Flat White

A note under the door to hotel quarantine whingers

3 April 2020

12:00 PM

3 April 2020

12:00 PM

We are seeing a tale of two types of human right now. 

On the one hand, we have “influencers”, social media bums and elite celebrities with more money  — or at least more Instagram followers — than sense. They’ve busily been posting images of themselves in baths filled with rose petals, showing off the generous displays of catered meals they’re enjoying from their 15-bedroom, 46 bathroom mansions, sunbathing topless on yachts off Biarritz, clubbing in Mykonos or in a lotus position in Bali ( just to show that they have their spiritual side. 

Memo gullible “journo” and whinging princess: veganism is a choice.

On the other, we have rough sleepers who are actually glad to be offered a stay at a five-star hotel.  

Cruise ship passengers and a raft of folk currently “suffering” through life in hotel gowns at taxpayer expense, are taking to social media to whinge, whine and hurl their toys out of their poor-me prams.  
Meanwhile, The Australian reported, “a group of rough sleepers are grateful to have been booked into a five-star Perth hotel to get them off the streets and away from infection.” 

There are various initiatives running around the world to get the homeless off the streets and into accommodation, in desperate attempts to protect them from this pandemic.  

The UK is running a “Covid Care” model, which is seeing the homeless temporarily homed in London hotels.  

Now, a similar concept is running here in Australia.  

It’s reported there are around 800 rough sleepers in Perth. 

Nearly 30, aged over 50, who are considered high risk have been booked into the high-end Pan Pacific Perth hotel. The guests, who have previously included are being housed on up to four floors of the hotel.  

Pan Pacific Perth general manager Rob Weeden said, “I have been in the hotel industry for thirty years, and this was one of the most rewarding days I’ve had.” 

Note to the influential whingers, zip it. Now is not the time to chase likes, seek attention or play your tiny violin, we are not interested.  

Our hearts are with the most vulnerable right now.  

Illustration: Hotel Intercontinental Sydney.

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