Word to everything. The lack of breakfast was one thing, though yeah, how hard is it to even go splash out $10 a day when there are guests in residence on breakfast pastries if you can't cook, and pair them with what I got the impression was fruit from trees in the yard. Even if they just put out fresh, whole mangoes, oranges, etc., in bowls, few boxes of cereal with jug of milk, maybe a bowl of hard-boiled eggs, pot of coffee and jug of juice, it'd have been at least acceptable. Not much harder to also throw out a toaster, bread, box of decent frozen waffles and butter, jam, syrup and leave people to it to add a minimal hot-ish option.
The fresh fritatta and muffin spread the place Tab took them to was very nice, platters of eggs and etc., would be nicer, but the other place was nearly twice the price of theirs. I think a basic but plentiful cereal, fruit, toaster with waffles and breads, type spread would be perfectly acceptable in their price range if it was fresh, clean, and nicely presented. They wouldn't even have to do much of anything to maintain it, just put stuff out in the morning and clean it up later.
However, to have someone cooking fresh breakfast food that people can smell and then sit and eat it in the guests' presence and view and not offer the same to them?! It's rude whatever the circumstance (save some strange, special dietary thing). Just bizarre that she didn't seem to get that at all.
For all her talk about hanging out and dining and partying with the hoi polloi at high-end events and establishments you'd think she'd have picked up some manners along the way.
This absolutely happens. I know someone (not this lunatic) - not even a decade ago and younger than Diane - who had syndicated columns and did not type. She also didn't seem to be much in touch with the denizens of Earth, but she did actually interview internationally-famous people and hand in legal-pad pages with handwritten notes and articles on them. That part of Diane's story, I didn't even blink.
There is no way someone who had a newspaper column didn't learn to type. What kind of Hollywood parties would that scary-looking old woman be invited to?
I didn't understand something about the cleaning - if there's an explanation besides she's just a pig. I get the fee to clean daily but Tab found that hair inside the made bed in the supposedly turned over room. So were people supposed to pay the $10 for the room to be cleaned before they arrived or was it just that they don't clean regardless?