Shame On You Reality TV
I can't believe what's on TV these days. The latest show to "get my goat" is "Hotel Hell" on Fox-TV. You get hotel tips from host Gordon Ramsay. In a press release we got from the network, Ramsay says the most disturbing thing they found while taping the show was where we rest our head. In one hotel, they removed the pillow cases and flashed a black light on them for 30 seconds. He says they were "horrified, literally horrified" by what they found. And they went into some pretty expensive hotels. And it's not just the pillows. There was one hotel where the bed cover hadn't been cleaned for 18 months. If you're not real good at math, that's a year-and-a-half!
Producers also found certain rooms were grosser than others. They suggest that if the hotel is willing to upgrade you to the honeymoon suite, don't take it. Use your imagination why. Why do networks insist on airing shows like this? I'm already so weirded out by the "20/20" piece that ran a few years ago that I refuse to take off my shoes when I stay at a hotel and I won't touch the TV remote or light switches until I've had a chance to wipe them down with an antibacterial solution.
Another thing I insist on doing is taking the comforter off and putting it on the floor. Now with this information about the pillows, how am I suppose to get a good night's sleep? I guess I'm gonna have to start hauling around my own pillow. But, if that's the case, I just as well go out and buy a motor home. That way I'll know for sure when the bedding was last washed. It's either that or sleep in a van, down by the river!!!