Take your time, or what do tourists forget in hotels?
Forgetting a shampoo, razor, or swimsuit in a hotel room is common, though distressing. The rush, the nervousness before the flight, just distracted.
But how to explain the facts when the hotel forgets, for example, a stuffed real parrot with a height of more than a meter, or a very expensive necklace made of precious stones? It seems that scientists are right when they call memory the most poorly understood function of our body.
According to surveys by the Choice Hotels Europe group, most hotel guests forget their bathroom accessories in their rooms, 28.5% of respondents said. Clothing items were forgotten by 20% of the survey participants. In 17.3% of cases, guests forgot various chargers. Perhaps most of all, hotel guests value medicines and personal documents. Only 1.5% of respondents forgot their foreign passports and other identity documents, and 3.5% of respondents forgot their medications.
It is a tradition to forget books in hotels. In 2012, Erica James ‘ love novel 50 shades of grey topped the list of books forgotten in hotels. Quite often in hotels forget wedding rings, sometimes, strangely, both spouses.
The same study contains information about the most unusual things that guests have forgotten in hotels in recent years. Top of the list is an urn with the ashes of the deceased and a living one-and-a-half-year-old child. The boy was forgotten in the room by parents rushing to the wedding (their own!) and relying on each other.
The list also includes a magic crystal, expensive designer dog clothes, a potted bonsai tree, a spider-man costume, a breast implant, and a prosthetic leg. Among the documents forgotten in hotels, you can note a marriage contract, and among the things whose purpose is difficult to explain – a set of 50 glass artificial eyes, all blue.
Pets-dogs, cats-are often forgotten in hotels, but there are some achievements: in one of the British hotels, a guest forgot a dwarf pig.
I must say that the hotels of our country also have something to show in this regard. In the Museum of forgotten things (there is one) of the Volkhov hotel in Smolensk, since 1959, there is a botalo-a special tin bell that was hung around the neck of cows. It is interesting that the owner of a unique thing is known according to the registration data, but citizen Sidorov I. P. did not decide to pick up his bell for many years.