Just want to stretch my legs

By Kitty Chen Dean
This item appears on page 47 of the December 2018 issue.

This month's winner is KITTY CHEN DEAN of New York, New York:

While my husband, Richard, and I were checking in at our Ibis hotel in Budapest in October 2018, I asked the desk clerk, "Do you have an exercise room?"

The clerk, in perfect English, replied, "No, all our rooms are the same size."

"She means a gym," Richard said.

The clerk replied, "I thought you said an extra-size room."

"Richard is a big guy but not that big," I said.


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