# Front desk at the Coronet Motel

### Front desk at the Coronet Motel

Many years ago, I worked a second job as night clerk at the Coronet motel on rt.1 in peabody ma. when three men came in looking for a room to crash after driving all day and night. I charged them thirty bucks, they each gave me a ten and I then escorted them to their room. Early the next morning my boss came in and noticed that the three guys checked in after midnight and I should have charged them twenty five dollars not thirty. He gave me their change and told me to bring it to them. On the way to their room I decided to keep two bucks for myself for carrying their bags. I knocked on their door and when they answered I explained to them that I over charged them and owed them each a dollar. So here is the problem, originally they each paid 10 dollars, 9 x 3 = \$30.00. Now they each paid 9 dollars, 9 x 3 = \$27.00. I kept \$2.00, 27 + 2 = 29, where is the missing dollar?
michaelanthony

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### Re: Front desk at the Coronet Motel

9 x 3 = \$30.00..??? ok I give..
grumpy

### Re: Front desk at the Coronet Motel

grumpy wrote:9 x 3 = \$30.00..??? ok I give..

Oh grumpy you give up this early
michaelanthony

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### Re: Front desk at the Coronet Motel

No I'm still working on it, but I'm stumped..lol
grumpy

### Re: Front desk at the Coronet Motel

The same way you have 11 fingers.
10,9,8,7,6 and 5 more makes 11.
tsb

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grumpy

### Re: Front desk at the Coronet Motel

There was no answer to the riddle! My brain hurts ...
SMITTY

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### Re: Front desk at the Coronet Motel

ha!... I stomped my math teacher in high school with this story....
the discount is 5 bucks... so all together they pay 25
... when they each get one dollar back.... they paid 28
... you kept two dollars( good for you!!!)
.... 28. + 2 is 30 !!!
... now what do i win?????
Rigar

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### Re: Front desk at the Coronet Motel

A '55 Dodge Coronet!

Needs a little TLC. Here's a pic so you can check it out really close over the net first!
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SMITTY

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### Re: Front desk at the Coronet Motel

Thanks rigar, grumpy, tsb,and smitty, for helping the rest of the forum! You all get a lump-o-coal.
michaelanthony

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### Re: Front desk at the Coronet Motel

Up next,the true story along with the P.D. Report detailing what those three guys did to that room when they found out how you screwed them out of free morning coffee passes at "Uncle Carbuncle's Bar And Restaurant across the street......... No,I haven't been drinking ! Maybe I should start....
Hambden Bob

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### Re: Front desk at the Coronet Motel

The room cost \$30 and they got a \$3 refund for a final cost of \$27 The \$2 stolen has to be subtracted not added to the 27 for a final figure of 25. Now everything tallies.
franco b

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### Re: Front desk at the Coronet Motel

Hambden Bob wrote:... free morning coffee passes at "Uncle Carbuncle's Bar And Restaurant across the street......... No,I haven't been drinking ! Maybe I should start....

That's hilarious HB, sounds like you've been there! Across the road is the Golden Banana, I did work there as stated and the place was full of strippers and other types, boy did I work hard!
michaelanthony

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