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Apr 04, 2019 05:14:18

Hotel Showers Part 2

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Brandon Wilson

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In case you missed it, here is Part 1 of my dissertation on hotel showers. Since I am traveling this week, I have more to say on this topic. Heads up @amie!

I have encountered several interesting billboards while driving across the country. There are a surprising number of advertisement for casinos. There are also advertisements for goods such as "Over 5,000 boots!" and the "Largest Selection of Indian Jewelry." There have also been multiple billboards advertising "Clean restrooms." 

Clean restrooms sound appealing. But shouldn't that be the offering anyway? Now that establishment is on the hook to always have clean restrooms lest they suffer the wrath of some road-weary traveler looking for a clean oasis after hours of travel. But I digress.

Last night I stayed at a Springhill Suites Marriott property. I have not stayed at this particular chain before, but I'm using points for this stay and it is conveniently-located. This hotel will always be remembered for its terrible shower design.

It is a shower only without a tub. The shower head is on the left with the control below it. There is a glass wall divided in half by the shower door. The kicker is that the shower door opens on the right side. This design completely disrupts my usual strategy for temperature control. While standing outside the shower, I like to reach in and turn on the water to let it reach the right temperature. In this shower, it is impossible to stand outside the shower and reach in to turn it on without immediately getting blasted with ice cold water. My best solution was to undress, stand below and to the side of the shower head, and turn on the water while cowering in the corner until determining the appropriate temperature. This is not a great way to start the morning.

Yes, this is a first world problem. It's been a great trip so far. I'll stop complaining now and shift back to a grateful mindset. 

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    @brandonwilson That kind of shower is common in Indonesian's hotel. In contrast to your experience, I find it rather strange if it has a tub.

    macchiata avatar macchiata | Apr 05, 2019 07:15:30
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      @macchiata Most of the hotels in the US have a combination shower/tub.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Apr 05, 2019 09:53:01
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    @brandonwilson We had some kinda wacky shower in our hotel in Iceland. Half a glass wall, no door and the luke warm water flowed out towards the bathroom door.

    Jeff Riddall avatar Jeff Riddall | Apr 04, 2019 21:08:39
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      @Rawhead Sounds like the temperature lived up to the name.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Apr 05, 2019 09:53:25
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      @brandonwilson This is probably the only complaint I have. Everyone must visit Iceland.

      Jeff Riddall avatar Jeff Riddall | Apr 05, 2019 19:44:53
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    @brandonwilson - Sounds so intuitive.
    I say we need an image of this shower and some of these billboards you talk about. If you post them anywhere - link to it here. That way, I can fool my mind into thinking I was driving across America as well.

    Keni avatar Keni | Apr 04, 2019 17:21:40
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      @keni Well sorry to disappoint. I haven't been capturing many pictures. The weather was pretty bad all day yesterday with constant rain. But today is the last day of the trip.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Apr 05, 2019 09:54:47
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    Btw, on part 1, did you already have the seinfeld episode in mind as you wrote it? Or did that come to you once you started writing? Because as soon as I read the first sentence about water pressure, I thought of that episode... particularly the scene where kramer gets that uber strength shower head haha.

    Abe avatar Abe | Apr 04, 2019 14:25:42
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      @abrahamKim It came to me while I was writing it. I remember that shower head episode also! I don't know if I want to be the "hotel guy," but it's fun to summarize my experiences. Thanks for reading!

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Apr 04, 2019 05:35:49
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      ah so now that I've got you in the bear trap by geting you to say 'i dont want to be the X guy' what kind of guy do you wish to be?

      Abe avatar Abe | Apr 04, 2019 14:40:47
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      @abrahamKim Good thing I am skilled at getting out of bear traps. I have two niches I am considering in terms of writing. The first is aimed at helping people get "unstuck" from a boring life/career. The second is a more recent interest in health and wellness.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Apr 06, 2019 06:52:39
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    Dude. I feel like, if you were interested enough, you could make your content-niche the experiences of the every-man in hotels. Like if you posted on here about hotels everyday.. or just even 3 times a week for the nexst year, you'd be known as that hotel guy.

    Abe avatar Abe | Apr 04, 2019 14:24:37
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