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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureEtiquette · 1 month ago

Is it tacky for 2 teenage boys in a 2-bed hotel room, to make a 3rd boy sleep on the floor instead of giving him one of their mattresses?

Let’s say a sophomore and junior class go on an overnight field trip.  One of the sophomores, who is very unpopular, has no one to room with him.  So the teacher volunteers two of the juniors to let the sophomore room with them, much to their dismay.  When the three of them are ready to go to sleep, neither of the juniors give the sophomore their extra mattress (each bed in the hotel room has a second mattress underneath).  So the sophomore, who’s sitting in the hotel’s chair, kindly asks them, to which they both nonchalantly say no as they get into bed.  So he tries to fall asleep in the chair, but eventually lays himself out on the floor, with no pillow, sheets or quilt as well.  If the sophomore tells his mother what happened, and the juniors are given detention, was the sophomore a snitch?  Or were the juniors raises with no manners/class for treating the sophomore like a dog?

Update:

Keep in mind that the parents of one of the juniors gave the sophomore a dirty look every time they saw him at school events, as they apparently were on their son’s side — from their point of view, the sophomore should’ve defended himself.  So they felt that their son did nothing wrong.

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  • 1 month ago

    the teacher should have gotten an extra cot from the main office or had the staff put in an extra bed. they weren't thinking at all. 

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  • 1 month ago

    No tacky, just not nice.

    Yes, the boy was a snitch.

    The boy has to learn how to stand up for himself and to take a pillow and comforter.  This scenario is very common -- just ask any kids how are on travel sports team.

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  • Foofa
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    1 month ago

    The Sophomore is an idiot for not telling the chaperones what was going on so that they'd force the older kids to share a mattress. Gotta love people who won't help themselves in the moment but then want to complain about it after the fact. 

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  • Eva
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    1 month ago

    There is not a second mattress underneath. That's a box spring. The teacher should have arranged for a cot with the front desk.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Sounds frankly like another made-up story.  Beds in hotels do not have an extra mattress.  He also could have called the front desk and asked for a roll in cot.

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  • 1 month ago

    The teachers should have ensured everyone had somewhere to sleep. Even if they had given him a mattress, he wouldn't have had pillows, sheets etc., so it still wouldn't have been great. Yes, the other kids should have given him the mattress because someone not being popular is no reason to make them sleep on the floor, but ultimately the teacher is the one with the duty of care to the students.

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