Hotel du Chocoscat



Cait from Bristol but currently in Orlando got a little wild in her hotel room and now is suffering the shame that inevitably follows:

I am staying in a hotel and have just accidentally got chocolate all over the white bed sheets. Unfortunately, the chocolate looks a lot like I’ve shat myself.

So please answer me this: do I leave housekeeping a note explaining that it’s chocolate and not shit? Do I do nothing and let them think I pooed the bed? Or something else?

It’s so delightfully British of you, Cait, to think of leaving a note! If it makes you feel better, by all means do that – or leave the chocolate wrapper in the bed as an indicator of what has gone on in there (NB also a useful cover in the event of you actually shitting the bed).

However I imagine that the average hotel housekeeper has far too many rooms to clean to spend much time analysing your suspicious-looking stains, or sniffing them to ascertain their origin, or sending off a sample for lab testing. Moreover, they will have surely seen so many scenes of filth and degradation during their careers that your little one-woman scat party would barely warrant an eyebrow-raise.

Readers, what do you think?


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7 Responses to “Hotel du Chocoscat”

  1. alecpaton Says:

    Leave a tip!

  2. Jim Kirkland Says:

    Leave an empty chocolate wrapper in the bed next to the stain.

  3. Martin Says:

    just leave an extra couple of dollars tip – they will appreciate it much more than a note, and lets face it they are just going to pull the sheets off and put them in a sack either way. It’s no big deal to them.

  4. Benjamin Russell Says:

    Surely the note will help somewhat dispense the moment of trepidation when one thinks, “Oh god, is that feces or chocolate?” That has to be worth something. Unless you have a deeply wounded housekeeper who’s been tricked that way before…

  5. Anne Says:

    I think you’d be fine not to leave it, but why not do it anyway? No harm, and even if the housekeepers think that you’re naive to leave a note, I bet it’d give them a smile.

  6. Matt Says:

    Surely the lack of a smell would give it away….

  7. Alex Says:

    Having worked in a hotel I can tell you maids know instantly if it’s poo or chocolate! They’ve seen it all. No need to say or do anything!

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