• The Snark Urge@lemmy.world
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    If you’re not maniacally ripping every minute of theoretical fun out of your vacation with an insane timetable that begins at 0500, you’re probably rich enough that your dietician has you fasting intermittently.

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      I am thinking about it the other way around. Most people consider vacations as a chance to get rest, because they are working starting 5 in the morning for the rest of the year.

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      That’s the conundrum - for many people anything that follows a timetable is not fun per definition.

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        You will not find that I have said so. Hope this message finds you comfortably hungover and ten-fingered this Roswell Day

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    You got me fucked up if I’m waking up early on my master approved break from wage slaving. I’m waking up at noon and I’m having a bowl for breakfast.

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          high up in the hotel because the club level’s breakfast has an omelette station.

          After smoking marijuana of course

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            The smoked marinara dipping sauce is a regional favorite, complementary offered at all meals to the hotel’s guests.

            After inhaling thc vapors purely for recreation of course

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              The gnc flavors of vitamins go well with a healthy bowl of fresh fruit for your daily nutritional and fiber needs.

              After freebasing an eight-ball of crack cocaine of course.

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                Freeshotting the 8-ball without cracking the pool table cloth.

                After smoking a blunt while listening to Bob Marley of course.

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    We’ve let morning neurotypicals rule over us for too long!!

    It is time to rebel & rebuilt!
    (But a bit later, it’s like 9am here)

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      I honestly aggree. I arranged my shit quite well, started working late, worked till it’s late. It is how I like it, I get really productive at ~15:00 till ~19:00. Now my children go to school (therefore I have to get up early) and they banned working after 18:00 at my company (thanks labour union, I get what you wanted to do, but you screwed me). My productivity dropped so much it stresses me out and I am constantly tired, because I don’t sleep enough.

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        Same - I’ve basically forced my employer to de facto let me work whenever I want.

        I mean, they just like the output they get and with literally no drawbacks, so it’s especially shitty knowing that I’ve basically been fighting some … traditions?

        Its literally just full on discrimination (as classification I mean), it’s just too much of a dispersed problem to gain attention & we are all brainwashed (starring late is considered lazy yet finishing early isn’t).

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      Rebel now. Rebuild … ah, let’s rebel first and then take a nap or have a snack. The rubble will be needing to be rebuild tomorrow still.

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        No, we rebuild when normies are sleeping so when they wake up everything is already different, scheduled changed, work hours flexible, any reference to time before noon punishable.

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    And a sign up that says YOU MUST NOT TAKE THINGS FROM THE BREAKFAST ROOM!

    Yeah, fuck you. Pockets full of churros.

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      ahh that brings back my memory of sneaking out lettuce from the hotel cafeteria so I can give it to the local perfume & tea shop keeper’s tortoise, talking with the locals is the best

      look at this tiny big chomp :)

      tiny tortoise eating cafeteria lettuce

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    This is why you don’t pay for breakfast (if you have the option), wake up late at your time and go discover a local spot and some food to eat as breakfast/lunch item.

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    You know another way you’re not allowed to be lazy on vacation?

    If you get an AirBnB, you have to clean the place before you leave.

    Hotels have cleaners who clean your room so you can leave it a mess. I shouldn’t have to do chores when I’m on vacation. One of many reasons I prefer hotels.

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      Only reason I use an AirBNB is if it’s a unique location where there are no hotels (like a cabin in the woods on a river or something) but I agree, I only book ones that don’t have a ridiculous checkout policy.

      I also hate that private equity has taken over towns with short term rentals making the rest of us pay more in rent.

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        We once used it back when it really was just individual people with extra places renting them out short-term when we stayed in New York, but that was like 2009. And then my mom insisted on paying for one when she went with me to the Mayo Clinic earlier this year, but at least it was just someone renting out the bottom half of the duplex they owned and not a corporation… but yeah, unless there’s just not another good option, I’m not doing AirBnB when it’s my choice.

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        What is the cleaning fee for?

