The following is based on truth, but the author has, in her discretion, utilized poetic license to embellish or accentuate the facts.
Lets Get it Started.
The stage is filled with elite members of a loyalty group. Each member is not only obsessively consumed with getting the best deal for themselves, but they are also incessantly examining the deals others have received to make sure that they have received an equal or better deal than the next member has. In their defense, most of the members have worked hard to achieve their status, which they cherish.
In this instance, we’re talking about the loyalty membership of a hotel chain, but it could be just about anything.
Hey Ho Lets Go.
A very small handful of people somewhat high on the elite hierarchy (we shall call them *Globalists*) report that their personal representatives (we shall call them *concierges*) came to them with a secret, perhaps targeted, promotional offer. No one else has gotten these offers.
The Perfect Storm.
What makes this really interesting and sets the perfect storm for the pandemonium that follows is that the handful of people who were recipients of supposed special offers received, not one, but rather a gaggle of different offers. This leads the members to ponder whether there is only one offer per person or there are many offers, and how are they distributed.
I’m Special, So Special.
These chosen Globalists report that their concierges confided in them that these special offers are actually embargoed – that they are really supposed to emerge on Monday.
Furthermore, it is the weekend, so there is no way to verify or quantify these supposed offers. The tension escalates.
The Pied Piper Response.
One by one, the members follow one another to Flyertalk. From Flyertalk, they march to the river of social media and blogs. The possibilities of the promotions and their terms grow to ridiculous proportions.
To Choose or Not to Choose, That is the Question.
Members start choosing which offer they’d like most, and wonder if they can even trade offers if they are not content with the offer which might bestowed upon them.
Why Not Me?
Some members worry that they will not be chosen for an offer at all. They bitch and moan about how unfair it is, given that they are more loyal, and stay more nights at hotels, than others.
The Davinci Code Response.
People determine that there are hidden codes in their accounts. It appears that they in fact have a promotional offer, but don’t know how to decipher the code. They rush back to Flyertalk to discuss.
I Hate U, I Love U.
Notwithstanding the weekend setting, the Globalists, desperate for answers, start trying to contact their respective concierges. The irony is that, just before this, they were complaining that they never hear from their concierges. The Globalists even contemplate buying gifts for their concierges.
Tell me Why I Don’t like Mondays?
On Monday, some Globalists learn of their respective promotions. Others get nothing. The members then dissect the situation and the terms of the various offers one-by-one. Flyertalk mushrooms to 20 pages. Some decide that they’ve been Bonvoyed. Others write their concierges asking to trade for a better deal. Others ponder whether to sue.