I have something to share with you.
It finally happened to me. After 5 1/2 years of business travel, staying in Hilton’s, Hyatt’s, Marriott’s and Starwood’s, it happened- UGH.
See, I had a rough travel week. Delays on Monday got me to my hotel in Chicago at 8pm when I planned to arrive at O’Hare at 3:30pm and hit Little Goat for dinner. No such luck. Then delays the next night back into DFW – home around 11:30pm. Things happen in three’s so of course I had delays flying out on Wednesday night into Houston so another late night, checking in at the Marriott there at 11:30pm. Really wishing I was home with my family.
Back to my story. I check in, head to my room, change out of my clothes. I hear people enter the next room as I head to brush my teeth. And then it starts.
Reminder: Hotel walls are thin. People CAN hear you! Yes, I am talking to you, the girl in room 604 at the Marriott in Houston.
By now it is after midnight and there is NO possibility of sleep for me or anyone on this floor with the audio soundtrack that I hear from the next room. I’m all for “fun” but seriously, control the volume. I turn on my TV and at around 1pm, I finally fall asleep. Not sure if it is because I am so exhausted or if the man in the room next door exhausted his companion.
Alarm goes off at 7am, wakeup call from the hotel follows 5 minutes later. Silence in the next room. I jump in the shower, turn on the TODAY show and get ready for my meeting. Pick up the phone to call my husband and daughter and the audio soundtrack starts again. Put the phone down and finish packing. I’ll call them when I leave to grab coffee. No need for my five year old to hear that in the background. Hoping their door doesn’t open as I am leaving.
My trip is for business, hers was obviously for pleasure. But please remember, whether you are in your room watching TV, talking on the phone or well, doing what she was doing, the walls are thin and someone may decide to knock on your door!