Sunday, April 23, 2017

Public Service Announcement #36

Think twice before calling room service. Studies show that hotel phones have high levels of bodily fluid residue on them…


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Telephone keypads in hotel rooms were found to be teeming with over double the acceptable amount of bacteria; far more, in fact, than bathroom door handles.

Experts suggest that hotel guests protect themselves from bacteria by washing their hands, using hand sanitizer and wiping down surfaces with disinfectant wipes.

This has been an Infomaniac Public Service Announcement.

36 comments:

  1. I think I want to live in a plastic bubble now.

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  2. There are trillions and trillions of bacteria. We are the end result of billions of years of their mutations. Some of the family wants to kill. It happens in the best of families. Keep calm and order in.

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    1. JEFFERY: Order in?

      Waiter, there’s a fly in my soup!

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  3. Thank gods I can't afford (or want) to go on holiday!

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    1. MR. DeVICE: Best to have friends and/or relatives with guest rooms in every part of the globe.

      *notes Norfolk connection and packs a bag*

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  4. holiday inn.....

    "FROM CRADLE TO GRAVE

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    1. NORMA: Erin Moran (who played Joanie Cunningham on “Happy Days”) died yesterday and was reportedly living at a Holiday Inn in Indiana.

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  5. Wait till i get finished with that room :)
    Muwahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!

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    1. DAMIEN: Where did I put that industrial-sized vat of anti-bacterial Wet Wipes?

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    2. Outside the Oubliette as per usual Mistress.

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  6. operator, get me cheezus on the line!

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    1. ANNE MARIE: He’s on the mainline. Tell him what you want.

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  7. Would it help if I wiped the receiver on the bedspread first?

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    1. TOPHER: That reminds me…

      Sheets and pillowcases: easy to wash. Bedspreads? Not so much. So some hotels just... don’t. Even between guests. According to Reneta McCarthy, a former housekeeping manager for a major American hotel chain, it’s possible that a hotel bedspread might only be changed FOUR TIMES A YEAR!

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    1. JON: That bit about the drinking glasses reminds me…

      Hidden cameras have proven that glasses are often cleaned in the bathroom sink (with no soap), dried with a towel, and then replaced -- sometimes with those paper tops that make you think they've been appropriately sanitized when they haven't.

      Studies show that a common hotel practice is cleaning glasses with toxic chemicals like window cleaner, or while wearing the same gloves worn while scrubbing the toilets moments before.

      The towels used to the dry the glasses are often dirty. Some maids have been caught on hidden camera cleaning glasses with used towels in the bathroom, or the same towels used to dry surfaces like the toilet seat.

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    2. Christ, your full of good news today aren't you?

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    3. MISTRESS MADDIE: Yes, I’m a real ray of sunshine.

      One of my friends suddenly had somewhere to go after I went on and on to her over the phone about climate change.

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  9. Now you tell me. I have been taking my calls like that for years.

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    1. MISTRESS MADDIE: That explains the red light on that phone.

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  10. Thank you for brightening a already cheerful visit to Houston, where I'm in a hotel THIS VERY MINUTE. Honestly, though, having worked in hotels for years nothing surprises me. I think if you get out with the same number of underwear you came in with, you're doing good.

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    1. PEENEE: The fact that you wear underwear is news to us.

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  11. The is why I travel with hand sanitizer and alcohol wipes. Now I'm contemplating carrying a large garbage bag to sleep in so my body won't touch the filthy hotel bed linen. I'll just dispose of the bag when I check out.

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    1. EROS: One of my friends takes her own linen to hotels.

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    1. MITZI: Is there an echo in here?

      Click on Jon’s link.

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    2. Try closing your legs dear.

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  13. GOd what a relief it must have been for this gentlemen when push-button-phones arrived, and the rotary dial finally was scrrappped ...

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  14. The phones don't bother me... It seems that everyone wipes their cock on the curtains... that's fabric abuse...

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    1. PRINNY: This doesn't surprise me. Why not?

      Well, lab results in one study showed traces of urine or semen in every room they tested; from a one-star hotel room priced at $55 a night to a five-star room hotel room renting for $400 a night.

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