Grownups, Bears, and Hotels: the hitherto unknown correlation

Travelodge Britain annually return to grateful owners thousands of lost bears that had been left behind in hotel rooms.  A survey they did of their guests in 2010 revealed the following (italics mine):

A quarter of male respondents stated it is quite acceptable to have a bear regardless of your age.

One quarter of the male respondents also said they take their teddy bear with them when going away on business.

The cooler the bear ...
Almost too cool to bear

One in ten single men surveyed admitted to hiding their bear when their girlfriend stays over*.  And one in seven married men reported they hide their teddy bear when any family and friends come to visit.

This means, of course, those big bold men have a bear (or bears) in the first place for these emergency hiding away purposes.

Dan with W
Dan Djurdjevic, author of Mirror Image Of Sound, and martial arts teacher, with a certain picture book.

More men (15%) compared to women (10%) reported they treat their teddy as their best friend and will share their secrets with their bear.

*Mawson assures me, by the way, that nonchalantly-on-purpose allowing your girlfriend to discover your bear will clinch her affections for you forever.

Adapted from an Article put out by Travelodge UK in July 2010  

You can see more bears at Mawson’s own web-den.

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I am Mark, Guardian of Mawson Bear. Mawson sits on Bed-Top Hill. Between naps he ponders about Baffling Things. After deep ponders, most things remain for him as completly baffling as they were before. But they do seem friendlier, somehow. If you, too, are baffled by, well, Things, his little books of ponders could be just right for you.

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