When Business Traveling In London, Watch Out For Naked Sleepwalkers

Travelodge, which runs more than 300 budget business hotels in the UK, is training its staff on how to respond to the 70% surge in the past year of naked men sleepwalking through their hotels: “One tip in the company’s newly released ‘sleepwalkers guide’ tells staff to keep towels handy at the front desk in case a customer’s dignity needs preserving.” The sleepwalkers have been reported asking questions like, “Where’s the bathroom?,” “Do you have a newspaper?” and “Can I check out, I’m late for work?”

Frankly, we’re skeptical of the whole thing. If you’ve ever been hit on by a businessman—especially a naked one—you know that those are normal come on lines, right up there with “Let me show you my PowerPoint” and “Paradigm.” But Travelodge is naive enough, apparently, to think the ruse is legit. When asked why 95% of the sleepwalkers were men, a spokeswoman answered, “We have more men staying with us than women.”

“They sound more like zombies than sleepwalkers…” [Reuters]
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