Why does turning on a shower have to be so complicated sometimes? Hear me out. So when I stay at airport hotels I typically have to get up at a ridiculously early hour, like 4:20AM, as the case was today. I value early morning sleep, so I cut it as tight as possible, leaving just enough time to get ready in a rushed state. And 90% of the time that works fine. But then there are those times where it’s rocket science to turn on the shower, at least for me. Now, of course the fact that I’m exhausted and not really thinking in the wee hours of the morning doesn’t help my problem solving skills.
So last night I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express Burlingame. I got up and half asleep turned on the water in the shower. I then tried to figure out how to make the water come out of the shower head instead of from the bath thing (on a side note, bathtubs in hotels=gross). I stood there for about 10 minutes, not fully processing what was going on. For the first two or three minutes I tried searching for a solution, but then I started asking myself “how stupid can I be?” I mean, it can’t be that tough to turn on a damn shower.
So I called the front desk, still half asleep. The agent explained that the instructions were posted by the top of the shower, but I couldn’t find them. She didn’t know what else to say. I hung up and literally starting pulling every knob, corner, and fixture in the shower area, and eventually it worked. Apparently I was somehow supposed to know that pulling on the bathtub faucet from the bottom would turn it off, despite no signage. What sense does that make?
Anyway, ultimately I still managed to shower this time. But there have been times in the past where I cut it even tigheter and had to forgo a shower. I guess the real solution is to make sure the shower works before going to bed so that it’s not a problem in the morning.
Am I the only one that has this issue?