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Overcoming the Challenges of a Green Hotel

December 16, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

By Matt Baker

You keycard into your room, turn on the lights and toss your luggage into the closet. Hey, there’s a mini fridge! Everything is marked up way too high so you don’t really need it, but it’s nice to know it’s there. After flipping on the television, you lean over the gigantic a/c unit in front of the window to open the blinds and check out the view.

It’s getting late, but you deserve a shower. You let the water run a bit to get hot and check out the allotment of tiny toiletries provided by the hotel. There’s one and a half servings of shampoo in the little bottle, so you just discard what’s left when you’re done. After you dry off, you toss the towel on the floor; the housekeeper will get it.

Finally you hop into bed. They always tuck the sheets in too tight, but by the morning you will have kicked them into a ball on the floor. No worries—the house staff will bring in fresh sheets too. You are in a strange bed in a strange city, but you can peacefully nod off because while you’re here, you’re going to relax and pamper yourself.

You are on vacation, and you are a terrible person.
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