The Number of Death

In the hotel in Shanghai I had my first experience of the missing dreaded number 4.

My room number was 1706, and I could see that the left-hand side of the corridor was odd numbers, I found 1705 on the left, 1710 and 1708 on the right, as I went a bit further I saw 1702 at the end of the corridor, so I assumed the room next to it was 1704 and turned back…

Where was 1706?

Confused, I walked on, and then realised that there was no 1704 and my room was next to 1702.  No one wants to be in a room that sounds like death.

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