        It goes towards the owner’s next single-family home that they’ll turn into a rental

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    Our vacation days generally consist of stalking the area for good food and doing tourist-y things to fill the time between meals. My partner’s favorite thing to do during vacation downtime is to find more restaurants and cafes in the area for the next day, so hotel food is never a factor.

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        City vacations: restaurant hunting

        Nature vacations: grueling 6am deathmarch #87

        Beach vacations: binge drinking and washing sand out of things

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    The worst breakfast I ever had was at a Courtyard Marriott that was under renovation. Since then, I made a policy to find the best local breakfast diner any place I went, even if the hotel breakfast was included.

    Haven’t regretted it once.

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      That was how I learned Boston has no good breakfast spots.

      Also the hotel only served breakfast on certain days of the week? What the fuck is that about. But they gave me a free glass of wine when I got back to the hotel one night.

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        Europe is a pretty big continent…the breakfast you get in the Netherlands is going to be different to the one you get in France or the UK.

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          Italy vs. Germany. The only occasion where Germany wins against Italy when it comes to food. But Turkey is where the real breakfast kings reside.

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            Hold up- did you just say German food is better than Italian? I have never once in my life seen a German restaurant. Italian restaurants are all over the place

            Edit: apologies. I misread and that you said “is when it comes to food”. Sounds like I need to try me some German breakfast.

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              Sounds like I need to try me some German breakfast.

              German breakfast is good, but it isn’t the greates breakfast on earth. But Italian breakfast is terrible. It is basically coffee and some sweet pastry.

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                IDK I might be biased but what you described sounds like heaven.

                Meanwhile Germans fry sausages at every occasion, call that cuisine, and yet aren’t event the best in Europe at doing that.

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          Yes, but many big hotel chains have a buffet style breakfast that does not only include typical local food. For instance in France a local breakfast would be bread, croissant or other pastries, and a coffee, but you would also find scrambled eggs, bacon, cereal, etc.

          Smaller hotels will be more local though yes.

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            That’s a continental breakfast, and they’re popular in the US too, both east and west coast.

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          Okay I’ve had hotel breakfasts in literally those three and it was great. But you make a good point.

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        I don’t know what hotels you go to but my experience has been pretty mid across most of Europe. Bog-standard continental breakfast buffets. Croissants, orange juice, cereal, toast, all of mediocre quality.

        Not terrible as it is, but you can likely get infinitely better breakfast by hopping over to any cafe across the street.

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        Strongly disagree, I’ve stayed in a fair few hotels around the world. Best are usually US or Asia(not China)

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          Literally most places, and depends on what you like. I think anywhere in France is the tits for delicious food (try traveling outside of Paris as well).

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          I’ve been to Sweden a couple times, and the real food they serve in hotels or cafeterias versus the industrial processed eating product that we usually have in the US really puts us to shame.

          But that goes for many aspects of the culture. The whole, you know, respect other humans thing.

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        Can confirm, been to hotels all over Europe, even the fancy a la carte ones are fairly shitty if you dont need breakfast like a normie morning person.

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    It’s because they don’t want to give out free food (but want to make it seem like they do want to give out free food), so they will make it available only when people are less likely to go for it.

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      Free food? Since when is the hotel food free?

      Here you always have to pay for it even if you usually do it when booking

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        In the US several hotels will offer a “continental breakfast” included with the stay. I guess you could argue that it’s not really free, considering it’s factored into your stay at the hotel, but there is technically not a separate charge for it and it’s considered an “amenity”. I know that this is not necessarily common in other places, so I thought I would mention in case you were not aware.

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          I’d say you’re correct except now it’s more “used to offer”. In Europe it’s usually included and it’s a good spread, in the US it was a decent spread, then cereal and processed muffins, and now it’s… A Starbucks Togo you have to pay for

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    I don’t know where everyone is staying but I normally get a choice of single serve cereal bowls, bagels with maybe 3 types of spread, some type of juice, coffee, milk, and occasionally a selection of fruit. Everything is served with cheap plastic or cardboard not silverware, glass, cloth or ceramic.