Man asks hotel staff for a ‘game to pass the time’ – and they didn’t disappoint


A man who shared a hotel’s hilarious way of responding to their unconventional demand has gone viral.

TikToker Tommy (@tommymodeactivated) was supposed to stay at the NOVOTEL hotel in Melbourne for a few nights – but before he arrived he emailed the staff, in which he asked them to “hide” an apple in his room to “take his mind off of work.

“Hello, I’m going to stay two nights with you from Thursday 10/31 to Saturday 11/2 and I was wondering if I could ask you a favor?” he wrote in his message.

“It might sound a little strange, but can you please hide an apple somewhere in my room so I can find it?” I travel often and these little games help distract me from work and reduce my stress levels.

“The apple type is not my concern because I like them all,” he continued, although he admitted that he “didn’t really like” a “Papple” (a pear / apple hybrid apparently ).

He then signed the email, “better, Tom.”




The hotel responded later that day saying they would do their best to accommodate their request – and they didn’t disappoint.

When he got to the hotel, the lady at the front desk “laughed” when she saw his name and said “are you the apple boy?” Before telling him that five apples had been hidden in his room.

After putting down his bag, he found a handwritten note on his bed, which read: “Dear Thomas, the house is where the apples are hidden and the water is in plain sight. Let me know how many apples you find. . Franzi, “- and so on the hunt began.

He found the first apple in the safe, the second under the bedspreads, the third in the refrigerator, and the fourth in a drawer on the nightstand.

But after looking “far too long” for the fifth apple, he gave up.




The next morning, when he woke up, he continued his research and finally found the apple hidden in the kettle.

The video has since gone viral, garnering 9.2 million views, 1.8 million likes and nearly 7,000 comments from people who praised the employee’s efforts.

One person said, “It’s good customer service.

Another wrote: “Great way to get free snacks. “

A third put: “She really went above and beyond for this one.”

“Omg, why does this make Mrs. so happy?” A fourth asked.

Someone in the comments claimed to know Franzi, the lady who hid the apples and said she was a family friend.


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