SH: Would you call this hotel to see if we can get a room on July 12?
Me: Why don't you just send them an email?
SH: Because who knows how long it would take them to answer an email!
Me: Fine. Give me the phone, please.
VI: Hello. Village Inn.
Me: Hi. Do you have a room available Saturday, July 12?
VI: Yes we do.
Me: Great! I'll take it, please.
VI: OK. What's your name?
Me: Class Factotum.
VI: And your phone number?
VI: Good! We'll see you then.
Me: Wait! Don't you want a credit card?
VI: Nah. We have your phone number.
Me: What about check-in time? Anything I should know?
VI: Hmm. Yes. If you are going to be later than ten p.m., please call and let us know. We'll leave the key in the room.