Since this is a travel blog, my sister recommended this topic. You know, you would think that some of these issues would be common sense, but as my smarter-than-smart husband often says, “common sense isn’t that common [see other notables in Rickyisms].” So I will edit this column as situations arise.
1. Be considerate of those staying in the rooms next to yours. Recently, my sister, Melanie, was awakened at 5:20 a.m. (after a long flight from LA) by a mother trying to wake her son and friends staying in the room next to my sister. After a couple of minutes of banging on their door, my sister, rudely awakened by this thoughtless jerk, stuck her head out of her door and gave this woman THE LOOK. She sheepish responded to my sister, “I was trying to wake up my teenage son and his friends.” Melanie countered with, “have you tried using the phone?” The woman just bowed her head and slinked off down the hall. What a revelation!
2. Don’t let your diesel truck idle. My husband frequently travels for his job, works long hours, and relishes the few hours of rest he gets at the local hotel. So he mentioned that it REALLY TICKS HIM OFF when fellow travelers head out early in the morning and start up their diesel trucks! Now, why do you have to let that thing idle (and make a CONSIDERABLE amount of noise!) while you get your coffee, pay your bill and check out? Totally unnecessary!
Feel free to share your annoyances with me!