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I'm Asking: Would You Hire a Human Bed-Warmer?

I'm Asking: Would You Hire a Human Bed-Warmer?

This program takes turndown to a whole new level. Select Holiday Inns in England will offer a special bed warmer — no, not a heated blanket or water bottle . . . a willing staff member. Noting that the hot bodied occupant (sorry, couldn't resist) will be out of the bed before any guest gets in — because that would be even more sketchy — the warmer will also be clothed from head to toe.

Even bundled in an all-in-one fleece sleeper, the sheets will not be washed after the temp reaches the required 68 degrees Fahrenheit so warm-blooded germaphobes beware. While there's no mention of additional fees as of yet, since the program just rolled out with five-minute, free intervals, would you sign up or shell out cold, hard cash for a preheated bed?

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Spectra Spectra 7 years
God, no. That's so creepy and weird. Besides, my husband and I can warm a bed pretty dang quickly...especially in a hotel!
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 7 years
Hell no. This idea creeps me out!
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 7 years
roaring, i totally agree. It's bad enough that I have to get out of bed once a day, let alone every few minutes. A pre-warmed bed by a heating blanket would be nice, but this is just gross, and I'm not a germaphobe at all.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 7 years
Renees, I was also wondering about the timing. I don't think I'd hire someone to do that, simply because I can live with being cold for a few moments.. it's not so terrible that I would want to bother someone for it, especially if they're doing it for free. But the thing that I can't stop thinking about is how crappy of a job this is! Those poor bed warmers have to lie in a cold bed and never even get to enjoy the warmth once it finally gets there. That would annoy me very much after a few days!
Renees3 Renees3 7 years
i just don't get this. The person leaves right before I come in? And who just comes to a hotel and rushes straight to the bed? I feel like by the time I was ready for bed, it would be cold again. But really I don't want it warm to begin with, that just weirds me out
kimmieb124 kimmieb124 7 years
No, absolutely not. I heard about this on the radio last week, and I think it's disgusting. Aside from the risk of sketchy behavior, there is the health factor. I know hotels are germy anyway, but I at least counted on my sheets being clean. Even if the person is covered from head to to, he/she is still breathing their germs around the pillow where I'm going to put my head. This person could potentially be carrying H1N1 or even just a common cold. I'd rather have an electric blanket or take my chances on the cold sheets.
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