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Hotels and Hassles

Reginald10 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 1:18 PM
My computer's hard drive blew up, and I had to replace it & start from (almost) scratch. I couldn't find my Vista disk, so I bought a Windows 8 package and a Win8 for Dummies booklet. Read the booklet, looked over the free brochure, . . . Took Windows 8 back. I'm not installing that on my computer! It's too over-done; it turns your laptop into a mock i-pad, with a direct pipeline to the WINDOWS "App store". And if you don't have a touch-screen, there are work-arounds; just like there are keyboard work-arounds if you don't have a mouse. Try using your computer, without a mouse. It's that bad.

Few things can make you appreciate home like staying in a hotel. This includes not only low-budget, bare bones hotels but also sweepingly large and ornate luxury hotels. What many hotels seem to have in common are needless hassles.

Since most people who stay in hotels do so while traveling, and stay only a few days in a given hotel, you might think that those who run hotels would want to make it easy for someone who arrives a little tired (or a lot tired) from traveling to use the various devices they find in their hotel room. But you...