Yonkel and Sarah are traveling by
car from Miami to Boston.
After almost twenty-four hours on the road, they're too tired to continue and they decide
to stop for a rest. They stopped at a nice hotel and take a room, but they only planned to
sleep for about four hours and then get back on the road.
When they check out four hours later, the desk clerk hands them a bill for $350. Yonkel
explodes and demands to know why the charge is so high.
He tells the clerk although it's a nice hotel, the rooms certainly aren't worth $350.
When the clerk tells him $350 is the standard rate, the man insists on speaking to
The manager listens to the man and then explains the hotel has an Olympic-sized pool and a
huge conference center that were available for Yonkel and his wife to use. He also
explains they could have taken in one of the shows for which the hotel is famous.
"The best entertainers from New York, Hollywood and Las Vegas perform here,"
explains the manager.
No matter what facility the manager mentions, Yonkel replies, "But we didn't use it.
We just used the room !"
"It was here and you could have!" exclaims the manager
Realizing the manager is not going to concede, Yonkel gives up and pays the manager
for the room.
He writes a check and hands it to him.
The manager is surprised when he looks at the check. "But sir," he says,
"this check is only made out for $100."
"That's right," says Yonkel. "I charged you $250 for sleeping with my
"But I didn't!" exclaims the manager.
"Well," Yonkel says, "she was here, and you could have!."