Keep your duct tape, it’s electrical I need!

Hotel rooms are notorious for excessive light! I mean who can sleep with all those red and green LED lights flashing? It’s like setting up camp in the center of a lit Christmas tree. There’s also the beaming light from the hallway security lights, the parking lot street lights and let’s not forget the neon Booty Call Lounge sign flashing next door. Do we have room darkening curtains? Yes, of course and they would work great if there wasn’t a 2 inch gap at the bottom and a 6 inch space between the wall and the rod at the top.

So to remedy the problem, after filling the gap at the top with excess clothes that don’t fit in our three drawers, electrical tape comes to the rescue. You know, the black tape that doesn’t get nearly the credit it deserves.  It’s perfect for the job.  It doesn’t leave a sticky residue. It can be removed and reapplied  from the trouble spots daily, it’s cheap, easy to acquire and can be easily cut to fit.

Now I know there will be detractors who say that covering the green blinking light from the carbon monoxide detector or smoke detector (whose light shines out like a one eyed monster and gets brighter from midnight till 4 a.m.) is not a good idea but honestly, I sleep with a very smart engineer who says it’s safe. Think of the possibilities: microwave and stove digital clocks, computers, phones and on and on.  It’s no wonder we are all sleep deprived!

So go ahead, get out that electrical tape and scissors and get busy. You will have a good night’s sleep tonight!

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