Saturday, May 27th, 2017

Attack of the Naked Man


I’ve had a lot of strange things happen to me while traveling.  But what happened one early morning in Liechtenstein was something completely new.

It’s 6:45 AM in Liechtenstein.  I’m sleeping in my bed in my cozy hotel room — actually getting my first decent sleep post-TBU, I should mention — when I’m awoken by knocking.

Loud knocking.

REALLY?  At 6:45 AM?  I roll over and try to go back to sleep.

More knocking.

It sounds like it’s my door.  But who would be knocking on my door so early?  There’s no reason why anyone would.

A third round of knocking.

This is ridiculous, I think to myself as I get up, throw on an actual pair of pants, and swing open the door —

Only to find a completely naked man in the hallway.

My jaw drops.

He’s at the next door down, middle-aged, a small towel resting on his shoulder but NOT where it SHOULD be!  He turns toward me and I can see absolutely everything.

I slam the door.

I don’t know whether it’s a traditional morning greeting, a hookup gone wrong, or who knows what else.  HOW DOES SOMEONE END UP NAKED IN THE HALLWAY? 

The knocks continue long after I drop back into bed.  But now I’m amusing myself thinking of all the reasons why someone would end up naked in the middle of a quiet three-star hotel in the middle of the principality of Liechtenstein!

What do you think happened?


29 Responses to “Attack of the Naked Man”
  1. Laurence says:

    this happened to me in Leeds in the UK once. turns out the poor guy had slept walk out of his room naked and ended up in the corridor before waking up. I provided him with a towel and rang room service….

    • This happened to me in a hostel in Rome… Except he was actually in my BED! He was an Irishman and it was New Years, so he either partied too hard or was just mistaken. Needless to say, I slept elsewhere!

  2. Robyn says:

    at least he wasn’t knocking on your door, givin’ you a little wink

  3. Well…. was he cute or what??? 😉

  4. haha, that’s terrifying and hilarious all at the same time.

  5. Katherina says:

    That’s hilarious! He was probably german – older german men feel really comfortable with their nudity, I mean, they’re even able to spread up naked in the middle of a crowded park!

  6. Andy says:

    Maybe it was a fail of The Naked Man ploy as created by Barney on How I Met Your Mother:

  7. Maybe he locked himself out of his room… No wait, maybe he and his wife had an argument and she threw him out and he was trying to get back in ? 🙂

  8. Anthony says:

    Back, sack and crack??

  9. Nasstaja says:

    His mistress just found out he did not leave his wife after all… 😉

  10. LOL! That’s hillarious! Maybe he was planning a surprise for his mistress but forgot which floor she was on? 🙂

  11. jardness says:

    Maybe he forgot to put his undies on? he he he.

  12. Michael says:

    Great post … another example of why I love you blog … you always have such interesting stories…!

  13. HAHAHAHAHAHHA. I would have gone back to my room and grabbed my camera.

  14. Umer siddiqui says:

    LOLZ…. Same shit happened with me in Phnom penh hotel , I opened the Door to enter the steam and suana section waiting area & Suddenly saw Two chinease naked guys…..It was so spontaneous , that i shouted with out thinking …WHAT THE FUCK !! IS HAPPENING …..

  15. Paul says:

    It wasn’t me Kate. I was home in Ballarat Australia 🙂
    You should visit Aussie one day & yes – we wear clothes

  16. Craig says:

    He wanted some!! 🙂

  17. Arianwen says:

    I’d take that over the guy who urinated on my backpack any day! Although perhaps it would depend on the guy…

  18. He was probably trying at every door until somebody accepted 🙂

  19. rio says:

    I worked various positions at hotels, including the “graveyard” shift, and this is not all that unusual. Sometimes they’re in their undies, sometimes not, but the scenario is usually the same.

    What happens is they had a few drinks, went to bed, and got up to pee. Only they were still basically sleeping, and opened the wrong door. This happens particularly to businessmen who travel for work so often, they start losing track of where they are. With even a little alcohol, they can end up so disoriented and confused, they don’t even realize they didn’t just step out into their own hallway at home, until the door slams behind them and then it’s too late.

    If they’re sharing a room, they try to wake up their roommate, which can be futile if their roommate was drinking as well. Eventually they have no choice but to make their way to the front desk, which is always hysterical and never gets old. It’s more fun to go in the office the next day and replay the video.

  20. Why do I feel like you see more people naked while travelling?

    It’s probably because no one knows each other well enough to care.

    At least your door was locked.


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