Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Anthropological Notes From a Hotel, Part 1

The hotel offers a bagged breakfast for those guests who check out and depart before the regular breakfast starts at 6:30 a.m. The bag includes a bottle of water, a piece of fruit, a breakfast bar, a piece of hard candy, and a paper napkin.

We have a regular guest, a long-haul trucker, who stays a couple of times a week. He likes to avail himself of the bagged breakfast option, since he typically leaves at 4:30 a.m. Most of the time I'm back in the office doing paperwork when he departs, and he grabs two of the bags. On two different occasions, though, I've been out at the front desk when he departed, and those two occasions he only grabbed one bag.

Interesting how behavior changes when you are, or think you are, being observed, huh?

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