Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Day 16 - The Good Life
Today. Out on assignment from CRI to report on hot springs. Sent out to a reasonably posh place where most tourists are Japanese and Korean.
An attractive young lady with a bit of English struggles through my interview questions and gives me a thorough tour.
At the end, I'm like, Okay, can i use the hot springs now?
"Oh you want to go IN the springs?"
"Yes, then I can write about how i feel about them."
"But then you need to pay." (Ridiculous! i already phoned twice and they said i could try things out) "Or we can give you a discount."
My supervisor tells me there's no budget for it.
Me and the woman argue a bit, eventually i speak to another manager, she calls another manager, he makes a phone call, and then i'm told, "No problem. We give you complimentary spa and food. No massage." (Well beggars can't be choosers.)
Ahhhhh, so soooothing and relaaaaaxing....