David Pescovitz at 3:00 pm Wed, Jul 30, 2008
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Pretty standard at Disney too.
Agent 66, only if they are folded in such a way as to seduce me. I must admit it would take a lot of seducing or beer to make me hump a sheet.
Here you go, THEWILLOW:
I can see what you mean!
T’other Half and I took a holiday in Sharm-el-Sheikh last giftmas. The hotel staff were always doing this – snakes, cats, etc. folded out of the towels. We kept tipping ‘em, and they kept getting more creative. Very cool.
it’s cheaper just to make a mummy out of an actual indentured worker.
I’ve had this done on the two cruises I’ve been on, and I can’t say I’m keen on the staff touching my personal stuff, like sunglasses. Some candies on the pillow is enough for me.
The last cruise I was on, not only did they make the towel animals in our room every night, but on the last day of the cruise they had a ‘Towel Animal Making Class,’ and sold Towel Animal Making books (how could I resist?), so now I’m just -waiting- for someone to come visit me so I can fold their towels in whimsical ways … everyone needs a good towel monkey …
You mean there has been this whole hidden towel-and-clothes-folding world all this time and I didn’t know? I feel like I’ve just discovered that woodwork exists. Or something. Now I know about it though, I agree with the ex-German hotel worker – all a bit scary.
Someone find a link to Carnival Cruise’s towel “Seals” — Everyone I’ve met who has seen one thinks they look less like and animal and more like female anatomy.
I’ve never been on a cruise, so this was news to me! I dig it!
I thought the PC term was “southwest asia”?
That’s what they taught us in “oh god please don’t sue us” public schools, anyhow.
This entire comment was a joke.
aww, that’s so sweet and kinda cool, but,I JUST WANTED TO GET MY BED MADE! WTF?!?
I was in Barnes and Noble the other day and they had a book/kit on towel art – had a book, 2 towels, and googly eyes included in it.
Here’s some links:
I worked at a resort hotel in Germany as a maid and I had to arrange peoples pajamas like little people. Lay out the shirt and the pants together and make a little waist. I thought it was totally creepy.
yea, lol, really neat but does she have to undo them everytime to make her bed?
This is fairly standard for many cruise lines – though often they use extra towels / cloth napkins and don’t overly disrupt your actual linens. There are a number of books for designs and methods
I need to fold a fake person in my sheets every night or I can’t sleep, you know sense of security… *tear falls down cheek*
This made my day!
JustAVoice, I hear ya. Maybe even two fake people.
I want to learn how to do this so I can freak out hotel maids.
Yes, like Lizardman says, this is fairly standard. I was recently on a cruise, and they’d even use things from the room, like sunglasses, or a plush stuffed toy I had, in the little scenes.
They made those amazing animals on the Royal Caribbean cruise I was on with my family last fall, I bet they’re not that unusal a feat for people working for gratuities.
Gonna take a guess here…
King Faud’s Paddle Steamer, on the Nile.
I had the exact same sculptures on my bed when I was on it a few months ago, and the beds look the same too.
The person ‘sculpture’ scared the cr*p out of me when I got back to my room. I thought some one was in my bed waiting for me *wink*.
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