A woman has demanded $3,000 in compensation after a hotel worker entered her room after midnight in order to deliver a platter of fruit. The hotel maintains it did no wrong and has refused not only compensation, but even to formally apologize.
Hotel Worker Entered Into Woman’s Room At Midnight…To Deliver Fruit Platter – Now She Want Compensation
The incident took place at the “All Seasons” Hotel (lol) in Hohhot, China (located in China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region). Apparently, the hotel was short on housekeeping staff and sent the night security guard to deliver fruit platters to each room. He elected to make his deliveries..around midnight (as one does).
According to the guest, named Ni, this led to an unfortunate encounter:
“At around midnight, I heard a knock at the door. I asked who it was, and a man answered that he was serving fruit. I said I didn’t need it because I had already gone to bed to sleep.”
But he entered anyway, according to the woman:
“However, he still opened my door using his key card and entered my room. I was really scared because the room was dark. Only the light in the bathroom was on. I kept asking him what he wanted and telling him I didn’t need the fruit. After about 20 seconds, he walked out.”
This left Ni “traumatized” and she is now seeking CNY20,000 (about USD3,000) as well as a public apology from the hotel. But the hotel is not in the giving vein.
The hotel owner, known as Zhai, has accused Ni of blackmailing his hotel and taunted her to take the hotel to court if she did not like his refusal to apologize or offer compensation.
“It was a bit late because he was delivering it all by himself, on one floor after another.”
But the Beijing News caught up with a hotel manager who admitted, “What he did is really problematic. He knocked on the door after 11pm. It’s inappropriate to do it after 10pm, let alone 11pm.”
Jokes aside, no one wants their hotel room door opened up at midnight when you are not excepting anyone. That’s why I always use the deadbolt or chain lock. $3,000 seems like a maybe a decimal places off (or two), but it’s not like this was a non-issue.
When was the last time someone burst into your hotel room?
(H/T: View From The Wing)
There is usually a little chain in the door that you can attach to the little metal piece by the door frame and that would make it very difficult for anyone to enter the room unless they break the door. Maybe some can teach her how to use that. It is not for decoration.
I get the inconvenience and would not be happy myself but asking for financial compensation makes this story very suspicious.
He was lucky he wasn’t shot !! She told him she didn’t need fruit. He then used a card to come in anyway. Traveling alone or with my husband I would have been terrified. 3000.00 not nearly enough. Seriously many people in the U.S. travel with a gun. Need to re-train employees. They should never unlock a hotel door when they’re told I don’t want something. At the very least an apology.
This was in China…. No guns allowed.
She shouldn’t have to put a chain on she should be able to lock it and sleep. Shut up moron!
I agree And they entered after refusing the midnight ” snack” come on. I expect privacy and a sense of security. Come by in the morning it would be more appropriate
Hey Shane: I used to work at at a hotel-There were many times I accidentally walked in on someone, only because they were supposed to check out and had to see if they really did. But in this case you’d never want to disturb a guest especially at that hour. If they said you tell them I will leave it all wrapped up near your door— and if they want it – it would be near the door on a tray waiting for them.. But I’d never pound on there door at that hour. And for everyone here’s some advice don’t ever use the ice buckets and if you do put a plastic bag inside it as a liner.!
Sorry to break it to you but outside of Roach motels and 2 star hotels most don’t have a chain on the door. You probably just don’t get out much I’ll take it.
I can recall two incidents being walked in on during the day by housekeeping. One of those times I just exited the shower with the bathroom door open.
I often forget to use the chain or latch during the day as I’m not expecting anything like that. But I should learn by now! It’s not unheard for housekeeping simply knocking then immediately opening the door without awaiting response.
Both times this happened was in Asian hotels. But I just brushed it off as I’m not that modest about such things. In both cases the housekeeper was more alarmed than I was.
But if I were a woman and a man entered I think it would be much different (at the risk of being called sexist these days).
I respectfully disagree. The encounter was harmless, but truly violating.
Matthew, it’s great that you use the bolt and lock. I do too, and advise everyone to do the same. But let me tell you something. No really does mean no and that should always be respected. “Get out” really means “get out.” It does not mean “just do what you gotta do and then get out” it actually means “get out.”
No physical harm was done, but she was invaded. She felt violated and the hotels’ response was simply unacceptable. I would say that a lawsuit is in order if she wants to do this, but I would also advise no one to stay at this hotel if they don’t care about this invasion. An invasion of privacy has no price tag, her decision to seek this amount of money was a good faith expression of how this “harmless” invasion made her feel.
I personally would not have gone as far as she did, but I am still siding with her until I get more facts (I.E. if there was a noise complaint or a real safety issue). It is not my idea of proper compensation, but I am fully supportive of her decision to stand up for herself, much, much more than I think that the amount was extreme.
