What hotels can learn from Hugh Jackman’s trouble with his hotel microwave
Part of the appeal of staying in a hotel is that it’s not home. But when you can’t figure out how to work something (TV, washing machine etc), the novelty wears off pretty quickly.
Hugh Jackman, who is nearing the end of a two week stint in hotel quarantine in Sydney, took to instagram to get some help from his followers.
Between videos of him trying to catch blueberries in his mouth, there’s a video of the hotel’s microwave.
"The struggle is real. Morning 11 in quarantine and I STILL can't figure out how to make the microwave go longer than :30!!! #4moresleeps," he captioned the video.
"This is my microwave and I still don't know how to … When I press start, I get 30 seconds and I just keep pressing it every time because I don't know how to put on more [time]," he said.
"Can someone please explain? Please?"
His followers soon came to his rescue, advising him to just hit the button again to get to his desired time.
But here’s the thing: I’ve stayed in loads of hotels and as technology has crept further into our lives, it has grown increasingly difficult to know how to operate even the most basic of things. In Japan, I’ve had porters escort me to my room and try and explain how to work things, but I’m usually wanting them out quickly because who wants to be in a room with a stranger any longer than necessary. Surely hotels could provide quick how-tos for some of the more complex items in a room.
And while the lovely Jackman could probably have used his star power to find other means to heat his food, apparently he’s not wanting any special treatment, a blogger staying at the same hotel posted.
"Little Hugh update: The nurse who called this morning said [Hugh] is good and he has been great and insisted from the start he is treated the same as everyone else."
Love this guy. Here’s hoping his meals are warm enough for him.
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