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Why do the hotels in Europe contunue to have two single beds stuck together?

Why do the hotels in Europe contunue to have two single beds stuck together?

May 13th, 2003, 09:01 AM
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For sure bunchargum needs to get a grip-on his bed at home! Don't travel to Europe!!
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May 13th, 2003, 09:51 AM
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Many beds in American hotels are hard and lumpy but the problem is worse in Europe with those silly single beds.
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May 13th, 2003, 10:20 AM
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It's funny, because I look for twin-bed doubles... at home, we've had 2 twins locked at the frame for 20 years now... looks like a king but works better if you keep different hours. Any other bed and we feel like it's caving in the middle.. or maybe we just need to drop a few pounds, haha...
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May 13th, 2003, 11:25 AM
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I have always really appreciated the two twin beds stuck together, because you don't have the middle of a double bed sagging. Many medium to lower priced motels in American have this problem and I don't like sleeping (trying to sleep) in them.
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May 13th, 2003, 11:46 AM
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You might see European hotels as hopelessly behind the times but they're actually ahead -- far ahead -- of the times.

In the 22nd century, we will have smaller bodies, without the need for large beds, and our heads will have grown so large in order to accomodate our brains that they will act as their own pillow. We won't have need of 100 channels of cable TV, high speed internet, or voice mail, since all of these will have long been integrated into our brains by the Ministry of Sticking Things Into Peoples' Heads.

So European hotels have actually gone forward and moved into the 22nd century.
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May 13th, 2003, 11:52 AM
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Capo, you are Funny!!!!
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May 13th, 2003, 12:09 PM
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Capo, my head isn't that big yet but I am sure that I am already a victim of the Ministry of Sticking Things into Peoples Heads
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May 13th, 2003, 12:47 PM
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I just want to follow up on Bootman's post to clarify the definition of a "French double"...this is not actually 2 beds pushed together but a mattress equivalent to approx 3/4 of a double bed--larger than a twin (usually 40") and smaller than a double (usually 55"). I believe the name "French double" comes from England but these beds are spread across the continent as well. (An d not really adequate for more than one person.)

The 2 twin beds pushed together as almost always called some version of "matrimonial double" are are actually more equivalent to a king bed in size.

Thank you all for the opportunity to share this otherwise useless knowledge, for the edification of us all!
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May 13th, 2003, 01:28 PM
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It's probably better than two toilets stuck together.
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