P.S. Dave, I don’t care if she’s vaccinated, and yes, the point of saying that was to get you going, not to add anything substantial to the conversation. I look forward to you finding me in Chicago after looking me up and finding out I wear the special glasses. 😉
No thanks Alan, I’ll pass on Chicago. Be safe out there!
But you never did answer why you think the unvaccinated are a risk to others. Instead you walked away because your stance cannot be defended by science. It appears to just be a belief of yours against people who won’t do what you feel they should.
By the way, you seem like a great young man, I’m glad you didn’t allow your disability to define you. So no, it’s not personal and I wish you well.
As for the story above in question, I’m with you. Shouldn’t have ever happened but it did. As Matt suggested a smaller amount seems reasonable but we have no idea how a court in a foreign country would see it.
@Dave Edwards: I must correct you, buddy. I choose not to answer your vax question for two reasons: 1 you know the answer, and 2 because it doesn’t matter what I’ll say, I’m not going to change your mind. You have already made your decision, so I’m not replying for your benefit. I reply to your spurious, ridiculous, foolish, conspiracy-laden trash in hopes that others won’t take it seriously. The stuff that you, and way too many others, write is literally the reason why people are still dying from COVID today, this doesn’t have to happen! No person should ever listen to you about this subject, you harm and you kill and my hope is for that to stop. P.S. you’re right, I didn’t, and won’t, answer your question, because the answer is so obvious that even you, despite your obvious intellectual misfortune, should be able to answer just by looking at the CDC, WHO, or any reputable MEDICAL journal. And by questioning your intellect, I am actually giving you the benefit of the doubt and being kind to you, since the only alternative would be to question you as someone worthy of respect as a human. As far as I am concerned, you’re just another murderer since you don’t care a lick about how your actions affect anyone else. Dave, I’m done arguing with you. I’m not done replying to your posts, but the sole aim of doing so is to trash your message and hopefully make someone who reads it think twice, not to engage with you. If I were you and had two brain cells I could put together, I would stop commenting on here because everything you say that has any untruth will be called out as such and you’ll be made to look the fool.
Alan, with all due respect, experts and celebs are changing their tune.. what do you make of that specifically?
In an unexpected twist, the outspoken pro-vaccine cartoonist behind the famous comic strip Dilbert has admitted that when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccines he “lost” and those skeptical of the jab “won.” https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/the-anti-vaxxers-won-dilbert-cartoonist-admits-he-was-wrong-about-covid-jabs/
@ECH: Same for you too. Everything I said to @Dave Edwards holds true for you as well. It may be factually correct what ECH is saying but has no place on the internet and is meant to harm. Lifesitenews.com is no reputable source.
I’ve been trying to reply to you but it’s not working.
Alan.. this division is not working. Both sides need to come together on this. The unvaccinated do not hate the vaccinated. But you hate us? Why? It needs to stop. My entire family and extended family and some friends are vaccinated. Do I hate them? No. I’m concerned, actually, as I am for all of the public who received these mRNA cocktails. As more studies come out about the dangers and major issues, I do believe the vaccines will be pulled from the market eventually — it’s only a matter of time — despite it not being nearly soon enough. Reputable journals have published many issues, JAMA and more. We need to just accept the facts instead of shutting down the conversation. If the goal is truly to save lives — two weeks to stop the spread — then why aren’t we saving lives now? Why did we (over)count COVID deaths and cases, but we can’t do the same for the vaccine injuries and deaths? Now we have the spike protein being found when we were told it was instantly eliminated from the body.. Google this: “Circulating Spike Protein Discovered In Blood of Children & Young Adults With Vaccine Induced Myocarditis”. I recognize that is difficult to realize that you were lied to by just about every world & thought leader on this, and I understand many have shame or embarrassment in realizing that, but it’s nothing to be shameful or embarrassed about. Trust me, it was extremely traumatic to watch this play out to mankind as someone who knew better. I’ve lost a lot of sleep about it and I genuinely understand that people were brainwashed and coerced into this. But the fact of the matter is that this massive fraud was perpetrated against humanity, and now we have to deal with that. I know we have argued personally on here about this, but I don’t think you’re a bad person. I apologize for my mistakes. That being said, we can’t keep ignoring the elephant in the room. The only way out is through.
I have to admit, waking up today being called a “murderer” wasn’t on my list.
As for this quote “ It may be factually correct what ECH is saying but has no place on the internet and is meant to harm”
That says it all about Alan’s position. The truth doesn’t matter to him and it has no place.
Those who don’t agree with his views are killers, regardless of what the science says. Wow, just wow!
