By mn051299 - 10/02/2016 09:09 - Switzerland - Richterswil

Today, I sat in my hotel room bathroom in dead silence for 30 minutes while I waited for the cleaning staff to stop watching TV and drinking beer from the minibar, so that I could finish using the toilet. FML
I agree, your life sucks 20 363
You deserved it 3 753

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Hopefully you complained and the hotel repaid you in full, that's so unprofessional and creepy.

File a complaint, but next time make a loud cough noise to scare them so they know you are there


Hopefully you complained and the hotel repaid you in full, that's so unprofessional and creepy.

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hellobobismyname 24

OP might have anxiety. I have social anxiety and in a situation like this that requires confrontation, I would have panic attacks most of the time. Sometimes it's not easy for someone to be assertive.

MikaykayUnicorn 36

OP doesn't deserve this. Don't be a dick. Not everyone is free of mental health issues and able to be assertive or to do something in a situation like this.

#30 and #41 Don't use that as an excuse. ALL OP had to do was make them aware of his/her presence and, if they didnt go, call the front desk. It's not confrontation to clear your throat or ask "who is there". Beyond that ALL hotels have "Do Not Disturb" signs for a reason. Put it on the god damn door if you are in the room. Period.

All op needed to do was ask them to come back later. 3 words. And if the op does have such severe anxiety, then 42 is right and he should be leaving his do not disturb sign on the door every time he's in the room. I'm not saying op deserves it per say, but I am saying that there were several solutions to op's "problem."

Just another thing, but usually when the housekeeping comes in they ask, repeatedly, if anyone is there. So if they asked if someone was in the room and you continued to say nothing, then ya, you kinda deserve it.

lilchica22001 22

#42,44,&45 Clearly ya'll are lucky enough not to be stricken with social anxiety. It's not an "easy fix" or JUST "three simple words". To someone with social anxiety or just horrible anxiety in general....speaking to anyone especially a stranger is like trying to give a speech in front of 1000 people. It's terrifying on a level that you can't control! So don't talk about things you don't understand. You'll never know until you have to experience it.

They didn't even have to say anything- or leave the bathroom.. Just flushing the toilet would have accomplished the same thing- letting the staff know they were in the bathroom..

KingAdrock 16

I have to agree. While not everyone would be comfortable walking out and yelling at people, there are a myriad of minor tiny things OP could have done to better the situation. Even something as simple as: FLUSH THE TOILET. The cleaners would hear that sound, realize someone was in the room and ran for the hills.

But people with social anxiety also don't want to cause a feeling of embarrassment to others. So OP was kinda stuck.

File a complaint, but next time make a loud cough noise to scare them so they know you are there

CheekyRaccoon 27

They did but OP was using it so they decided to wait for OP to finish, but they couldn't wait forever since they had other rooms to clean.

I think the OP was in the bathroom and the maid walked in either without checking to see that it was empty or not hearing the OP. The maid then began to lounge and not do their job while the OP waited awkwardly on the toilet.

CheekyRaccoon 27

Yea I knew that, I was making a bad joke, perhaps I should've made that more clear.

You definitely need to let the management know about that. That is incredibly unprofessional and leaves a bad reputation for the hotel/motel.

jenn2119 9

the hotel, motel, holiday inn? :)

ViviMage 38

Your minibar, your tab. WTF that is so unprofessional to steal your beer and add it to your bill. Complain about stealing drunken staff

I hope you make sure they get in trouble for that. That's ridiculously unprofessional, and awkward for you!!!

hoosiergirl94 31

Did they not realize someone was in the bathroom?