Eye-opener for chambermaid

A HOTEL chambermaid got an eye full when she went to clean a room. A glass eye was the unusual object left behind by a guest

A HOTEL chambermaid got an eye full when she went to clean a room. A glass eye was the unusual object left behind by a guest at the Webbington Hotel, near Compton Bishop. The chambermaid was cleaning the room after a guest had checked out when she found the eye. Hotel spokesman Alex Timms said: "It is a beautiful blue glass eye. We just find it extraordinary that no one has come back to claim it. It is obviously precious to someone, I am just surprised they aren't missing it."It has to be one of the more unusual objects to be left behind. We often get umbrellas left by guests, especially if it is raining one day and then very sunny the next. But we have had all sorts of things, including false teeth and more personal items after weddings."The problem with tracking down the owner is that sometimes Mr and Mrs Smith check-in, but often that is not who they are. We are very discrete about our guests and their property."The object is currently keeping a watchful glance over reception staff who are looking after it until the owner can be found. Alex added: "We are obviously concerned as the object must be quite valuable and important to whoever it belongs.


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