There was a time when sailors would gloat about “having a girl in every port”, and now, thanks to Aberdeen’s Skene House Suites, businessmen may soon be able to boast about “having a pillow in every hotel”.
The scheme, which – somewhat ambitiously – claims to be “Scotland’s first pillow-sitting service”, says it will “lovingly look after the favourite pillow of regulars until their return visit”. That’s right, it won’t just be thrown in a cupboard, but “lovingly looked after”.
For those of you, like the Diary, who are worrying that you haven’t been giving your favourite pillow enough time or affection, this is apparently done by wrapping the pillow in tissue paper, name- tagging it, and storing it in a safe place which has the soothing sounds of panpipes played 24 hours a day.
The scheme was inspired when staff at the guest house noticed a customer regularly packing his own pillow with the luggage.
However, the Diary doesn’t find this behaviour so odd. It has regularly packed away a pillow case after staying at various hotels around the world. Only it is usually stuffed with complimentary toiletries, towels, bathrobes and the contents of the minibar.