Yesterday I texted Kat & Miss M asking what, beyond the obvious, did “furnished” apartment mean. I then listed things that were in the apartment and asked what I was missing. Miss M responded that it needed a can opener (forgot to include in the list). Kat responded with links to sites advising folks how to set up AirB&Bs. Boring, boringer, boringest.
Every single one of these sites tells one that beige is the best color for everything, do not have personal items on display, for God’s sake do NOT have religious items laying about, and decorate with as much flair as a slug. I disagree. I like to see a little personality and local nick-naks or color about. Granted, a couple of B&Bs we have stayed in took this too far. The one filled with Cabbage Patch Dolls was creepy. The one featuring the bison and stuffed with so much stuff collected on the owner’s travels that you had to walk single file through the lanes was a bit much, but still, if I wanted to stay in a place with no personality, I’d stay in a hotel.
The sites about furnished apartments were the same. One of them even counseled that people who let furnished apartments are told to make them boring so if you rent one, bring your own pictures, etc. to liven the place up. Geeze.
That’s all I’ve got this morning.