Here’s a life lesson, courtesy of my friends at Starwood Hotels & Resorts: If you haven’t had your first cup of coffee in the morning, do yourself a favor and read every email twice.
In a pre-caffeinated state yesterday, I only skimmed Sandra St. Germain’s missive, which began,
I am writing to see what you suggest to resolve this before I am stranded in Egypt with my grandson and no hotel room.
I have been calling, several times, and even emailing as Le Méridien customer service representative told me to do, attaching a copy of my reservation, in an attempt to resolve the lost reservation issue.
Oh no! Grandmother. Stranded in Cairo. Needs help now.
I immediately went into rescue mode.
“Good advice: Read every email twice before your first cup of coffee”