The minibar smiles, so does the electric fly catcher
Although minibars are nice if you don’t want to go out or call the kitchen just for a can of Coke or some nuts or such kind of snacks, or some other drinks, there is not much difference between the minibar in the hotel rooms and an Electrical fly killer. Both attract inexperienced creatures, of the respective types, and later electrify it. Although this might not be the interpretation for most of the people out there but I like to think minibars in this way! The minibar is placed in a position in such a way, it looks like it is smiling at you and telling that “it’s okay man, take one, it’s casual, just have some stuff”. The face behind the smile is uncovered at the time you discover the discrepancy on the bill and your calculation of the bill at the time of check out. There are sudden checks for the minibar. A Nazi SS officer knocks the door, you let him/her in, he/she goes to the minibar, 5 secs, goes out. I feel like “OmG! If he/she detects something missing even it is not!!”. A hectic job for the guy/gal inspecting the fridge at such short time. If you take something out, later when you enter the room after an outing, and ta-raaa!! The items are replaced! Once in Novotel, Cairo 6th of October City, at the time of checkout a person travelling with us was told that he took a bottle of water from the minibar, although he hasn’t. Even after telling that he haven’t taken the bottle out, the guy in the reception told that he did take out a bottle because they saw an empty bottle of the same brand in the room. Then there was a somewhat heated conversation between the person in reception and the person travelling with us. He didn’t pay for the bottle which he actually didn’t take. I have also seen a minibar saying “Hey, you can keep your clothes in here!” it had no power and nothing inside, but the box was still there.
The concept is really nice, I hope to get one of this under my work desk were I can store all sorts of goodies and fetch them whenever I like to have some.