January 26 2009 by Matthew Clyde
Everybody'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.