In the past I’ve blogged about my seven hotel habits, which I actually suggest others follow, because (I think) they make sense. Let’s be honest, though, we’re all secretly creeps (or are we?), and I have a few habits I figured I’d share in hopes of you guys doing the same (if you don’t I’ll feel like the nut around here, and that should make you all horrible people). 😉
These are things I do somewhat subconsciously, and oddly only at airport/non-luxury hotels. I’m not suggesting they’re
totally at all rational, but here we go:
Walk into the room really slowly
I was once assigned a room with someone else in it, and that was enough to traumatize me. So now when I enter a room for the first time I try to make sure there’s no one else in it, in an almost comically detailed fashion. First I’ll knock a few times. Then I’ll open the door very slowly (after all, if they think their room is being broken into you want to make sure they’re not coming at you). And then as I turn on the lights I’ll say “hello?” Whew, the coast is clear!
Check the shower/bathtub
In my top seven hotel habits post I suggested checking the shower as soon as you get to the room. In case there’s an issue with the shower head you want to move rooms before your early morning wake up call where you probably don’t have much of a buffer before when you have to leave. But I also check the bathtub for… well, let’s just say I think I’ve seen too many thrillers lately.
Check the closet by the door
Same as shower. See above…
Once I’ve established I’m the only life form in the room I’m usually feeling pretty good. Anyone else care to make any confessions?