Skip to comments.Survey finds most men wait until last day to pack for vacation
Posted on 04/25/2013 2:38:10 PM PDT by JoeProBono
WASHINGTON, - Women vacation more than men, and half the people going on vacation wait until the day before they leave to pack, a national travel survey indicates.
Women go on vacation every 10 months while men go every 12 months, a survey released Thursday by Springhill Suites by Marriott indicates.
Fifty-four percent of the men queried said they wait until a day before departure to pack. Only 46 percent of women said they procrastinated that long.
Some 85 percent of those surveyed said they would be willing to give up something during their vacation if it meant they could cut 25 percent off the cost of their hotel stays. For 54 percent of those of drinking age, that "something" was alcoholic beverages.
The survey found nearly a quarter of Americans don't get paid vacation days. Less than half of workers who do get that perk are given less than 15 days of paid vacation.
Americans also have mixed feelings about how to treat the housekeeping staff as their vacation comes to an end. Some 26 percent said they don't think the room maid should be tipped, but 74 percent still leave a tip. The average? About $8 for each night's stay.
The poll by Kelton Research surveyed 1,048 Americans more than 18 years of age March 12-19.
Men take less stuff on vacation then women do. Me, I pack everything I might possibly need and my husband just figures whatever he doesn’t bring he can buy along the way if it’s important enough.
Women have this thing about packing in some kind of order. Men say...shove it in there and lets get out of here.
George Carlin (back when he was good) did an amusing routine on how men and women pack for vacations and overnight trips. Its way to lewd to post but this reminds me of it.
"...she wanted me to go, he didn't...he compromised..sort of"
You mean when he was alive?
Vacation? I remember being on vacation once... 2004 or 2005 I think it was. Before that it was 1978...
Man, that is advance planning!
Most guys probably shove stuff in a bag 1/2 before they leave home.
(full disclosure: I am frequent traveler and have a pre-packed bag ready all the time)
Because that’s the RIGHT time. Everything but the toiletries right before going to bed, toiletries as soon as you’re done in the morning.
Yeah — but he stopped being good way before he died. Somewhere around the mid to late 80s he went from being funny to simply ranting and raving about evil Republicans, Christians and conservatives. His whole act became about how intensely he could say “F.U.” It got old real quick.
Because I don't want to get to the hotel and find my favorite pair of RealTree skivvies is in a laundry basket back home, that's why.
At least Gallagher is still good.
I might drag the suitcase out of the closet the day before, but having everything packed more than an hour or two before departure time would be advanced preparation for me.
When we head to Miss. to check on our house and property my wife is packed the night before. For me it is a last min. prep! Extra pare of jeans, clean socks and underwear and my pistols and extra ammo. She always asks how long we will be gone, I always say as long as it takes.
Why would you pack earlier than the day before? So you can live out of a suitcase in your own house? If it’ll take you more than a day to pack ... you’re bringing WAY too much.
NOT in THIS house....haha....I always wait until the last minute....but, my husband starts packing a couple days before....he’s kinda analytical like that!
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