Workers at a chain of budget hotels are being given advice on how to deal with naked sleepwalkers.
It follows an increase in the number of guests found wandering around in the night with no clothes on. A study by Travelodge found there had been more than 400 cases in the past year, almost all involving men.
Sleep experts blame stress, alcohol abuse and lack of sleep for the disorder. The research, conducted in 310 Travelodge hotels, found sleepwalkers wandered all over the building.
A number had walked into the reception area asking for a newspaper or saying they wanted to check out. Travelodge said it was sending notes to its staff on how to deal with the problem.
The advice includes keeping a supply of towels in reception to help preserve a guest's dignity.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Say what? A study by the Travelodge hotel chain claimed there had been more than 400 incidents of nude sleepwalkers in their establishments in the past year, almost all involving men. So, of course, they have to set up a special training course for their staff on how to deal with these types of situations. How'd you like to shoot the training video for that one? Here's more from Fox News:
My eyes! When will the madness with these calenders of over-the-hill women posing naked behind cleverly placed props end? Now, members of Rural Women NZ's Winchmore Branch in Canterbury are getting into the act. Here's more from Stuff:
A group of rural women have raised more than $26,000 for breast cancer research by selling a risque, rural-themed calendar.
Inspired by the 2003 film Calendar Girls, members of Rural Women NZ's Winchmore Branch in Canterbury stripped off to pose in sheep pens, hen houses, and woolsheds.
The "tasteful" 2008 calendar sold out with over 2000 copies sent around the world.
Ms January, Maureen Maginness said their support for the cause came about as several RWNZ members had been affected by breast cancer.
"We aimed to raise $15,000, but raising $26,000 is an amazing amount of money. It's a wonderful thing our members have done."
She said the women had fun working on the calendars.