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Old 08-11-2017, 02:03 PM   #11
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What's the filthiest thing in a hotel room?
A human! Crawling with tiny organisms, inside and outside! Yukkk!
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A human! Crawling with tiny organisms, inside and outside! Yukkk!
Ok, besides that...the remote. Just picture someone checking for polyps then changing te channel with the same hand. Always carry a jar of Clorox wipes when checking into a hotel room. Sorry for the visual.
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Ok, besides that...the remote. Just picture someone checking for polyps then changing te channel with the same hand. Always carry a jar of Clorox wipes when checking into a hotel room. Sorry for the visual.
Ha..and polyp Pete's nephew, who loaded the lettuce hopper they stacked my foot long out of, how does one Clorox or tip their way out of that?
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TV remote - hands down or on or
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If I'm staying multiple days and I have them clean my room while I'm still going to be there, then I leave a tip. It often results in noticeably better service (extra water/mints, coffee, etc). Also, maybe less chance of the remote or glasses getting wiped with the cleaning rag used on the toilet or shower (as seen on some of the hotel horror news reports).

I look at tips as appreciation for a service done well for me pesonally, like a waiter, limo driver, room service, laundry delivery, etc.

In one day and out the next, the housekeeper is cleaning the room for the next guest. There's no guarantee that maid is the same one who cleaned the room before I got there. There is a point where one is simply expected to do their job and housekeeping isn't really a commonly tipped job.
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Water comes out of the faucet.
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Water comes out of the faucet.
Seems like most places we stay have made a practice of supplying complementary bottled water in the rooms. Outside the US it's in our contract the hotels and I rarely drink tap water. I bring it off the plane and if I don't bring enough, it's nice to know I'll have some waiting in the room.

When the hotel in China has a drinking cup sign with a circle and slash through it next to the tap, I take that seriously. Other places it may be overkill but it's served me well to now.
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Have you ever had a layover in Lagos? You'll love the tap water there!

When I turned the faucet on, it made a series of coughing and gasping noises, the faucet shuddered, then belched out dark yellow water with unidentified things floating in it.

That reminds me. The head chef at the crew hotel is American. I asked him what he was doing in Lagos and he told me he hated the US, and Lagos is a much better place to live. I'm a fairly open minded guy, but I struggled with that one.
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Have you ever had a layover in Lagos? You'll love the tap water there!

When I turned the faucet on, it made a series of coughing and gasping noises, the faucet shuddered, then belched out dark yellow water with unidentified things floating in it.

That reminds me. The head chef at the crew hotel is American. I asked him what he was doing in Lagos and he told me he hated the US, and Lagos is a much better place to live. I'm a fairly open minded guy, but I struggled with that one.
Maybe he...kept getting fired, has mucho outstanding child support payments or, he has an outstanding warrant(s) waiting for him in the good old U.S.A. Possibly, all of the above.
These issues can tend to sour one's opinion on the U.S.
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What's the filthiest thing in a hotel room?
Bed spread, remote control, telephone.... they are all the same.

Bead spreads never get washed and people do all sorts of things on them.

I take hand sanitizer and Clorox wipes with me, roll the bed spread to the floor and never touch the phone. I may even put the towels on the pillows.

It cost money to wash beddings.

Many years of flying air ambulance turned me into a militant germaphobe....
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Bed spread, remote control, telephone.... they are all the same.

Bead spreads never get washed and people do all sorts of things on them.

I take hand sanitizer and Clorox wipes with me, roll the bed spread to the floor and never touch the phone. I may even put the towels on the pillows.

It cost money to wash beddings.

Many years of flying air ambulance turned me into a militant germaphobe....
And then one handles items like hotel key cards, gas pump handles, door knobs, paper money and coins, steering wheels on rental cars, handling menus in restaurants…seems a never ending list of Germs on Parade. You pick your germs, you pick your fights.
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