ruthless compassion (aroraborealis) wrote,
ruthless compassion

Yesterday, I left my hotel in the morning to go to my conference, was there for a couple of hours, and then came back to my room to work for the early part of the afternoon. While I was gone, my room had (predictably) been made up.

Curiously, however, it was made up differently from how I'd arrived the night before. The fuzzy blanket that was previously folded at the foot of the bed was thrown artfully across the bed, the sheets were tucked neatly across the head of the bed, and there was a set of throw pillows on the bed that hadn't been there before.

After working for a couple of hours, I went back to my conference until after dinnertime. When I returned to my room, I discovered that it had been made up again, and was now in (apparently) nighttime mode, with the fuzzy throw once again folded at the foot, the sheets turned down, the throw pillows no longer on the bed, and the bedside lamps turned on low.

This completely cracks me up. And it makes me think of all the times I've stayed at other Kimpton hotels. Do they all do this, but since I normally don't return to my room at midday, I don't notice? Or is it just that this one is a step up from the others? Either way, it's hard to believe some poor soul has to go around turning down the beds in already-cleaned rooms for people who probably rarely have come back to see or appreciate this effort. On the other hand, that job beats slinging burgers at McDonald's.

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