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How on earth did she manage to ring the buzzer?

Yesterday I was sat on the balcony outside my hotel room when the buzzer sounded, signalling that someone was at the door. As I approached the door it opened and the cleaner entered. Naturally I beckoned her in and said that it was no problem, then put on my shoes and went out to allow her to continue undisturbed.

There seemed to be nothing unusual in this, until later in the day when I suddenly noticed that there was no buzzer press on the door. I was rather curious where the buzzer was secreted and ended up checking all around the door.

Despite checking the walls all around the doorway and even the outer rim of the door frame I am unable to locate a buzzer anywhere. I even went to the extremes of checking on the wall facing the door, but to no avail.

I am at a total loss to understand how she managed to ring an imaginary buzzer.

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bestwriter wrote on March 6, 2015, 6:46 AM

If water can start running in taps without touching them what's the big deal here emoticon :grin:

Koalemos wrote on March 6, 2015, 7:06 AM

I suppose that she could always have generated the sound by the power of thought or the use of some alien technology that she acquired when abducted, but I was hoping for a simpler reason.

BeckyWiegers wrote on March 6, 2015, 7:13 AM

Perhaps it's an automatic thing when the door is unlocked?

bestwriter wrote on March 6, 2015, 7:14 AM

Jokes apart there could be some invisible magnet somewhere.

maxeen wrote on March 6, 2015, 7:21 AM

#bestwriter that's right,couldn't have put it better myself.

Koalemos wrote on March 6, 2015, 9:42 AM

In that case I would have heard it every toime I returned to the room.

crowntower wrote on March 6, 2015, 10:00 AM

oooops! Magic. Kidding, maybe there is a way you just need to find it and look at it clearly. Maybe the button is hiding somewhere.. Lol! God bless and have a great day.

BodieMor wrote on March 6, 2015, 11:15 AM

Well, I would have gone to the extreme of asking a hotel employee, lol.

Feisty56 wrote on March 6, 2015, 12:56 PM

That is a mystery, isn't it? What an added bonus to your holiday -- you get to play Sherlock Holmes in a small way.

Koalemos wrote on March 6, 2015, 2:15 PM

It would need to be a clever button to hide so successfully.

Koalemos wrote on March 6, 2015, 2:16 PM

I may end up doing that because the more I look around the more confused I become.

Koalemos wrote on March 6, 2015, 2:18 PM

It is a total quandary. Maybe it is radio operated and the cleaner carries a remote around with her.

valmnz wrote on March 6, 2015, 6:54 PM

No doubt she had some small buzzer that she carried around with her for the rooms she had to clean.

Koalemos wrote on March 7, 2015, 1:30 AM

That is possibly a fair answer because very few guests would have reason to knock on another door.

zabelle51 wrote on March 7, 2015, 10:43 AM

I think the best thing to do is ask the front desk where the buzzer is, It is the simplest way to get the question answered. emoticon :smile:

cheri wrote on March 8, 2015, 12:57 AM

I am wondering too. Something creepy there.

CoralLevang wrote on March 8, 2015, 5:56 AM

I, too, am guessing it's attached somehow to the unlocking mechanism with a keycard. Perhaps you haven't heard it before because we don't often pay attention to it, unless it's someone else.
Hope you solved the mystery.

Koalemos wrote on March 9, 2015, 1:00 PM

That sounds an interesting suggestion CoralLevang and may well be the truth.

CoralLevang wrote on March 9, 2015, 1:10 PM

Barry, I often don't hear my cell phone ring because I don't always pay attention. Either that, or I am so old at 59 that my hearing is going. LOL

Koalemos wrote on March 9, 2015, 1:27 PM

It can be surprising what we can miss at times. I wish that I was only 59 years old.

arthurchappell wrote on March 12, 2015, 5:37 AM

might be worth asking hotel staff how it works just for your own peace of mind

Koalemos wrote on March 13, 2015, 10:10 AM

That did occur to me, but I kept forgetting and am now back in England.