Monday, June 06, 2005

We can only imagine
what he threw at the bellhop


Wait a minute, those cops are corrupt!
Didn't you see "L.A. Confidential"?


All I have to say is, what is the world coming to when a millionaire Oscar-winning movie star can't throw a phone at a concierge without being arrested? I mean, isn't that what you become a millionaire Oscar-winning movie star for in the first place -- to throw telephones at concierges?

In fact, I'd argue that the concierge in this case should be drummed out of the International Society of Concierges for making such a fuss. After all, any concierge will tell you that's among the first things they teach you in concierge school: Be courteous, always have directions to local landmarks on hand, and smile graciously through whatever teeth you have left after millionaire Oscar-winning movie stars throw telephones at you. To do any less and still call yourself a concierge would be, well, non-concierge-like.

OK, OK, I admit it. I just like saying "concierge."

9 comments:

TwistedNoggin said...

Some reply in-kind should be legally accepable in my opinion. You should have a right to stuff the phone in his mouth and say "Here, sweetie. Baby need a pacifier?" (shove)

Jeff said...

Okay Dude... I must protest. The only "At Large" in Boston is Jon Keller.

Everyone knows that...

sandy said...

My bet is that this particular concierge did not have the Golden Key proving his worth as a concierge to be able to take getting a phone thrown at him. Perils of the concierge's line of work I would say.

OK, OK, I, too, like using the word concierge....

the Witch said...

Yes, over concierging is fun for all, but can we get back to pants'ing movies?

Kelly Love said...

So, let's say I threw a phone or phone-like object at a concierge (hypothetically), because I am not an Oscar winning actress, I could just go on my merry way?

Interesting, interesting. I feel like I may be less likely to bother with pleasantries and become slightly more demanding of service folk in the future.

Nicole said...

*Off Topic*

He bears a striking resemblance to Ray Romano in that picture...

AnnaAniston said...

Poor Russ, he's out there doing it tough and making a mark for Aussies, and get's arrested just for engaging in our national sport: biffing people for no adequately explined reason.

Greg Finnegan said...

"Concierge" is fun. I also like Madelyn Cates' pronunciation in the movie The Producers: "I'm thu consi-urge".

-Greg

Reality said...

There are 2 sides to this situation...
1. Hell, if its your job and you willingly go into that occupation, you as a 'CONCEIRGE' should learn to handle neurotic celebrities, and even be prepared to go and return the object the celebrity misplaced.
2. On the other hand, jut because they are suppose to assist you and do certain BIDDINGS for you, does not denote, as a celebrity, YOU can treat a 'conceirge' in such a manner just so that you can feel, a little bit more higher above the ground that you already walk on. Because, actually where you stand or the level you walk on, is your view and is necessarily not what others actually perceive it to be. So in which case, the conceirge had every right to report the matter as he wished. Since, it is apparent that he 'the conceirge' did not hold the celebrity to be of a status where he was able to treat him in such a manner.