Well...I'm trying to figure out if the hotel I've been staying at provides excellent customer service or if they are stalkers. Here's what happened. I arrived at the hotel late on Monday night and as I arrived, all of the staff at the front greeted me by name. Okay...not too weird, right? Well, I was hungry so after getting situated in my room, which I'm pretty sure wasn't clean, but had no proof. The chair wasn't pushed up to the desk, the couch looked like someone had sat on it, the card about changing the bedding wasn't exactly where it has been every other time I had been there, but oh well. I then headed down to dinner. Here's where it starts to get a little weird...
My waitress (who I have NEVER before seen in my life) greeted me by name. Hmmm...weird, but okay. I'm still not completely freaking out. So. She brings me my dinner, which was fine. But she keeps staring at me with the biggest eyes I have ever seen. I mean seriously, where did she get mascara that makes her eyes look like that? They were creepy eyes...I'm pretty sure I've seen her before. In an episode of Criminal Minds or CSI--I think she may have been a dead hooker in an alley. How do I ask if she's a part time star working as a waitress at Hilton? And she proceeds to tell me they've missed me since I wasn't there the week before. Now it's getting a little weird. She asks if I'm going to be there weekly again. Uh. Okay. How do you know that?!? Then she asked if I wanted coffee with my usual flavored creamer. Uh...I've never ordered coffee from her so unless she watches me get it in the morning, she shouldn't know that! So, I pretended that I was completely engrossed in my book and decided right then that I would NOT be eating in the restaurant again.
I rushed back to my room. A little weirded out, but whatever. Maybe they were just trying to be nice. So, I work until 1:30 in the morning. Tons to do. And I'm tired of sitting so I plug in the computer next to the bed. As I move out the night stand, I see a tissue behind it. Not used, but a tissue. Ewww. Well I sure as hell wasn't going to pick it up, so I left it. So...my eyes are burning, so I decide it's time to go to sleep. I climb under the covers (which appeared clean) and can't fall asleep. I move the pillow and smell old lady perfume. Then I move the other one and smell Old Spice. Seriously. I'm so grossed out, but afraid that if I call the front desk, freaky eyed girl will show up to bring me new pillows. Did I mention that the temperature of the room was set on hell? I turned it to 50 and it wouldn't cool down. Night from hell.
The next morning I have meetings to be at, so I head out after showering. I get back after work and as I'm walking up to the hotel, what do I see through the glass? Creepy huge porcelain doll eyes and a big smile. Yeah. Not eating in the restaurant tonight! She kind of calls out my name as I get walk in so I pretend I'm on the phone and do that smile/wave so it doesn't get uncomfortable for either one of us. I head up to my room and everything is where it should be. Including my toothbrush. I always put it away because I'm a little grossed out that the person that cleans my toilet may then move my toothbrush when cleaning the vanity. And do they remove their gloves? Or use my toothbrush? Okay...back to what I was saying about the room.
I plug in my computer and check behind the night stand...tissue still there. But the weird part is that they changed my pillows. I smelled them. And I hadn't remembered to put the, "Please change linens" card on the bed. I then head to the bathroom. Here's where the REALLY weird things start to happen....they changed out my toilet paper for better toilet paper. As in generic for Charmin. I mean quilted, really nice toilet paper. Okay...I've moved up from Blue status to Silver, so maybe toilet paper is part of it. I don't know. But then I look again. And...THE ROLL IS USED!!! It's like half full. And my roll the day before was 1/2 full, but cheap toilet paper. How weird is that???
This was all very stressful, so I felt that I deserved Chocolate. I ordered room service and who should appear at my door? CRAZY EYE GIRL!!! Thankfully I was on the phone with my best friend and she prevented me from having to speak to her. Weird. Stalkerish. But whatever. I locked my door. But then I started thinking...they have to have a way to get into the room if someone dies in there, so they probably have a device to open those latch things. What if crazy stalker girl has one. And wants in my room to watch me sleep. AAAHHHH. So. I'm getting ready for bed. And I hear whispers outside my room. Is it haunted??? VERY bizarre. And there wasn't anyone outside the room. I checked. Not sure what was going on, but I'm a little creeped out...and I have to stay there again next week.
So, what I'm trying to figure out is, have they just learned my habits and are providing excellent customer service and I am being completely paranoid...OR...are they stalking me and watching me when I sleep???