The Best Seat in the House

December 21, 2006 at 12:04 am 1 comment

Tonight is my last night at the Hotel at Old Town in Wichita.  I’m really enjoying the hotel.  Some of the amenities I haven’t quite used– like the full fridge, dishwaster and stove that reside in my room.  But some of the items, I really find fascinating.  Tonight, I walked through all the floors of the hotel just to look at and read that captions about the historic photographs hanging on the walls.  My walk was accompanied by the sound of a fountain in the lobby and the soothing, live piano music they have every evening until 10 PM.  The workout room is top notch here and empty– which makes it even better! 

There has been one item that is a bit baffling.  That’s the placement of the television.  The TV is in a nice hutch enclosed by doors.  Pretty typical.  But, these doors only open 90 degrees and they don’t slide back into the hutch.  As a result, if you aren’t at the right angle, one of the doors is in the way.  The last couple of days, I noted the issue while laying in bed.  Luckily, all I really am in the market for is listening  to Law and Order, so I just roll over and listen away. 

From the bed– the left door obstructs the view.

This evening, I picked up a meal from a local restaurant so I could enjoy a new episode of King of Queens.  I cleaned off the table/desk and discovered that now the other door was obstructing my view.  No biggie.  I ate where I was at and could still get the gist of Doug Heffernan’s antics.

From the table/desk.  Now the right door obstructs the view.

A little while later, I had to go to the restroom.  A perk of staying alone is you don’t have to close the bathroom door.  It was then that I discovered the toilet was exactly the right angle to see the TV.  You were a little farther away– but neither door was in the way.

From the toilet— the angle is just right!

I gotta wonder.  Was this by design? 

Entry filed under: Kansas, King of Queens, Law and Order, toilet, Travel.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Clint  |  December 21, 2006 at 3:40 pm


    doors are stuipd

    people use them to try to make it “look better”, but it’s just another system of control and conformity

    look where it got them — decreased functionality

    oh, but at least you don’t have to see that “ugly” tv screen

    Humans make no sense to me.

    Remove all doors, including glass doors around entertainment centers. Doors for cosmetics are stupid.

    devil’s advocate: the doors on my entertainment center were useful during the drywall phase of our construction 🙂 but bags were needed ANYWAY so i question the value-added-ness……


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