In the latest manufactured crisis, radical environmentalists are at it again attempting to make your travel experience even more difficult and annoying.
This time they’re attacking hotel mini shampoo and shower gel containers – all in the name of “saving the planet” and protecting the baby seals, or something.
However, in reality, the hotels are the ones saving money from this faux environmental crisis, meanwhile, we travelers are still expected to fork over our hard-earned cash to pay for our rooms – which are becoming less and less comfortable with the eco-craziness.
Sure, hotel execs love to stand on their soapbox and pretend they’re doing something to make the world a better place. But in reality they are just cutting costs, lining their own pockets, and pushing the burden to us.
And the latest campaign to no longer provide mini shampoo bottles is no different.
In fact, some radical leftist politicians are even trying to pass legislation making it illegal for hotels to carry ‘em.
Yes we’re serious – you just can’t make this stuff up.
This latest hysteria is all in an attempt to “save the planet” (whatever that even means anymore) where even taking a shower the wrong way is now offensive to some liberals.
The Environmentalist Trend Is Dominating Travel
Hotels continue to jump on the “environmental” conservation trend by making guests feel guilty for just about everything.
Need a plastic straw for your drink? How dare you!
If straws are available, you’ll most likely get the paper version – that will all but disintegrate in your drink.
From shaming guests for asking for fresh towels each day, to reducing water usage in the shower to barely a trickle, it seems as if each hotel is competing with one another to be the most “eco-friendly”.
And now the race to eliminate mini shampoo bottles is the next collaborative endeavor of execs at major hotel chains.
And if you think the ban on shampoo bottles won’t actually succeed in reality – guess again.
Marriot has already said they will eliminate all plastic shampoo, conditioner, and shower gel bottles by the end of 2020 and replace them with the wall mounted options.
Other hotel chains have made similar commitments to reduce their toiletries drastically in the next few years.
And if radical leftist politicians have their way, this trend will soon be mandated.
Gross And Unsanitary
Squirting out some mysterious liquid mounted in a sketchy container on a wall and smearing it all over our bodies is not appealing.
I mean… it’s not even slightly tempting.
To start – it’s grossly unsanitary.
Think about how many dirty hands (or other body parts) have touched the same lever you’re using to cleanse your body.
Sure, hotel staff clean rooms quickly to prepare for the next guest – but do you really think they are taking the time to sanitize the container holding your soap?
I wouldn’t bet on it.
And that’s just the handle or pump.
If you’re brave enough to look underneath where all the water and soap scum collects, you’re bound to find black slimy bacteria… which will make its way onto your body as you are simply trying to take a shower.
And that’s just the outside of the container!
Do you even know what bacteria lurks inside? Or what you’re putting all over your hair and body?
In theory, if you use the mystery shampoo on the wall, you’d expect to get shampoo.
But these days, people are crazy and they tamper with everything.
One girl learned this lesson the hard way when she bought a bottle of conditioner from Walmart – later to learn the conditioner inside allegedly had been mixed with hair remover, reported Fox 10 Phoenix.
Sadly, she found this out after she washed her hair and it started to fall out in clumps.
And you better believe the same type of shenanigans will happen with “communal” hotel shower gels and shampoos.
Whether it’s a teenager playing a prank, or a truly deranged individual who likes to harm people, there’s no guarantee you’re actually getting what you think is in the container hanging on the wall.
And even with all that aside, what about those of us who actually like these little shampoo bottles, not only for convenience but because we’re thrifty enough to use them for other reasons?
Each year, I gather unopened mini shampoo bottles from my fellow traveling friends and prepare hygiene care packages for trafficked women in El Salvador.
Other friends I know collect them and use them locally to provide hygiene products to abused women in shelters.
But leave it to the environmentalists to not think things through and consider the repercussions caused by their hysteria.
And finally, this latest gimmick isn’t only gross and unsanitary – it’s just annoying.
These days, it seems all liberals have to do is throw a temper tantrum and host dramatic sit-ins and businesses suddenly cave to their ridiculous demands.
From the child “environmentalist” who is refusing to go to school and shaming Americans for taking a vacation with their family on a plane, to the hysteric folks who fly with squirrels and pigs for “emotional support”.
But for the rest of us proud American travelers—after we make it through TSA groping us, and after we survive our plane ride that has now become a zoo? Now we can’t even check into our hotel and take a normal shower!
And we don’t like having to pack extra stuff in our carry-on bag (especially since liquids are restricted to 3oz and under) that we’re already essentially paying for with the cost of our hotel room.
What’s next to go?
Hair dryers, because they use too much energy?
Lights put on timers?
Compost bins in our room for food waste?
The bad news is this “environmentalist” trend isn’t slowing down. Things are only going to get more absurd.
So get ready folks.
Do you use the toiletry bottles provided at hotels when you travel?
What are your thoughts about hotels seeking to ban individual shampoo and shower gel bottles?
Tell us your thoughts in the comments below, and be sure to share this article with all your friends!