Return on Investment

B74D0A3D-933E-4CB4-9650-207B08D161CDAs David and Diane were checking into the fancy hotel, the bellhop approached them. “Sir,” he said to David, “I’ll take your baggage up to room 1614 for you.”

Diane looked up at David. “How did you afford such a ritzy hotel?” she asked. “It must cost a small fortune.”

“My greatest strength is finding great deals,” David said.

Diana snuggled up to David and said, “Well, I wouldn’t say that’s your greatest strength, babe. I hope you’ll demonstrate that for me later tonight.” She gave him a big hug and kiss and asked, “But seriously, how did you manage to get us into this place?”

“Okay, I guess I can tell you my secret,” David said. “I invested in one of those two-hour lunch things a few weeks ago. You have to sit through a lengthy sales pitch to buy into a time sharing vacation resort property.”

“Seriously?” a surprised Diana said. “Did you fall for that crap and buy into a time share?”

“Of course not,” David said. “But that two-hour investment of my time got me a free lunch and this bundle that includes two nights at this fancy hotel plus two breakfasts and two dinners at the hotel’s restaurant.”

“Sounds like you got a good return on your two-hour investment,” Diana said.

“Indeed,” David said. “Now take my arm and let’s head up to room 1614, where our baggage awaits us.”


Written for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (baggage), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (ritzy), Word of the Day Challenge (strength), and Your Daily Word Prompt (bundle).

9 thoughts on “Return on Investment

  1. Sadje February 8, 2019 / 9:49 pm

    With prompts like ritzy, baggage and bundle the only thing that came to my mind was a vacation. Well written!

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  2. Marleen February 8, 2019 / 11:57 pm

    Oo-oo-ooo. All that, and it’s not his greatest strength.

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      • newepicauthor February 9, 2019 / 8:54 am

        Yes several and one gave me a free hotel room and another I got these lovely beach towels.

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  3. Marleen February 9, 2019 / 9:34 am

    I warned my oldest son and his new wife that they try to sell you such things when you go to Hawaii [their honeymoon]. They came across a different version and it wasn’t called a timeshare). I didn’t use the word timeshare, because I know they can use different words. But the dad summarized what I was saying as timeshare. So… guess what happened.

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      • Marleen February 9, 2019 / 10:38 am

        When I was there for my honeymoon, we sat through an hour and a half or so, and we did get a cruise — for while we were there on that trip already. We didn’t buy into a timeshare. Maybe it was worth it to put in some time to get a cruise? I’m not sure. There you are in Hawaii, and you choose to sit inside a conference room for a payoff? But at least we got something real. Now they know to make it something more out of reach. My son got a free stay at the same hotel where they were… on your first anniversary. So, you have to get there again, and at a specific time.

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