I can’t control my urges.
I resisted till nearly midnight. Then, while my wife was washing her face, I casually mentioned that I might put out the SPG Make a Green Choice Door Hanger, hoping the words would slide down the drain without notice.
The water stopped. The moment of silence was foreboding. Then came the familair, “All you care about is points, I want to enjoy my stay!!!”
SPG Make a Green Choice at participating hotels grants 250-500 points or $5 dining credit for every night, up to 3 in a row and excluding check-out day, that you decline housekeeping.
Seldom do you have couples where both have a miles & points addiction. Usually one is hopelessly ensnared and the other tolerates the antics to varying degrees depending on their perceived payoff. SPG Make a Green Choice rears itself at the moment when the partner finally thinks they are safe to relax, the quiet moment to unwind before bed. Then they see their partner skulking out into the hallway at midnight to place the door-hanger.
Or the next afternoon, with the room still a mess, they hear, “Well, I thought you cared about the environment as much as I. For shame,” delivered with a look that doesn’t think the line will be bought.
Readers, what are your SPG Make a Green Choice escapades? Can you resist the allure of those points?