The Taj Palace Hotel in Mumbai is worth travelling to see. As I wrote on
Facebook the first time I came here, if there’s no chance of your marrying
Harry, then this may be your best chance to be treated like royalty.
It’s sumptuous, gorgeous, and incredibly staffed with people who provide
excellent service, sometimes to a fault. (That would look like a call at
9 p.m. when I’d already been asleep for an hour due to jet lag, with
housekeeping asking if there was anything I needed. Yes. Not to be disturbed…)
Earlier in the day as the room was being made up and I popped back for something,
the supervisor of the housekeeper inquired if everything was all right, was I
comfortable, and 5 other similar questions.
The room had actually been too cold the night before. It was over 100 degrees F
today, so the 70 degrees F it was set at actually had me huddling under my downy.
I made the mistake of telling the supervisor this. I had already handled the
problem by locating the thermostat and adjusting it upwards. But for some
reason, perhaps because he asked so obligingly, I blurted out that it was too
cold the previous night.
Being a man, with his livelihood in this most populous nation dependent on pleasing
guests, he offered several times, “As you were too cold, can I bring you a blanket?”
Silly me! Of course he would respond and try to fix it. That’s how men respond
to women. Rather than fighting it or resisting, we women should acknowledge that’s
how it works. We could even use it to our advantage if we were willing to be realistic
enough and not die-hard romantics. Men will always respond to our “feelings” by
trying to fix them. Why share them if that’s not what you’re after?
If you want to share your feelings, get a girlfriend (or a blog!). Otherwise, only
tell men what they can comfortably hear, and everyone will get along better.
That’s why one of the 6 Don’ts in creating a relationship that’s easy and fun is:
Don’t Share Your Feelings! Now you know!