I thought I had blown the fuse in yet another electrical adaptor. Panic sets in as my laptop is running low on batteries.
The hotel lends me an adaptor. It doesn't work. I try plugging it into a different socket. It still doesn't work. I try plugging in my iron instead - nothing.
I phone the reception to bring me another adaptor. Same again.
I phone the reception to tell them that there must be an electrical problem in my room - please can they send someone ASAP.
He comes, takes one look at me and goes:
If you put ze access card in ze slot you vil have power in your room.
Thanks! I know they are laughing at me now.