On two out of my last three trips I have gotten verrrry lucky.
First, two weeks ago. I was ready to go, feeling good because I was leaving a bit early for once, and took one last look around my hotel room. Satisfied I had gotten everything, I grabbed my bags and walked down the long hallway to the elevator. I walked out of the elevator on the ground floor, going through my mental checklist once more, and realized I didn’t remember packing my PJs. I paused, thinking it through. Drat! They were in the bathroom. Even though it was a little embarrassing to go to the front desk and explain I had left my PJS upstairs, and since I had also left the keys on the desk I had to get a new one, I was very glad that I remembered while I was still at the hotel and easily able to get my stuff.
Today, I enjoyed a delicious lunch before heading to the airport. I paid the bill, and double checked to make sure I had gotten the receipt and my credit card out of the folder. Because I had an hour drive, I hit the ladies’ room before leaving. As I walked out, my waitress ran over to me. “Ma’am! Your credit card!!” Which evidently I had left in the folder, despite double checking it.
So what’s the deal? In both instances, I gave a cursory check and then moved on, but didn’t actually search. Two weeks ago, I looked around my hotel room and poked my head in the restroom, but didn’t actually look behind the door. Which was a bummer, because that’s where my jammies had fallen. Today, I didn’t check under the restaurant’s copy of the receipt, which was where my credit card was. I think I’ve been so busy lately that I’m just running from one thing to the next, and not taking the time to fully complete things. It could also be possible that I’ve been traveling for so long that I’ve gotten complacent. Either way, you can be darn sure I will be double and triple checking for my stuff from here on out!!
Readers, have you ever forgotten anything at a hotel?