Monday, August 8, 2011

What happens at the hotel, stays at the hotel

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?


Denyse Whelan. said...

Never. Can't break a rule. Always tell the truth. Sheesh I am boring! Sorry ---- no, got nothin' to tell.

Nikki @ Styling You said...

I was guilty o; the mini bar raid at Blogopolis. But could only point finger at myself!

Monaghan Family said...

We didnt get lost. We just went on an epic urban safari :) Curse you Google maps & your lagging red dot!

Ms_MotorbikeNut said...

I'm always a good girl when it comes to hotels/cruise ships etc as these days they take your credit card details so if they do find something stolen/broken ect after you left they can still hit you for it.

But being a good girl doesnt mean you cant have fun I dont think the cruise ship The Dawn will ever be the same again now that I'm gone

(((( Hugs )))) XXXX Kisses XXXX

Shelly - Tropical Mum said...

Not that I really care to take the toiletries: if I am not game to wear a shower cap at home, why ever would I have need to take one from a hotel?

BUT, aren't the toiletries there for your use, and if you want to take them, you can?

MumsLanding said...

I can shamefully say that I have participate in one if not all of the above! Naughty, naughty, I know! I just get SO excited staying away from home, its a break from the norm mummy duties, even though the offspring come to every hotel with us! :( I just let myself go a little when we are away! Please let me know when the next party is on! I will be there drinking champagne & mojitos with the best of them! ;)

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

LOL at that list! Clearly I haven't been committing enough crime! :P

Maria Collins said...

Haha - it depends on how you define naughty! No, just kidding. So far, I haven't been caught doing anything legal or illegal. I think what one should do with this is to face things confidently. After all, isn't that what you wanted at that very moment?

Oh and what happened in Blogopolis exactly? I was truly intrigued with the line: "What happens at blogopolis, stays at blogopolis." I bet things got wilder than expected, right?

Unknown said...

Hee hee, I can never tell!
I must admit to taking any toiletries I would use at home if I've already opened them. Because if I've opened them, they're only going to have to throw them away anyway aren't they? And I like the shower caps, as I find them handy for home dye jobs. That's about it for me. Another one who tells the truth (or says nothing at all!)