During the recent Nuffnang Australia Blogopolis, a group of
naughty delightfully well-behaved bloggers made a pact: What happens at blogopolis, stays at blogopolis.
Because, although quite a few men attended the conference, the majority of delegates were women. And a large percentage of those women, were mothers.
Mothers who were off the leash and away from partners and/or kids, some of them for the very first time. Many of whom had not drunk alcohol or gone out dancing since they began producing small humans.
Several ended up in each other's rooms and beds. (Steady on! It was as roomies to cut costs! At least, that's what I was told...))
Blogopolis buzzed with gossip about who snored, who left their spanx on the floor, and who felt the urge to raid the mini-bar in the middle of the night.
Many drank far too much champagne and/or mojitos, and partied on until the wee hours.
Several lost their way in the city, before the party even began.
And at least one person almost missed her flight home, and needed chocolate in the form of a Mars Bar From Strangers to calm her anxiety. (Please note: In this case, it was not me.)
But we all agreed: We would never speak of such events again.
Which is why I thought it was timely, when this news from Zuji came to my attention.
According to the travel giant, a survey of some 5,000 well-travelled Australians revealed Aussies go wild when they're on holiday.
Here are the stats:
- 40% of Australians confessed to enjoying adult channels on holiday;
- 23% fibbed about swiping items from the minibar (12% got caught red handed);
- 20% of Australians admitted to taking bathrobes, pillows and towels from their hotel room;
- More than 65% nabbed toiletries as souvenirs;
- One in three hide something at a hotel if they break it.
Someone should get Noni Hazlehurst onto them and tell them it's polite to share, naughty to steal, and really, when in a hotel at bedtime, you should just Go The Fuck To Sleep. Not start stuffing your bag with pillows, bathrobes and anything that's not nailed to the walls.
Readers, have you ever been guilty of being naughty at a hotel? Or worse, being caught out?