The owner of the Fawlty Towers motel in Cocoa Beach has been unable to pay his bills due to increased competition from larger, chain motels. In an attempt to save his business, starting tomorrow (May 1, 2012) the motel will be clothing optional.
Going nude wasn't a snap decision. Owner Paul Hodge first had to convince his skeptical wife. And he has yet to sway some of his concerned neighbors, who fear the soon-to-be nude motel will expose tourists, and local children, to some unwanted sightseeing.His wife didn't like the idea? Gosh, who would have thought?
To prepare for his guests to bare all, Hodge hired a lawyer and consulted with the American Association of Nude Recreation. They apparently found no state or local laws that would stand in the way of Hodge's plan for unabashed indoor nudity.While that may be the case for Hodge's nude motel, other business owners may want to think twice before adding a naked twist to their business plans. Nudity may reclassify your business as "sexually oriented" (as one nude maid service in Texas recently found out), and may require new permits.
So what has all this got to do with health insurance?
Glad you asked.
Hodge says his nude motel plan is all about his bottom line. "It's sort of a make-or-break situation," he told Florida Today. "We can't pay ourselves in winter. We had to scrap health insurance.See?
And you thought we just posted this to appeal to prurient interests . . .