by Lillian Csernica on May 25, 2018
Today’s fortune says:
Laughter shall fuel the spirit’s engine.
LET THERE BE LIGHT
Kyoto. Nice hotel room. More like an apartment.
Could not figure out how to work the overhead light. Little reading lights by each bed.
Found what looked like an upright card reader where a light switch would be.
Stuck my room key in, light came on, pulled my key out. A minute later the light went out. Rinse, repeat, about three times.
Called front desk. Explained problem. They were puzzled. Sent a guy to check.
He put my key card in the slot. Light came on. He didn’t see any problem. Why?
HE LEFT THE KEY CARD IN THE KEY READER.
That was the secret! Once I removed the key, as I would if I was leaving the room, then the lights would automatically turn off about a minute after I’d left the room.
I have rarely felt like such a total bonehead.