Marianne and I drove to the Hilton Orlando this weekend to be the fan club for my brother in law that was chosen to be a finalist in a nationwide submission for unpublished books in many different categories. He has written a book, a biography/memoir of his father who was a Korean war veteran and NYPD officer. Make a long story short, mt brother in law took first place. A great night, to say the least.
Now for the scary part. Marianne and I, left the banquet around 11:30. As we were both tired and at approx. 12:30, that's when i looked at the clock. We both heard someone trying to get into our room. We both immediately went for our EDC's that we both had on the one nightstand in the room and took the best defensive positions that we could. Marianne behind the farthest bed, and i around the corner before you get fully into the room. I let out a yell that we are armed and to leave immediately. It then got real quiet. I waited probably two minutes before going to the door and checking out the hallway. Marianne called the front desk as i checked the hallway.
We were told that they had not checked us in properly the day before and as a result the room was shown as available and gave it to a party looking check in. I'm sure that you might imagine what i had to say to the front desk guy on the phone. The next morning,after a sleepless night,we both went to the front desk, asked for manager, related to him what "could have happened of the person who had our room key actually had entered the room.
In short, our stay was comped, we also have vouchers for a free three night stay at any domestic Hilton.
Tough way to get a freebie.
I've seen personal defense videos concerning how people are victims in hotels.
I gotta tell you, it's a damn scary thing to be woken up out of dead sleep under those circumstances... especially when you sleep with the clothes God gave you. -