So. The #MLA13 convention account, which appears to be a legitimate thing, tweeted this astonishing proposition:
An #MLA13 challenge: along w daily tip to hotel housekeeper, leave a literary note! E.g. "A clean room makes me happy to be On the Road."— MLA Convention (@MLAconvention) December 30, 2012
Given that academics are notoriously lousy tippers--I suspect the housekeeping staff will not exactly be raking in bundles of cash during the conference--this is, to say the least, a mind-blowingly inane thing to say. Even in jest. How about suggesting that you tip double your usual amount?