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The Stupidest Thing I Have Ever Encountered In A Hotel.

by Anura Guruge

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This was at the ‘Machias River Inn’, in Machias, Maine, last week. On the whole quite a nice & salubrious motel — with large, clean, spacious rooms. Yes, I got one of the better ones, on the 2nd floor, with a river view.

I was going to be staying for 3-nights so I opted to unpack & hang up my clothes — rather than just living out of my bag (which I what I do on shorter stays).

Then I encountered this clothes hanger setup. You could immediately tell that it was fairly new & not cheap.

Do you see the flaw?

No, I did not take off any hangers. That was the full set.

I talked to reception about it. No one had, ever, mentioned it before. They knew it was fairly new & that the owner had picked it.

I happened to mention it to the Maintenance guy with whom I became quite friendly. He had installed — ‘within the year’. He had noticed IT, but it not feel that it was his place to say anything in that the owner had picked it.

How stupid & short-sighted can you be.

It is also not a sexist thing. Women, especially up here in New England, wear pants.


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Acadia National Park 100th Birthday, Friday, July 8, 2016 — In 18 Pictures & Few Words.

by Anura Guruge

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All taken with the Fuji X-T1 I rented.

Attribution WILL be enforced.

Acadia National Park 100 years Anura Guruge Fuji X-T1

Sieur de Monts spring Acadia National Park Anura Guruge Fuji X-T1

“Sieur de Monts” spring. The park was established on July 8, 1916 as the “Sieur de Monts National Monument”.

Mother Earth’s Creations Pow Wow artifacts Anura Guruge Fuji X-E2s

Jordan Pond Acadia National Park Anura Guruge Fuji X-T1

It was definitely very low-key, unstated and there were no fireworks of any sort. The Visitor Centers had some small stickers and tattoos with the Centennial logo lying inconspicuously on the counter while the main center, at Hulls Cove, and the gift shop at “Jordan’s Pond” had some Centennial merchandise. I, as is my wont, spoke to a few people and they had no idea that they were visiting the Park on an auspicious day. Once I told them they were, as was to be expected, tickled. The locals knew but were not making a big deal about it. One motel in Bar Harbor updated their roadside notice board to wish the Park a happy 100th birthday. That was about it. It wasn’t a great day weatherwise. Though there wasn’t much rain it was overcast, gray and gloomy all day. But we still had a good day — since it is neigh impossible not to enjoy yourself while in Acadia.

So that was Friday, July 8, 2016 on “Mount Desert Island” — Acadia National Park

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by Anura Guruge