Hotel’s ‘bizarre’ label splits the internet
Staying in a hotel can be a luxurious experience to relax and rejuvenate. But this traveler avoids being pampered and instead plays the housekeeper.
When you stay in a hotel, you usually expect people to clean up after you. Pressing the door handle panel from ‘do not disturb’ to ‘come right in’, many travelers expect freshly pressed and neatly tucked away linens, eloquent pillows and decor, fragrant soaps, a mini -filled fridge and, not to mention, the little chocolates they place on your pillow after housekeeping has made your bed.
Upon checkout, you don’t crash out of the room, but neither do you do a deep cleaning, unless you’re Darren Dowling, who takes the extra step as a hotel guest.
Dowling, from the UK, shared a photo with Facebook, showing off his stripped bed and the sheets he has neatly folded at the foot of it – sending social media plummeting, arguing over guest protocols.
“I always try to leave a hotel room like this,” he wrote in the caption. “Is this the right or the wrong thing to do?” “
The post garnered over 1,000 likes and 400 comments, many of which debated the concept of being too clean and courteous after stay.
While many disagreed, saying people are paid to clean up after hotel residents, others said they do so out of courtesy to cleaners as well.
“As a housekeeper, it makes me very happy when clients do this, saves us extra work and makes things easier,” commented Chloe Twinning.
“It’s not right or wrong… just weird,” someone else wrote.
Dowling, known as Dazza Online, hit back at people who haven’t taken the extra step of cleanliness, commenting, “” They get paid to clean it. “The police are paid to stop the killings, but it’s not going well, is it.
In addition to people arguing over hotel checkout etiquette, some people have joked that they would rather leave their sheets rolled up and look like a corpse or some other offensive shape.
As the post grew in interaction, the housekeepers weighed in their two cents on what not to do, that you were cleaning up after yourself: don’t make the bed again.
“Some people are trying to be helpful and make the bed again,” wrote another user, “but we just have to go in and take the bed out anyway.”