I'm not too terribly good at the fake politeness required for adulthood. Wicked sarcasm leaks through— my eyebrows always shoot up high on my forehead when confronted with things I shouldn't react to. I fool no one.
Despite my lack of skill, I do try to keep things bland. In fact, I just attempted REALLY REALLY HARD to keep the WTF out of an email. Here is a redacted copy for your amusement:
Good afternoon XXXX,
I stayed at your lovely hotel two weeks ago for the XXXXX conference and today, when I was reviewing my credit card charges, I noticed one charge I was not expecting for $XX dollars. Could you please review your records for this charge? I think it may be due to the dinner I had at the XXX restaurant there on-site, but I was told that the charge would be waived as there was a fire during the dinner and our meal was interrupted by the need to evacuate when the alarm went off.
If you could please clarify this charge, I would appreciate it.