No Smoking Room, Please

Some friends are visiting from the US, and staying at a hotel nearby.  It’s not a western chain, but a very nice Chinese 3 star hotel.  When they checked in, one of the gentlemen noticed that his room smelled like smoke,  so he called the front desk and asked if he could have a no-smoking room instead.

Ten minutes later, someone from the houskeeping staff showed up and collected the ashtrays sitting in the room.  There, now it’s a no smoking room!!!