Saturday, April 27, 2019

If You Do This, You Might Be a Geezer: X is for Xenodocheionology



Xenodocheionology is defined as "the lore of hotels and inns."

This might not apply to all of us in the geezerhood years of life, but I've noticed something lately: I have quite a few friends (my age) with the same attitude about hotels. 

In a nutshell, that attitude is this: Sometimes, you just go there for no good reason...just to get away from home and switch it up a bit.


  • If you love a good night in a hotel...
  • If you've ever just gone off to a hotel for the sole purpose of feeling like you're on vacation...
YOU MIGHT...YOU JUST MIGHT... BE A GEEZER.

And I'll meet you at the pool, okay? I'll be hiding in a robe.




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19 comments:

  1. This word really had me searching. I came up with these...

    xenodocheion - a guest house for travelers, the poor, and the sick. Unlike pandocheia (see Inn) and mitata, where the patrons paid for their room and board.

    Xenodocheion - In Late Antiquity, the xenodocheion was a charitable church institution that served as a hostel and a hospital. In the xenodocheion, the Christian tradition of taking in fellow-Christian travellers without payment found an institutionalized form. Unlike the commercially run inns, xenodocheia (which were established, and often endowed as well, by bishops, monasteries and affluent Christian individuals), generally offered accommodation without charge to the needy as lodgings...

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    1. The definition I used is from fear ole' Merriem-Webster. More like being drawn to those type places; in modern day...hotels.

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  2. That's a word? Crazy.
    Then Mike finds more.
    Thank you, Google!

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  3. Well, I have never done this, not YET.

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    1. It's about time...get outta the house, girl.

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  4. This one I guess I fail the tests. Have always been a homebody and never really did hotels much...

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    1. I think it's just the desire to go SOMEWHERE different. We went one town over in the dead of winter once just to get away and lounge in the pool. One of our best weekends as a family.

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  5. Love hotels! Reno keeps sending us a two free night package and we keep going!

    Janet’s Smiles

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    1. As would I!

      We love weekends at home, but we also love a getaway.

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  6. A little more than 10 years ago, I went to a hotel rather than sleep in the same house as the man who is now X. I guess it's not the same thing.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. It all depends on how much you liked the hotel...

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  7. Not a word I have heard of but I do like a nice hotel

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  8. I like staying in hotels when they're nice and feel clean and safe. Not so much when we end up in a less desirable place.

    Good 'X' word. As much of my life as I've spent in hotels and motels you'd think I would have heard it before. Instead I've learned a new word.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out



    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    1. I confess: I had to work at this one. Tossed and turned, fearing I'd succumb to "Xray."

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  9. That is quite the word! We have spent a night in a hotel with a nice big hottub and Turner classic movies:)

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Love, Cherdo