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Re: Ringberg Hotel under new ownership, the discussion
« Reply #15 on: 02.04.2008, 01:18:54 »

I got half way through my book. Did i miss anything? ;D

You're a fast reader. The Two Towers is a pretty heavy tome.
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Re: Ringberg Hotel under new ownership, the discussion
« Reply #16 on: 02.04.2008, 08:02:38 »

*bing!!!*

Joke comes close to reality...
Because today business issa joke...
Like funny as a Joke from Joker...
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Re: Ringberg Hotel under new ownership, the discussion
« Reply #17 on: 02.04.2008, 10:23:42 »

Okay Okay, I guess everyone has by now realized that this was just a silly april fools joke :) Still, I'm pretty impressed with how many people fell for it. Most interestingly, the majority of people who believed this were germans ... it seems that Spiegel Online is blindly trusted by almost everyone here :)

So, everyone, no need to worry, everything is fine, we now continue with out scheduled programming :)

Well, it was a good idea, though doing a little search in Spiegel and Google showed me, that there is no such news - but it could have been. The Rewe Group has a Touristic branch with hotels and stuff, but even there i wasn't able to find any news about that (also checked Manager Magazine *G*). After all, if it would happen, i wouldn't mind - we have a contract and reorganizing a structure with 119 Hotels takes a little bit more than just a few months *G*

Though i read Spiegel online i don't trust it anymore without verificating other news sources.
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Re: Ringberg Hotel under new ownership, the discussion
« Reply #18 on: 02.04.2008, 14:12:58 »

Jeez...that was the second April Fools joke I fell for.

When I first read it in the forum, I thought it was a joke, but then when it was cross posted to the LiveJournal community, I took it more seriously.

Now that the worry is over, I can look forward to EF again :D

I really must remember not to be so darned gullible on April 1st :/
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Re: Ringberg Hotel under new ownership, the discussion
« Reply #19 on: 02.04.2008, 15:22:47 »

I'm surprised that no-one else seemed to draw the parallel between Target buying the Adam's Mark (AnthroCon) and Rewe buying the Ringberg.

I'd assume that's what inspired this particular jape, which made it so obvious it wasn't true :)
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Re: Ringberg Hotel under new ownership, the discussion
« Reply #20 on: 02.04.2008, 15:33:17 »

The ones for the ABBA reunion concert? If they didn't exist in the first place, you didn't loose them :)

No, tickets for a french singer that does a concert every 4 or 6 years only...

Oh, and don't tell me to go on e-bay, they are already at 500 euros a piece (and they were for sale at 60€ to 130€ for the first category ones)....

I HATE APRIL'S FOOL NONSENSE
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Re: Ringberg Hotel under new ownership, the discussion
« Reply #21 on: 02.04.2008, 16:33:05 »

I HATE APRIL'S FOOL NONSENSE
So in summary you got a correct information and decided by yourself not to believe it and now you blame this on other persons doing those jokes? And next year when, as you requested, everyone stopps making those jokes, you would still not believe it, wouldn't you?

*purrrr*
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Re: Ringberg Hotel under new ownership, the discussion
« Reply #22 on: 02.04.2008, 17:07:01 »

Not really, the infos i got online were contradictory:
Some websites said "will be sold online only", some others "will be sold physically only".. and all the website mentioning the sales were doing obvious copy/paste from the same webpage -up to the typos... and what's worse, nothing was written at all on the ticket-selling office webpage (until they all got sold)....
(and she was supposed to begin the tour on her birthday, the 12/09, as a big kick-off, so the new tickets suddently appearing for the 11th looked also suspicious, why begin the tour one day early all of a sudden?)
So that's why it all sounded sooo phony...

All the jokes i had so far this year were not funny the least... from people claiming suddently to be drug addicts, to others pretending to have one of their legs cut off, nothing was funny this time... i just despise this day. That's it.
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Re: Ringberg Hotel under new ownership, the discussion
« Reply #23 on: 02.04.2008, 19:14:38 »

... it seems that Spiegel Online is blindly trusted by almost everyone here :)
Indeed: I DO trust Spiegel Online to a certain degree. But to be honest: I didn't trust the screenshot, and surprise, surprise...I couldn't find the captured article in the archive on spiegel.de

Guess the FIA had it removed :D :D

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Re: Ringberg Hotel under new ownership, the discussion
« Reply #24 on: 02.04.2008, 19:31:43 »

You're a fast reader. The Two Towers is a pretty heavy tome.

I didn't say i'd read that half :P

I was too busy giggling. Anyway. im only 50 pages from the end of the Fellowship of the Ring.
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