Rant: "Hold On!" Rarely Works With Housekeeping
Where: Various Hotels
January 15, 2013 at 4:22 PM
Watcha gonna do when they come for you...at the break of dawn?
Let's just call this "Tell Us Why You're Mad Tuesday" rant, m'kay?
This is dedicated to all the hotel housekeepers who bust in our rooms after just one knock. They never hear our panicked "Hold On!" as we race to the door. It's always too late. Yes, sometimes we realize we've forgotten to put the "Do Not Disturb" sign on, but honestly, isn't that more of a back-up than an out-and-out mechanism to waylay intrusions?
We usually don't expect a knock on the door at 9 a.m. when most of these disturbances seem to occur. Isn't check-out at 11 a.m., lady? And what's with the universal one-knock rule? One tap and you're opening the door, not giving us a second to get ourselves decent. And it seems we're always indecent (when the room invasion occurs).
Even with these signs, they'll still come a knockin'!
Nope. We've had people out-and-out ignore the signs, perhaps because they think we're lying about being in the room? They think we're paranoid types who don't want our minibars refreshed (or counted) and they simply must get in and take a look? Even with precautions we've been caught with the our knickers in a twist (literally) at many a resort.
So, what's the deal? Is there someone who works in the hospitality biz who can shed some light on this? Is there a one-knock rule? What's the protocol here?
We can't be the only ones that have been barged in on? Because if we are, that will make us feel freakish--and we don't need any more help with that.
Tell us why you're mad! Room barge-ins? Cold food orders? Go ham in the comments below!