100 Frequent Travelers Were Surveyed

As is stated on the “About” page, ThreadTripping is all about highlighting great conversations among travelers, no matter where those conversations are taking place. And in this instance, there is a fantastic conversation happening on another BA blog – Points, Miles and Martinis.

The premise, as put forward by The Weekly Flyer, is inspired:

I was watching family feud the other day and it got me thinking. If asked, what would your first answer to the question: What is the first thing you do when you get into your hotel room for the first time?

Firstly, I love that the concept for the discussion starter was Family Feud-driven. That in and of itself has got to be a first.

Secondly, I love the question. Myself? I tend to check out the view and test if the window opens as the first thing I do when I enter my hotel room. But would this be my Family Feud answer if I tapped the buzzer first, my family behind me awaiting my answer with bated breath – 1/5th of several thousand dollars being at stake. Not to mention the pride of winning “The Feud”.

But mostly, I love the answers posted by commenters on the blog:

First thing I do is flush the toilet. If that doesn’t work, I want to know BEFORE I have to use it. ~Brian L.

Take photos for the inevitable TripAdvisor review. Then clean the remote. ~Rye

Take my trousers off. ~ Traveller

That is just three of the 15 comments at the time of this writing – and almost every person’s must-do-first activity is different, and reasonable.

The only problem with this conversation – I still don’t know how I’d answer the question under the pressure of the Family Feud studio lights.

Image by Daniel Oines. CC BY 2.0.

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