Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Some hotels have funny rules

This weekend we stayed at the Sofitel Hotel in Sydney. While I was looking for note paper to take to Blogopolis I noticed grooves on the page from a previous note. 
Being a snoopy, nosey, amateur detective I decided to work out what the note said. I hunted down a lead pencil and began to carefully shaded over the grooves...
and magically a message started to appear... 
and it read...

"Guests are required to wear clothes when in the hallway"

Damn!! I wish I had of know when we booked that they were so weird about things like that (I am joking but the note is real).

I am assuming this must have been left by housekeeping for the previous nudists that accommodated the room. I wish I knew about them earlier. It's a little gross knowing that besides running nude through the halls, they probably sat nude on chairs, leaned nude on the table, made coffee nude etc.

PS: I am joining up for Wordless Wednesday at My Little Drummer Boys

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  1. Interesting note indeed! I wonder what the story was there! You are quite the detective. :)

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    1. Yes, I felt pretty clever uncovering it :)

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  2. That's so funny!!!

    My first job was cleaning hotel rooms. YIKES! One family kept shoving their baby diapers under the mattress. I was thinking, "WHY?" There was 3 trash cans in there.

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    1. ewww why indeed?! Hotels must see some strange things!

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    2. Nappies under the bed!! That is disgusting. You have to really wonder about some people. Rx

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    3. Ewwwww!

      They probably sat nude on the loo and in the bath too! ;)

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    4. You can't be serious Kim-Marie, nude on the look AND in the bath. That's a little sick!

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  3. Nice piece of detective work!

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    1. Thanks :) Thanks for reading and commenting. Rx

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  4. LMAO that is too funny! Wonder whatthe story behind it is? I stayed at the Sofitel too...would have been quite strange to meet a nudist in the hallway lol.

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    1. So, no nudes in your halls? I would love to know the story too.

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  5. Wow! What surprise! I hope that didn't ruin your plans! lol! Thanks for stopping by and linking up.

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    1. It made me giggle and then scared to touch any surfaces :) Rachel x

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  6. Ha haaa!
    Love this post!
    Thanks for the giggle, Rachel! :)

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    1. Thanks, any time I make people smile I am happy. Rachel x

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  7. You should have torn the page off and rewritten another sleuth style note for the next Sherlock to discover. Maybe mention redcliffe style in it?? :)

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    1. What a great idea and a wasted opportunity! I'm going to leave a secret note in the next hotel I stay in :)

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  8. I wouldn't have thought to try the 'lead pencil on the indentations' trick. Nice work! Perhaps it was written as a joke... the idea of a nude person sitting on a chair before you is a bit horrifying isn't it. Yuck

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    1. If it was a joke, they probably would have left the original note - right? I hate the idea of a naked butt on the chairs.

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  9. Great detective work. And yeah, not sure which is worse, the thought of nude people on the furniture or the dirty diapers mentioned above.
    Would love for you to stop by and share
    http://totsandme.blogspot.com/2012/07/wordless-wednesday-july-4-2012-wlinky.html

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    1. I think the dirty diapers take the cake. That is just dirty. I would love to drop by. Rachel x

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  10. Haha that's funny and awesome! I always wonder what stories hotel rooms could tell if they were able, I guess you've uncovered one hehe

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    1. Imagine the stories!! I want to know, but I think I would regret it :) Rx

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  11. Even 5 star hotels need to go back to the basics...hehe ;)

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    1. Haha, yes!! Back to the basic. Clothes on please :)

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  12. THAT IS HILARIOUS!!
    I LOVE IT!!! oh you made me have a good chuckle!!!

    And yes the image of someone naked in the room your standing in does feel a little icky.. but I guess that it really does happen in every hotel room :P haha
    But in the hallway!!!!! MADNESS!!! drunkeness I think you should put that down too.. not a crazy flashing man!

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    1. I'm glad you liked it. I think people are nude in hotels all the time. But, you kind of don't want to think about it :)

      Drunk for sure or just lost and couldn't find the bathroom?

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  13. That is hilarious! I love that you 'snooped', so worth it!

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    1. How could I not!!! There was no way I could have left that alone :)

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  14. Ha ha ha that is really funning. I must be more snoopy like that. We all need a good laugh

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    1. I was so excited when I saw it. I'm glad it didn't disappoint. Rx

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  15. Damn! We miss all of the fun... (though I'm surprised someone waited and gave them a note later, rather than 'chastised' them at the time!!!)

    :-)

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    1. Maybe other guests complained, I don't know if I would chastise someone nude with a weapon :)

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  16. Hahah, that is hilerious!

    It was super great to meet you at #nnb2012!

    xoxNatalie
    extralargeaslife.com

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    1. You too Natalie, I am following your blog now. I love the pants you had on today. Rachel x

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  17. LOL, at least you had a fun story to share. ;) Happy WW!

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    1. Yes, in the end, it's always about the story :)

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  18. oh my goodness I really lol'ed out loud. As I read my mind was imagining what it might be but I admit to NOT guessing that answer! Thank goodness for your blog or I would have lived my entire life not knowing these shenanigans actually went on. I poke my head out the door first to check the hallways each time now before letting my children leave the hotel room (and husband ;)

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    1. Yes, look both ways before exiting your hotel room :)

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  19. Too funny! I had to read it out to my husband. It is funny that they needed to write a note.

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    1. I am so glad you liked it. The noted grossed me out and cracked me up :)

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  20. Too funny! I had to read it out to my husband. It is funny that they needed to write a note.

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