great? And, to top it all off, the remote was still nowhere to be found. I immediately knew what I needed to do. I tossed on my flip-flops and marched down to the front desk to let them know what I had done. The nice lady at the front told me she needed to let the GM know and they would reach back out to me.
While at breakfast I received a call from the hotel's GM thanking me for coming down and being completely honest with them. Because I was honest, they decided to only charge me $150 for the broken TV instead of the standard damage rate which was much much higher than that.
This is a perfect example of how honesty is always the best policy. And, for the record, we had an absolute blast staying with them for the weekend and enjoying the waterpark!
Here's my favorite picture of our family from this weekend!
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