I have worked in hospitality for way too long! I thought I could have been put in every situation possible.
Then you get a situation that makes you laugh and shake your head at.
This is one of those situations.
It is no secret that hotel rooms are the scene of numerous explicit activities. However, do to the hotels taking cuts where ever possible. This meant that there were fewer housekeepers and more work, resulting in a few corners being cut, and a couple dollars saved.
You can already see where this is going.
I got a call on a particularly busy day in the 4-star hotel that I worked at.
The front desk called me in there particularly normal yet disorganized fashion. I was assisting a family with a room move however they failed to tell me why.
I arrived on the families floor, knocked on the door, and announced myself as “Guest Services”.
The Father answered the door, in an almost breathless fashion. I could see the concern on his face.
I asked if they were ready to go to their new room. The Father cut me off and asked me if I wanted to come in to see “it”.
As a young female normally I would not go into a guests’ room alone. However, since it was a family of 4 I deemed it safe. Part of me wanted to see what “it” was.
The walked in the two room suite. Through the first bedroom past the bathroom and into the second bedroom. I immediately noticed the family had turned the sofa bed around to cordon off the corner of the room.
The Mother told the Kids to go into the next room. The Father said he “didn’t know what to do and he didn’t want his kids to touch it”.
My heart is racing as I’m mentally preparing myself for some sort of animal or even dead animal.
The Father asks me to take pictures for the front desk. I just happened to have had my phone on me and comply with his request.
I have my camera phone out and slowly push the sofa bed away from the corner of the room. I’m clenched up in case something jumps out at me.
Then there “it” was.
A used condom cordoned off in the corner of the room. Mentally I breathe a sigh of relief. This is a normal occurrence, something that happens at least once a day. But I could tell the family was obviously disturbed by this.
I apologize and get them in their new room. I go back downstairs and follow up with the front desk and get the family a partial refund for when they checked out.
Like I said this was a common occurrence. Drunk people will whip the condom in the corner of the room. The next day they have no recollection since the housekeepers are on a strict (I mean very strict quota). They don’t think to check every nook and cranny when they’re just trying to cover the basics of the room.
In this case, the family just happened to find a used condom beside the sofa bed and under the curtain.
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