posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 01:28 AM
As some of you know I work in Detroit, at a rather shady no tell motel. Tonight I had to call the police AGAIN to remove a party room.
Whats the problem with party rooms you ask?
I don't want to work in a no tel motel anymore. We are close enough to downtown that this place could actually be a decent place for travelers to
stay. Well that is of course if it weren't for the locals.
When someone checks in we ask for an ID, we then ask routine questions. One of the most important questions we ask is "How many people are going to
be in the room?" It's a simple question but it determines a lot. It determines the price of the room and whether or not we even want you there.
I had three young ladies show up, local girls, (not working girls) the person providing her ID answered my question with 3. She stated that there were
to be three people in the room.
Now we don't mind visitors until 10 pm. and when she started throwing a party in our pool area I went over and asked if this was going to be a
problem. She said no they aren't going to stay, which I knew was a lie. I said that there would be a charge of $5.00 per person for the pool. She
agreed so I went back to the front desk to await payment.
Of course payment wasn't forthcoming. So I had to once again go over to the pool and up the response. I said I am sorry but the pool is for
registered guests only and if you are not going to pay then you will have to leave. A rather inebriated yet sensible fellow said it wouldn't be a
problem and he would pay for the requisite pool passes for the party goers.
Fair is fair after all, so I instructed him that I could not take payment in the pool and he must follow me to the front desk for the transaction.
(believe me this saves a lot of headaches) He complied and the party goers were paid for and their pool passes were issued.
Now I told them that this was for the pool only and that the pool was to close at ten. This they complied with also, the current set of guests left
with little incident. (a few racial remarks here and there about the color of my skin, no big deal) But then a second group of party goers arrived
shortly after 10 pm. I called the room and warned them that we do not allow excess guests after 10. The woman who rented the room agreed, and said
that they would be leaving shortly.
Ten minutes latter even more guests arrived for the room and I had had enough, I went to the room and tried in vain to explain that the guest that
purchased the room said that only three people were to be in the room that evening and that everyone else had to leave.
This sparked more racial slurs and a torrent of arguments about how I couldn't do this, and that she paid all this money blah blah blah. I said if
you don't leave I will have to call the police, at this point the room erupted in laughter. (that's how much respect the Detroit police department
I tried to dial 911 and a woman knocked my cell phone out of my hand, I informed her that she just committed assault, and after picking up my phone
called the police.
One officer arrived about twenty minutes later, I informed him that I was revoking her lease on the room for the evening due to breaking house rules,
he followed me up to the room and it was only then that they finally left. After of course more racial slurs and threats.
My question is, does it really have to get to this point? I mean I am after all the innkeeper, do people really think that they can pack 20 or more
people into one room and expect not to be kicked out?
I mean get five rooms for Christ sake, some people think ahead and do that, they know they are going to throw down and they get a bunch of rooms, that
way there isn't much we can do. but when you tell an innkeeper that there will be 3 people in the room then proceed to throw a party, don't get mad
that you get thrown out. And please don't make me call the police, I know I am just some white guy, but that doesn't mean I should be disrespected
based on my race. I assure you my motives aren't racial if they were we would have no business whatsoever. Don't make me call the cops, act like
civilized people, accept that you are in the wrong, I hold the keys, and if your breaking the rules and get kicked out there isn't anything you can
do but leave.
Apparently racial equality in Detroit is a one way street.