GROW UP…..you people are truly psychotic. Still kicking and screaming about being asked to get a tiny little prick in your flabby arm or from being asked to wear a little piece of cloth that might help someone else. Your cowardly narcissism and selfishness are pathetic and embarrassing, and show what small, insignificant people you are. Real adults are able to see the bigger picture, and outside of their bubble. Shame on you for repeating the nonsense you so clearly know it is, and shame on you for ignoring science.
Go live in Russia or North Korea…..you’ll fit right in there.
Josh Yoder, a commercial pilot and co-founder of USFF, told The Epoch Times he believes the FAA’s changes are “a ticking time bomb on a level like we’ve never seen,” and that they increase the odds that a pilot’s heart condition will go undetected, which increases the risk of an aviation disaster. https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/faa-pilots-ekg-test-limit-covid-vaccine-injuries/
In exclusive interviews with The Defender, more commercial airline pilots discuss COVID-19 vaccine injuries and the “hostile” industry environment injured and unvaxxed pilots must navigate. https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/pilots-injured-covid-vaccines-airlines-mandates/
Shocker, it’s the non traveler who keeps showing up at travel blog LALF to spout more vaccine misinformation and lies.
@Matthew, shame you let this keep going on.
Oops, those two stories above were for a different article comment. Anyway, Michael, not really sure where to begin with you or your comment. It is estimated that 5-10% of people (and seemingly way more..) are lost forever and will never see the truth. Don’t be a statistic. And let’s not act like the vaccines solved world hunger. Japan just announced COVID will be treated COVID like the flu — about time. Since this is an aviation blog, perhaps read the stories about the vaccines impact to pilots in aviation. We have safety concerns. Heart health is of critical importance. We want our pilots safe and healthy. Some of us are just trying to keep it a free and safe country. Apologies this is so offensive to you and so many.
@UA-Smith, please provide an actual counter argument on what is lies and misinformation, so the specific points can be debated. If any thing I post is incorrect, I will concede on that point, of course. I’ll keep waiting.
VACCINE KILLS THATS THE TRUTH
AND ALL YOU BRAINWASHED LIBS NEED TO WAKE UP OR U CAN GO GET A BOOSTER
WHATEVER U THINK IS RIGHT KNOWING WHAT U KNOW NOW
IF YOU STILL CANT SEE VACCINE IS KILLING EVERYDAY THEN U ARE BEYOND GETTING YOUR SENSE BACK
SCIENCE TAKES TIME SO I DONT TRUST SCIENCE UNLESS ENOUGH TIME HAS HAPPENED
NOW GROW UP AND PLEASE WAKE UP
While I agree that Covid vaccines save lives and misinformation will do the opposite, your post is quite condescending and offensive, and I am afraid would be more likely to work against your stated objective.
Save lives needs to be in context, something Alan refuses to see. They possibly save the life of the individual getting the vax, mainly in cases of preexisting conditions. They seems to be the consensus of most scientists now and is hard to disagree with for most.
Where the issue comes in play is when there are still people like Alan out there stating those who chose not to get the vaccine are a risk to others. That claim has been proven wrong and those who stated the vaccinated can’t spread it have changed their tune.
Why Alan is so adamant in his hatred of his fellow citizens is unknown. But he has certainly proven himself to be an angry individual that can’t defend his position with science so he quickly went to insults.
To be fair, we all have our moments of going to insults.. I’ve obviously been offensive in the comments and regretted it each time. We all make mistakes. Also, it must be very triggering to hear the truth that the house of COVID cards is falling down. We’ve got people financially invested, we’ve got people who are have new health issues since being vaccinated, we’ve got (many) people who have died suddenly. It’s a lot. People are angry. We recently moved into Aquarius season and we are also in the Age of Aquarius. The change in energy from earth to air can be upsetting to those who are not in tune with energy. Plus Mercury and Mars both just ended their retrogrades, but effects are lingering. People are triggered and most are unable and/or unwilling to see the truth. Sorry to bring astrology into this, but it’s interesting to me that it aligns with the collective experience.
When it comes to other commenters and writers who are adamant about not seeing another perspective, I think of this quote:
“The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you’re inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it.”
–Morpheus, The Matrix
I disagree with this part of the quote: “and that makes them our enemy” — as we are all headed to the same place anyway. Death. 100% chance for us all. We’re all just in this journey walking each other to that reality. But we can try to influence healthy living while people are still here. The COVID vaccines are not healthy living.
