Make it easy or make it hard..

Make it easy or make it hard..

By Rajesh Setty on Fri 29 Apr 2005, 9:15 AM – Leave Comment

My friend from India was staying at Homestead Hotels. Last night, I wanted to reach him by phone. I thought it should be easy. I was wrong!

I knew his room number and it was easy to get the hotel number from the website.

However, when I called the main number, I got a message stating that

there was no one in the front lobby.  There were instructions to

reach a hotel guest something like “please dial the guest’s 4 digit

extension.” That was a curve ball there. The room number had only three

digits. I thought I will use my intelligence and tried prefixing the

room number with “9″, “8″, “7″ etc. I thought something has to work.

Long story short – I was able to call someone else and got the

extension for the room number.

Interestingly, each room has a different four digit extension that is

unrelated to the room number. For example, if the room number is 234,

the extension is 1442.

Unless you are a magician, or a psychic you may not be able to guess the connection ;(


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