Good Idea from the Bloomington Holiday Inn
In 2005, I was traveling in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania when eight inches of snow fell overnight. I woke up the next morning with a funeral to attend. I got dressed, packed up all my clothes and went outside to discover that rental cars do not have ice scrapers. I had to improvise. In a nice skirt and decorative shoes, I stood out in the cold and scraped snow of my car using a Dasani water bottle.
Flash forward to 2007. When Katie and I were in Logan Lake, there was an ice storm one night. We found ourselves in a similiar situation with our rental car. Again, water bottles were the most convenient tool. (The Canadians subsequently told us that credit cards double nicely as scrapers).
Apparently I had told ZJ my ice scraper stories. As we were checking in to the Bloomington Holiday Inn near the Minneapolis Airport this past week, ZJ got my attention and proudly pointed to a sign at the front desk:
Awesome idea! Kudos to whoever came up with that thoughtful amenity.