They say ignorance is bliss, and a new thread on Reddit has some folks wishing they were still ignorant as to what goes on behind-the-scenes in some industries.
It all started when a user posed the question, “'What dirty little secret does your profession hide that the consumer should know?,” and then the floodgates opened with over 8,000 responses sharing things you’d probably rather not know about the food industry, hotel industry and more.
For example, one restaurant worker shared, “The larger the menu at a restaurant the greater the chance your food was frozen and just reheated,” while a chef at a pizza place noted, “the more toppings you order the fewer of each you actually get while still being charged the same price per topping.”
Those seem innocent enough, but when hotel workers started chiming in, things got gross. “Most of the time the comforter is only changed when visibly dirty,” one hotel manager posted. “Always take off the comforter and use the blanket in the closet, or ask them to bring you one.” A former housekeeper seconded that, noting, “Previous housekeeper. Can confirm. It's disgusting,” with another adding, “unless they were visibly dirty they only wash them once per month. Sometimes less during down season.”
Meanwhile a sign language interpreter revealed about his colleagues, “A huge amount of them are underskilled and uncertified. When they don't understand a Deaf person, they will simply make up a translation and the deaf person never hears it. The writer says the damage is worse than you think “It leads to a lot of hearing people thinking a lot of Deaf people are morons," the poster adds. "And a lot of Deaf people distrusting and being frustrated by hearing people patronizing them.”