“I have the most devastating news. Our beautiful guest house burned to the ground, it took a direct hit from the lightning and was gone in 15 minutes. Apart from the total devastation, I have been beside myself with worry of what to do re all the World Cup bookings as I was totally fully booked. I did not get in touch with you immediately last week when it happened, in between everything I have done my absolute best to secure accommodation for you. There is a lodge at the top of our road that had been totally booked out by MATCH (the official FIFA booking agent) anyway due to the ridiculous prices they were quoting, no-one booked there and now MATCH have released the rooms. I have given them your booking (subject to your approval) as I did not know what else to do. ”
That’s right, boys and girls. OUR HOTEL BURNED DOWN.