This past weekend, while at the Ritz Carlton in Orlando, I needed to use the little boys room. If you have never been to a Ritz Carlton hotel you are missing out. They are really fancy and the bathrooms are no exception. Since most of you have never been in a men's room, let me tell you about it. The walls are covered with marble and the floors are imported tile. There is usually an attendant in the men's room, keeping everything nice and tidy. There are no paper towels or any those air hand dryers. Instead they have monogrammed cloth towels to dry your hands. Then they also have perfume dispensers in case you need to freshen up your after shave. Sometimes they have a tip basket in case you want to leave one. The toilets were fancy designs made my American Standard.
Now on that same day, we went to the Worlds Largest Flea Market in Daytona. While there, I had to use the little boys room. See a pattern developing here? Anywho, when I entered it I was surprised to see an attendant there as well. The walls didn't have any marble on them but there was press and stick tile on the floors. Strangely enough they had the same toilets that were in the Ritz. (make a note, invest in American Standard toilets) Also just like at the Ritz, there were amenities available to the rest room patron. Instead of a paper towel dispenser the attendant had pulled the paper towels off the roll and folded them on the counter. And there was one of those air hand dryers but it wasn't working. There was also a bottle of old spice there in case someone wanted to freshen up their after shave. But this guy went one step further. He has placed some mints on the counter beside his tip basket. Talk about class. While I was in there, he happened to see a friend outside and not wanting to leave his post, he simply opened the door and held it open so that he could stand inside and talk out. Of course by holding the door open, he allowed everyone walking past too see in and there were lots of people walking by. I am guessing he was in training for the Ritz job but in my opinion he had a long way to go.
Oh and about the Ugly mug contest... I am not bitter for not winning. I am simply going to beat that ugly mug of mine with a sledge hammer this evening when I get home. I may even video tape the destruction. :)Unless of course someone wants it.
No more contests for me. Well unless I am sure I will win.
Have a nice day,