LAD Finds Solution To Plug Sockets Being Far Away From Hotel Bed
Arriving at hotels, for Brits, is never as easy as it should be.
In a perfect world, when arriving in a Premier Inn or something similar, we'd just check in, head up to the room, unpack and that's that. However, we like to drag out that process so that the whole thing becomes a pain in the arse.
It usually starts at the front desk, where the service is inadequate. Following that we get to the room, where, if there's no tea, coffee, milk and a kettle, shit hits the fan.
Then there's the view, the people in the room next to you, the positioning of the bed and the distance between it and light switches and plug sockets.
This Premier Inn room is ridiculous. It's outdoors and there's sheep in it. Credit: PA
One guy decided to eliminate the latter part of that complaint, by completely rearranging the room so the bed was next to a plug so he could charge his phone.
Jake Archer often works away from home, staying in budget hotels a lot, but comes across the same "first world problem" in each of them.
Recently he reached the end of the rope with the inconvenience, as his phone dying, or him having to get out of bed in the morning to switch off the alarm was too much of a ball ache.
The 32-year-old Brummie got to work moving the double bed from its usual spot, aligning it with the dressing table in the room at a Premier Inn in Bridgend, Wales. I mean, he blocks the main entrance, which is also a fire exit, and the bathroom, but hey, at least he can check Twitter.
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"It drives me insane. I think this is one of those first world problems that a lot of people find very annoying," Jake said.
"The alarm goes off and your phone is on the other side of the room so you have to jump out of bed - you don't get to use the snooze button.
"As many people do, I like to lie in bed and check through all my social media pages before I go to sleep but I can't do that if the plug socket is on the other side of the room.
"Every phone battery only lasts about a day nowadays, so most people charge their phones overnight and many people like to have their phone next to them.
"You have to choose between charging your phone and being out of the loop with social media or having the phone next to you and having the battery die."
Despite what does look like a task filled with far too much effort for a bit of extra charge, the beds are on wheels, so it wasn't too hard.
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Plus, the whole thing started out as a joke in Jake's group chat. Still, it made him sleep easier at night.
He said: "It made my stay that little bit easier. I was in the prime position though, not only could I charge my phone but I didn't even need to leave the bed to put the kettle on.
"If I needed the toilet I could just roll out of bed and into the bathroom. It was brilliant."
There are some rooms which do have plug sockets next to the beds, however not all of them have been upgraded yet.
A Premier Inn spokesperson said: "We know many customers like to charge their phones in bed and while the vast majority of our rooms do indeed feature bedside plug sockets, that's why we're already in the process of upgrading the remaining few."
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