Dispatches from a Small Business
California legislation to make it a crime to use flat rather than fitted sheets on hotel room beds. Via Overlawyered.
*Checks post date*
Nope, not April 1st.
Hey, a guy can hope, right?
But what if my ADA-approved service alpaca will only sleep on a bed of flat sheets? Oh, the humanity!
"Because this bill will create a new crime, it must..." Crikey!
You omitted the best part:
"The use of long-handled tools such as mops or similar devices
in order to eliminate the practice by housekeepers of working in a
stooped, kneeling, or squatting position in order to clean bathroom
floors, walls, tubs, toilets, and other bathroom surfaces."
The code makes it illegal to clean the bathroom on one's hands and knees using a scrub brush. This means either: the employees with kneel and clean properly anyway or the bathroom won't be cleaned properly. There is no third way.
ErisGuy, that's because it's demeaning to ask someone to get on her hands and knees to clean a floor!
De Leon is clearly not the sharpest knife in the drawer. He's always at the front of the charge to expand California government into every corner of people's lives. And he's worked diligently to try to undo any 2nd amendment progress.
But solve the budget? Not so much.
so, i still cannot figure this out.
what is the purported purpose of the sheet requirement in this bill? who does it even benefit and how?
is he a tool of the sheet makers lobby? (i doubt is as pretty much none are made in the US much less California)
what is this intended to solve and who put him up to it?
To call California the land of nuts and fruits is a huge insult to nuts and fruits. Where did the California legislature come from? The monkey house at the zoo?
Next, they will pass a law telling us how many times to shake it after using the men's room. What idiots!!
morganovich, the law is designed to reduce injuries to maids. They tend to be on the smaller side and have RPS injuries putting flat sheets on the bed the mattresses are pretty heavy.
The fitted sheets would be easier for them to use. Fitted sheets probably cost more and are a pain in the ass to fold so your laundry costs will go up and of course since they have elastic and the sheets are washed in HOT water and bleach they will most likely fail more often. If one assumes the hotels have done their math all that will cost more than they pay out to treat the injuries to the workers so they don't do it.
Thus the law.
If the kind of people who stay in California hotels need to be protected from flat sheets, maybe the bill should require outlet covers and removal and sharp objects, as well.
I propose a full background check, and a mandatory 3-day waiting period before you're allowed to take your sheets home!
C'mon, man, this has got to be legislated!!
Think of the children!!
>>> There is no third way.
Sure there is. Jam the mop handle up Senator DeLeon's ASS and make HIM clean the damned floor with it.
No, might not be particularly effective, either, but it would be rather fun to watch.
...And it's not like this useless POS isn't going to be doing it that way when he gets to Hell, so let's give the stupid bastard a little practice ahead of time, and get some entertainment value from it.
Crickey, he's from Cali, he might even be the sort to enjoy it. :-S
@DavidR. Outlet covers, good idea. You wouldn't want all those electrons to spill out over the floor!
morganovich, it isn't about passing a law benefiting someone. This time its about passing a law establishing very clearly that if government can control something as arcane as flat versus fitted sheets, it can control anything. This was an exercise to demonstrate the power of government. Don't think the lesson will be lost on businesses who now know they have to pay the piper.