Just back from three weeks' holiday, so this thread has a certain poignancy.
My wife is one of those people to whom the concept of travelling light is meaningless; as she insists on having a horizontal surface to spread her two suitcases, cabin bag, "personal item", etc, we usually book a room with two queen/double beds, so we have a bed to sleep in & a bed for all her stuff. Usual check-in procedure is that we take all the stuff up to the room then I go & park the car. By the time I get back to the room she's decided which bed we're sleeping in. Funny how, if there's only a bedside table on one side, it's always on her side. . .
It's not just light switches; key cards also come in several varieties: "I can't find the slot for this". . . no,you silly tart, it's contactless!
The plural of "anecdote" is not "data".