Behind the Scenes of a Hotel – Chapter 6 – The Biker

Graceful By Graceful, 29th Jan 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Another story from a hotel. Everyone you meet has a story to tell, so don't judge too quickly!

Too much to drink or not?

My colleague was talking to a male guest while I was working in the kitchen. There was no door between the kitchen and the restaurant and reception area so I could hear everything they said. The man had just finished his dinner and a glass of beer that I had served him, and now he wanted another beer. I could hear my colleague telling him that he couldn’t have another one because he had already had too much.

He was neither rude nor noisy so I found this a little strange. However, I had noticed that he was slightly unsteady when he walked. He also seemed to have a speech error, but other than that he behaved quite normally.

His Story

The man approached me when my colleague left. He didn’t ask for a beer as he probably knew that I couldn’t overrule my work mate’s decision, but he did mention the incident. I told him I was sorry about the whole thing. “No problem!” he said. “This sort of thing happens to me all the time! You see, I was in a severe accident a few years back. I was crossing a railway track with my motorcycle when I was hit by a train!”

I was shruddering as he continued, and at the back of my mind I could remember having read about the accident in one of the largest newspapers in Norway. “Miraculously I survived.” he continued. “The doctors told me that I would not be able to walk again, but when I became a grandfather a short time after the accident I made a decision. I made it my goal in life to carry the baby girl, my granddaughter, to her baptism ceremony in church, and that’s exactly what I did!” I walk a little funny and I speak as if I've been drinking, but at least I never gave up!" he said with a smile.

I gave the man his beer!

Introduction to this series:
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5


Accidents, Beer, Communication, Hotel, Life, Motorbike, Motorcycles, Motorcycling, People, Speech Development, Speech Error, Train, Work

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I am a photographer hoping my art will give the viewer a moment of escape. I will write about art and also add some photo challenges as well as everyday stories and travels.

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