I don’t think this comic can do this scenario justice, but I tried. My technique did work, though; I got a few good-natured teases, but otherwise the screendoor story died a quiet and respectful death. Go Team Elle.
Also… not sure if it’s apparent, but all my coworkers and I were put up at the same hotel and it had a courtyard in the middle. Hence why my coworkers would be holding a drinking party under my window.