Alright, this isn’t hugely parenting-related, but I’m at a blogging conference — Blog Business Summit where I’m actually co-chair and a presenter — and am staying at the beautiful, historic Palace Hotel in downtown San Francisco.
When I got here, I opened the closet to hang up my clothes and was surprised to see an ironing board and, sitting on the floor, an iron.
But, um, who actually irons in a hotel room?
Here I am in a hotel that’s over $200/night, with 24 hour room service, a full concierge, and a one hour laundry service (admittedly, not a cheap one hour laundry service, but still) and chock-a-block with high-powered business people.
So, again, who irons at this hotel?
In fact, if I were into conspiracy theories, I’d wonder if there wasn’t some curious collusion between iron manufacturers and hoteliers. I mean, think of the millions of hotel rooms around the world: how many of them have ironing boards and irons sitting in the closet, untouched for years at a time?
Having said that, yes, I used the iron this morning to remove the creases on my shirt — after all, I’m speaking twice today — perhaps breaking the trend of months going by without anyone touching an iron in the hotel.
How about you? Do you use the iron in a hotel room, or is it just something curious, an oddity in the closet?
By the way, I’m delighted to see that there are lots of attachment parents and parenting bloggers here at this event! So far, Jim Turner, well-known as the author of “daddy blog” Genuine Blog, and I have had a lovely discussion last night with Shylah and another blogging parent (though I don’t recall their blog, alas!)