Wow “dude”, I’d get some anger management and attitude adjustment from the closest, affordable shrink in your vicinity, the projects. You need some serious therapy…I mean…truly sociopathic. No one wants your opinion. You run your white-trash life and get every vaccination that can be pumped into your uneducated, trailer trash self and allow the other people on this planet to decide what they can and cannot do with their bodies. The flu has killed far more people in its ongoing history than Covid. I’ve had Covid twice and I barely knew I even had it. I’m called fit and healthy. I’d much rather have Covid than the flu. You and the other brainless sheep don’t bitch about worldwide mandates for the flu shot…never did…so bluntly, head home from the bar and Asian massage parlor (where man cater to other men) to your trailer court and simply stfu. Did you even complete sixth grade? Highly doubtful. Oh…and when the Antichrist returns, I’m sure you’ll be the first to attempt to pass a law that all the unvaccinated are put in front of a firing squad. It’s people like you who should be the first disciples of evil to be….exterminated. I’m sure you got your monkey pox vaccine as one of the promiscuous who needs it. Remember “dude”, it’s all or nothing…so get every vaccine that the pharmaceutical companies “put out”, pun intended, so you’re meeting the governmental requirements to be one of the stupid, obedient, mindless sheep. To say “complete moron” is far too complimentary. Ciao…oh wait, I’ll need to define that. Ciao is hello and goodbye in Italian…and define means to provide an explanation or definition of a word or phrase. Oh, forget it. You’re just too stupid for anyone to even address, “dude”.
At a Marriott conference center I developed a migraine in the afternoon. Maid finished with room. Closed drapes to make it dark & was quietly resting when three guys entered the room loudly talking. No knock just came in. They were in the bathroom. I got up, walked down the hall. Only one guy was in a maintenance uniform. So I’m in the dark hall with my phone , a boot & a headache. “Get out of of my room!” Apparently I frightened them as the ran off. Maid was exiting another room & called for assistance. I marched to reception now with a angry blistering headache.
I believe I had the deadbolt locked. Housekeeping mgr now is also at desk. She too is angry about maintenance guy. We never found out who was with the maintenance guy. I returned to my room. Hours later I found a pass key thing on the floor (it was a card with a metal key sticking out of the end). Returned to front desk.
Does maintenance have pass keys for the deadbolt? When I checked out Marriott had comped the 4 day stay & housekeeper left a $100 gift card for me. Never asked for anything.
Someone has the keys..
Heck, a former boyfriend and I had had another hotel guest come into our hotel room, with a key card, in the midst of an intimate moment between my bf and I. We didn’t raise a fuss, I felt sorry for the older man. Obviously the clerk gave him a direct key because we hadn’t been checked in long. But if I had been alone at midnight…. yea different story. But I’m not money hungry and wouldn’t ask for more than a good explanation and apology.
Hopefully you still let the ex boyfriend finish. Or maybe he couldn’t perform after the interruption and maybe that’s why he is the Ex.
A male front desk clerk got the mistaken impression that I was gay and used his master key to enter my motel room in Rehobeth Beach. Fortunately I had used the chain lock. When in a hotel there should be an absolute guarantee of freedom from employee sexual predators.
Oh I thought this was a Dewey beach thing.
I’ve stayed in hundreds of hotels and years ago learned to always use the chain or deadbolt. There are just too many people in a hotel that have keys to every room, and I’ve had too many hotel workers (maids, engineers, managers, etc.) walk in unannounced at all times of the day/night.
Several years ago at the Hotel Hemingway in San Jose , Costa Rica I was woken up by the sound of a key being inserted into the lock of my hotel room door. Then I saw the deadbolt slowly turn. I jumped up and quickly opened the door and there was the night desk clerk with a large ring of keys in his hand. I told him to leave and then propped a chair against the door and went back to bed. Complained about it to hotel staff the next morning and was told to hang out to talk to the manager, but I had a bus to catch. Later at home, I bought a metal device at REI to place between the door and door sill to prevent the door from being opened. Still traveling.
Please let me or someone else proofread for you!
$3000 and an apology because her door was opened by a hotel employee delivering fruit!! Why didn’t the woman have the chain lock/fold over door lock set? That is why those extra locks are there. I have had housekeeping come by to clean, they opened the door and the chain stopped their entry. I thought everyone locked the door with the deadbolt and the chain…. This was completely the woman’s fault. She should have secured her door.
Also, the woman could have used her “do not disturb” door hanger before going to bed.
Was it Hunter Biden?
Just stupid comments like Cerulean Blue and the rest of the crazies or did anyone actually try to offer a solution?
I sleep well knowing this device protects my hotel door from people coming in, with or without door chains, etc.
DOOR JAMMER PORTABLE DOOR LOCK BRACE for Home Security and Personal Protection (DJ3 travel size) https://www.amazon.com/stores/DoorJammer/page/364A584C-5F5C-4792-B9EE-6CD640BC3BE5?ref_=ast_bln
I also travel with a portable carbon monoxide detector.
This could easily have been a misunderstanding due to the language barrier. $3000 for this is a shameless cash grab.