Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Opus 2019-149: Translation Service: Save the Planet

The tasteful little plastic placard gave a heart wrenching plea:  SAVE OUR PLANET.  Who would not want to be a part of that?  What they wanted you to do was reuse your towels instead of getting a clean one when housekeeping came in to do the room.  It sounds very righteous.

Let me translate that for you.  You should understand that as meaning, “Save our bottom line”.  Washing towels costs money and forces the hiring of workers.  That reduces the profit margin.  So please, reuse your towels.  It makes sense to corporate management.  They can save money, virtue signal and appear woke.  A good deal when the only one to give anything up is the traveler.

If they would only give me a discount for using a dirty towel they might have me on board.

It overlooks the fact that one reason I enjoy staying in hotels is the fresh towels every day.  At home I don’t have that luxury.  Too expensive.  My wife screams even if I do the laundry myself.

homo unius libri


  1. Glad to know that you're "saving the earth" at home! - lol

  2. Each of us has to do our little bit. At least that is what my wife says but I wonder why it is always my little bit.

    Grace and peace


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