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The Ritz-Carlton Is Class

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Well Happy New Year, and all that jazz. It’s been quite a while since I last posted, but I’ve been busy as all heck. I had the distinct pleasure of staying at a Ritz-Carlton the first week of 2006 and I was quite impressed. Unfortunately, I left my camera behind at home, so I don’t have any pictures of the swank, but I can relate a story about the “Ritz Magic”, which according to Google, is a term they’ve coined.

I was standing in life for “Yet Another Buffet Luncheon”, when I turned to the person next to me and said something to the effect of geez, where are the buffalo wings? I quickly forgot my comment, and continued down the line of deli meats and shot-glass-tiramisu. No sooner had I sat down and started digging into my meal, when I caught a glimpse of a Ritz waiter out of the corner of my eye. I looked up and as he came walking towards me. Your buffalo wings, Sir he said as he set down a plate of steaming wings, celery and bleu cheese. Speechless, my face turned into one of utter disbelief. He merely smiled, and walked away. My tablemates and I then proceeded to enjoy some buffalo wings, courtesy of the Ritz Magic.

Talk about class. That right there showed me just how attentive the Ritz staff can be. How very impressive.

In any case, I’ll be on the road most of this month so you won’t hear much from me. So much to do, and only so many hours in the day.