Puerto Rico Diary

On the desk by the phone at the Wyndham Resort could be found a small piece of paper with the following:

Due to our tropical location, long distance telephone calls carry an additional surcharge.  Please bear this in mind when making long distance calls.

Huh?  How does the fact that we are in the tropics, as opposed to any other faraway place, have any bearing on the phone charge? 

Frankly, given the number of New Yorkers we ran into it might have been just as effective to write "Hey, knucklehead, this ain’t Coney Island.  The call is gonna cost ya."