Travel Quirks - On the Road with Mr. X

January 26 2009 by Matthew Clyde
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mr.x.jpgEverybody's got one. A quirky friend I mean. But nobody has one with as many strange habits and behaviors as my friend. Let's just call him Mr. X. This guy has more quirks than the whole cast of Seinfeld put together and recently we took a trip together. I have been on many trips in the past with him, but this time we shared a hotel room.

I like to relax as soon as I enter a hotel room. I put my bags down, test each of the beds to see if one is more comfy, then I grab the remote and surf the TV for a bit. I don't really plan on watching anything, it's more about taking a second to unwind from traveling and also to make sure that the hotel has all the great channels that I don't get at home.

This is not the way that Mr. X entered our hotel room. He walked in, placed each of his bags neatly in a line on the bed closest to the bathroom and begun unpacking. I mean methodic, rehearsed unpacking. First Mr. X produced 8-10 (no joke) different bottles of vitamins and placed them in a specific order, labels faced out, on the bathroom sink counter. Next, he produced a set of his very own neatly folded sheets and replaced the hotel sheets with his. After this, Mr. X produced a pair of slippers arranged them at the foot of his bed. Last he produced a pair of earplugs and a bottle of water from his bag and placed them on the side table.

When he was finished unpacking and arranging his clothing by outfit, Mr. X looked up at me and said, "Ok, ready to go get a bite to eat downstairs?" I just sat on the bed with the remote in my hand staring at him. Needless to say, I didn't get much channel surfing done in that 10 minute period. I'm not sure that I even turned on the TV.

Let's hear from you. Is this normal? Have you seen stranger than this? Post a comment and let us know about the quirkiest hotel room habit you have witnessed...or maybe they're your own.

I challenge you to top this quirky hotel room behavior.

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    3 Comments

    By MC on January 28, 2009 11:52 PM

    I have a friend that likes to go and fill the ice bucket as soon as we get there... he never uses the ice, just likes to have it in case I guess.

    By John on July 7, 2009 6:12 PM

    I have a few quirks when I check into a hotel. On my way to the room I will be on constant lookout of the nearest fire exit, if I don't see it on my way to my room, I will look as soon as I drop my stuff off.
    Once I get into the room I will find a spot for my stuff, I'm rather specific about it, it needs to be near an outlet, preferably close to a chair so that I can put my stuff on it.
    I live out of my backpack when I travel, and don't want to forget anything, so as soon as I'm done using something I will put it back in my backpack, the only things that are likely to be left out are my glasses, my mobile, and charging cable for my mobile (which I wrap around the handle of my backpack so I won't forget it).
    I do all of that so that I can be ready to go at a moments notice, either because I'm running late, or if a fire happens.

    By Medical Battery on July 13, 2010 4:34 PM

    Nice picture.


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