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to think staff in a high end hotel should not have facial injuries as part of their Halloween fancy dress?

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Iris65 Tue 31-Oct-17 14:17:11

I understand people wanting to wear fancy dress for Halloween and to be sponsored for charity (although I don't know whether the staff here are actually being sponsored). However I am sitting in reception of a high end hotel waiting for a friend and the staff are in very realistic fancy dress. However, they are mostly zombie themed, horrific facial injuries, nurses in torn, bloody uniforms and open wounds. It is just so nasty.
I know some will call me out as a special snowflake, and talk about how its just a bit of fun, but this stuff is damaging and upsetting to many. Especially when there are so many other options for Halloween fancy dress.

Iris65 Tue 31-Oct-17 14:17:46


reetgood Tue 31-Oct-17 14:19:04

Do you think it’s truly upsetting for many? It would not have occurred to me that this is a problem. I don’t see the kind of hotel it is having anything to do with it?

SilverySurfer Tue 31-Oct-17 14:22:46

What an amazing life you must lead if this is all you have to worry about hmm

MrsJayy Tue 31-Oct-17 14:22:59

I probably would agree with you if I saw them, halloween costumes used o be witches and vampires now itis all special effects and scenes from a horror film the hotel staff can dress up without looking like something from the walking dead, halloween is meant to be fun scary not terrifying.

walkingtheplank Tue 31-Oct-17 14:23:55

I wouldn't expect it in a high end hotel.

I noticed earlier that some staff at my hair salon were in fancy dress. I'm going later. I'll be so annoyed if my stylist is dressed up.

Tryingtogetitright Tue 31-Oct-17 14:24:49

I agree with you. My little boy is terrified of the scary costumes and they're getting harder to avoid (in supermarkets etc). I have no problem with dressing up in fun costumes but I think it's all going too far.

MrsJayy Tue 31-Oct-17 14:26:09

I don't think any customer facing job should look like they have their faces hanging off tbh.

Sammysquiz Tue 31-Oct-17 14:26:21

What an amazing life you must lead if this is all you have to worry about

Where did the OP said this was all she had to worry about?

CanIBuffalo Tue 31-Oct-17 14:26:43

It's the high end hotel comment that's a bit off. Is it only posh people who need sheltering from the awfulness?

VladmirsPoutine Tue 31-Oct-17 14:27:55

I'm inclined to agree, those "damaging upsetting" costume should be confined to the reception desks of Premier Inn.

CanIBuffalo Tue 31-Oct-17 14:28:09

Agree with MrsJayy that it's out of place anywhere where people can't choose to avoid it.

blaaake Tue 31-Oct-17 14:28:15

Oh god

Iris65 Tue 31-Oct-17 14:29:44

The high end hotel comment was to illustrate that how far the terrifying, nasty and gory has become normalised. This type of hotel has higher standards of dress and expectation of staff - that is partly what makes it high end - so if they tolerate it, it suggests that the whole thing has become totally acceptable.

CanIBuffalo Tue 31-Oct-17 14:29:49

Well I'm off to a Premier Inn tonight Vlad so I'll look out for it there. wink

reetgood Tue 31-Oct-17 14:31:55

Totally overrun by fake zombies in those lower end hotel chains, obv


Do people genuinely find it distressing?

WickedLazy Tue 31-Oct-17 14:31:55

You're a special snowflake. biscuit

araiwa Tue 31-Oct-17 14:32:59

i couldnt care less about halloween but really couldnt care about this less either

Iris65 Tue 31-Oct-17 14:33:02

I use often use Premier Inn, they are really good. As I said I'm at this one because I am meeting a friend for coffee.

HamSandWitches Tue 31-Oct-17 14:35:40

Sounds like they have went high end on their costumes.

I had to get dressed up for 2 back shifts at work but it's for charity and raises a lot so I done it. I'm in my 40s, looked like a tit and was uncomfortable the whole 2 9hr shifts. To top it off something fell off my car on the way home at midnight, I was asked why I didn't get out and pick it up.

Because I was dressed up as a zombie fucking bride and was scared to go hunt on a country road for it.

WickedLazy Tue 31-Oct-17 14:36:12

Honestly, what do you want us to say? "Stop the press! People dressing up in scary/freaky costumes? On hallowen?!" hmm

Solasum Tue 31-Oct-17 14:37:50

I was taken aback earlier when I went into our bank to be confronted by costumed staff, including someone covered in blood, face paint, a ‘vampire’ in a corset and so on. Rightly or wrongly I feel that when I am doing business I want to be doing it with people who look like they are taking their job seriously.

steff13 Tue 31-Oct-17 14:38:07

Zombies are very trendy right now. They're the new vampires.

Iris65 Tue 31-Oct-17 14:38:32

It would not have occurred to me that this is a problem.

I'm pleased for you and those who agree. However, it often is a problem for people with a history of abuse and/or trauma. There are so many alternative fancy dress ideas this horrible stuff could be avoided

When I was a child remember a man who lived near us who went through agonies every Bonfire Night due to his PTSD. And yes, I also think that fireworks should only be at public displays on particular holidays too.

araiwa Tue 31-Oct-17 14:38:34

i would expect high end hotel staff to have highend costumes, not a sheet over the head or a £1 witch cape

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