Charitable Execution: A Nice Job If You Can Get It

Hidden in plain sight in the story Hotels taking fresh sheets off room-service menu, we get this tender nugget:

Barbara Huberman wants fresh sheets on her hotel bed every night.

She’s annoyed that a growing number of lodgings are now changing them less often. “It’s ridiculous,” says the executive for a Washington-based charitable organization who stays up to 100 nights each year in a hotel. “I have always looked forward to that feel of clean pressed sheets every night. At $200-plus a night, I think I deserve this.”

That sure looks like $20,000-plus a year from the charitable organization’s budget to get this executive into hotels where she thinks she deserves clean sheets every night.

Here’s the charitable organization: Advocates for Youth. Its goals:

Advocates for Youth is dedicated to creating programs and advocating for policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates provides information, training, and strategic assistance to youth-serving organizations, policy makers, youth activists, and the media in the United States and the developing world.

Ah, one of those charities, whose goals is simply to advocate that someone else take action. Right, then. Carry on.

(Link seen on Outside the Beltway.)

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2 thoughts on “Charitable Execution: A Nice Job If You Can Get It

  1. She’s just now noticing? A Holiday Inn in central Jersey I’ve stayed at on a semi-regular basis has been doing this since 2002 with no discernible effect on my sensibilities.

    (They charge rather a lot less than $200 a night, but that’s another issue.)

  2. We always ask for the new towels and sheets. It’s what we’re paying the $100 a night for.

    Also, free soap.

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