Dear Eye View
Last week my partner and I went for a much-needed and long-overdue stay at a bed and breakfast in Florida. The day before we left, while lying by the pool I saw the concierge/desk helper let himself into our room. Wondering why, I got up to check and found him wrapped up in our bed sheets and smelling a pillow. I got angry, and he started crying and said we were an attractive couple and that he “just wanted to feel alive again.” It was awkward and embarrassing, and he said he would never do it again, so I just let it drop and didn’t tell my partner or the proprietor about this. I figured the sheets are their property, and I’d think it was just weird or kind of funny had he just replaced the linens and done that in the laundry room, but in the room itself it felt like a gross violation of our privacy. Plus, if it had been a big chain hotel there’s no question I’d have marched straight to the manager’s office. Should I have told anyone? Wondering
I understand your concern. Putting aside the fact that you stumbled upon this scene and did not think this was odd enough to bring this up in a normal conversation with your partner or proprietor. I am surprised you were able to let it drop knowing your were dealing with a hotel employee with a serious fetish and a key to your room. We can deal with that in another column. Yes you should have told the manager. If you ran a B&B, I assume you’d want to know if you had an employee who felt the aromas of the guests were a form of True Blood. Also not only should you have been concerned about your hotel linens but the sheetrock as well. Get the picture?
Hope this helps