What a concierge can and can't do

I love this list from a NYC concierge listing the things she can and can't do. Including:

WE DON’T USUALLY DO THIS, BUT I CAN CERTAINLY:

• attempt to identify a nearby location based on your very vague recollection of something in the neighborhood
• try to arrange a very-last-minute taxi/train/shuttle to the airport
• make a last-minute rooftop bachelorette party tapas brunch reservation for 15 people
• draw an entire map of locations from “Sex and the City”
• help you track down a lost/stolen item or file a complaint about a shady business
 

I APOLOGIZE BUT UNFORTUNATELY WE CANNOT:

• get you “cheap tickets” for Book of Mormon
• get you a “free limo / taxi / shuttle”
• “watch your child for, like, an hour”
• call and ask a famous Baptist church in Harlem to let you attend the service wearing sweatpants

About reclining seats on airplanes

The Smarter Travel website did a survey of their readers about what the rules should be about reclining seats on airplanes.  After 600 responses, here’s what they came up with:

  • Ask the person behind you before reclining. According to readers, most people who ask before reclining almost always get “yes” for an answer, and since you’ve made the effort to be polite, you’re less likely to endure “accidental” seat kicking from behind during the flight.
     
  • If you don’t ask, at least make eye contact with the person behind you so they have some warning you’re going to move the seat toward them.
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