Do you take anything from motels/hotels? (private poll)

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Do you take anything from motels/hotels? (private poll)

Peggi Peggi
Most people, when they travel long distances or just feel like stopping or staying somewhere, stay at a motel or a hotel! I have a lot of friends who work in places like this, and say it is incredibly common for people to take things from the rooms when they leave. Some places (the more expensive ones) will put trackers in things like robes and towels, but most do not because they do assume that people will take things.

What do you typically take home with you when you leave?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Soap
86
Shampoo/Conditioner
97
Coffee
43
Robes
4
Slippers
2
Coffee Pot
1
Hair Dryer
1
Towels/washcloths
17
Bible
2
Sheets/blankets
1
Pillows/pillowcases
3
Light Bulbs
1
Something Else
12
I don't take anything
21
Total votes: 291 (123 voters)
Poll is closed
10/25/2011
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MrWishyWashy MrWishyWashy
LOL....I usually swipe up the soap/shampoo, etc...
10/25/2011
Rarity Rarity
Sometimes I'll take the soap since it's so small and such a novelty, like a little souvenir!
10/25/2011
oldhippy oldhippy
Recently I have been taking the soap, shampoo, and conditioner so that I can add them to packages to send overseas to the troops.
10/25/2011
lacybutton lacybutton
If the coffee is good, I'll definitely take it. Sometimes I take the shampoo/conditioner/so ap too.
10/25/2011
Antipova Antipova
I don't take anything, or even open anything---I've got a bunch of lame fragrance allergies so I always use my own soap.
10/25/2011
chicken12 chicken12
Soap and shampoo that I use. If I don't use it, I don't take it.
10/25/2011
kadytheredpanda kadytheredpanda
Soap, though my parents will sometimes take shampoo or coffee. They have fifteen-year-old shampoo from the Hotel del Coronado under their sink, for example.
10/25/2011
Kkay Kkay
Quote:
Originally posted by Antipova
I don't take anything, or even open anything---I've got a bunch of lame fragrance allergies so I always use my own soap.
This. Plus a glycerin allergy means anything they have, I don't want.
10/26/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Peggi
Most people, when they travel long distances or just feel like stopping or staying somewhere, stay at a motel or a hotel! I have a lot of friends who work in places like this, and say it is incredibly common for people to take things from the rooms ...
The hotels always throw out the shampoo or soap once someone has used the room (they don't know if someone has or has not opened them), and I always take it, and we make boxes that are sent to our troops overseas. Long ago, I learned that certain organizations collect these little size toiletries to send to the troops and they really enjoy them!
10/26/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by lacybutton
If the coffee is good, I'll definitely take it. Sometimes I take the shampoo/conditioner/so ap too.
I travel...a LOT. Never found "good" coffee in a hotel room...even the most upscale of hotels. Where are YOU staying???
10/26/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by oldhippy
Recently I have been taking the soap, shampoo, and conditioner so that I can add them to packages to send overseas to the troops.
Yahoooo...I'm NOT the only one who does this here. It is really a NICE thing to do. Our troops deserve SO MUCH more...but little things like that sure help a BIT.
10/26/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Rarity
Sometimes I'll take the soap since it's so small and such a novelty, like a little souvenir!
Funny. The hotels really expect it.
10/26/2011
Peggi Peggi
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
I travel...a LOT. Never found "good" coffee in a hotel room...even the most upscale of hotels. Where are YOU staying???
I actually have found that the Marriot occasionally has some decent coffee!
10/26/2011
Peggi Peggi
Quote:
Originally posted by oldhippy
Recently I have been taking the soap, shampoo, and conditioner so that I can add them to packages to send overseas to the troops.
That's wonderful to hear! I've done this for a good while now, sending care packages over, including things that I get from the motels/hotels! They all appreciate it so much more than any of us realize back home, and having something like that can be a luxury over there at times!
10/26/2011
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
I use to take soap and shampoo because our church put together kits that they hand out to the homeless. They don't do that anymore - so i don't take anything.
10/26/2011
Love Perpetua Love Perpetua
If I'm halfway through a shampoo or conditioner, I take that with me. I don't take anything else though.
10/26/2011
Sinfully Sinfully
just shampoo and conditioner.
10/26/2011
K101 K101
Quote:
Originally posted by Peggi
Most people, when they travel long distances or just feel like stopping or staying somewhere, stay at a motel or a hotel! I have a lot of friends who work in places like this, and say it is incredibly common for people to take things from the rooms ...
This is sooo weird! We go to Panama every year and just went less than 2 weeks ago and I ALWAYS take everything you can that won't get charged to your bill.

On our trip 2 weeks ago here's what I took from our room and the one next door where my parents stayed:

-dish detergent
-Toilet paper (which came in handy today when I went to the bathroom to find no TP then smiled when I remembered the stash I took from the motel was under my sink! Hee hee.
-The tissue boxes
-all the soaps and conditioners
-coffee and all condiments i.e. creamer, sweet n low, etc.
- the tampons and anything else that won't get charged on the bill.

My family makes jokes ALL THE TIME about my little habits. Lol. Our forks at home have been disappearing for months and we were down to 2 forks! When we go out to eat... I take the forks ! (SHH!) Guess how many forks we have now? 9! Whoo-hoo!

I used to work at a hotel so I know all the things left are thrown away even the unopened soaps, dish detergents and even rolls of TP if they've been used ANY! I ain't about to let something go to waste. Lol. When I worked as a housekeeper though, I learned how many workers and guests would steal towels and now if you steal anything like the towels or dishes or sheets it'll be charged to your credit card and they can even send you a hefty bill after you've arrived back home! Some of my co-workers (not me! I was actually innocent on this one) would park their cars around the back of the motel and when we'd finish our rounds we'd be at the top floors and they'd take the towels and toss them over the rails then pack them in their cars! Lol.

Also, last year when we took our Panama trip always stay in the same hotel, they would leave Pond's facial pads in small packs in our rooms and my partner and I got to talking with our housekeeper about my being a housekeeper too and she ended up giving us a bag full of the facial packs and it lasted my mom and me an entire year! Lol. Very worth it and I loved those things! Ha Ha.
10/26/2011
Rossie Rossie
I don't use any of the toiletries hotels/motels provide, I always bring my own stuff, and I never take anything from those establishments.
10/26/2011
Crystal1 Crystal1
I've worked in a few hotels & resorts (front desk/concierge) so I've seen almost everything! Most places throw away the soaps & shampoos whether you use them or not, so might as well take them if you like em! I don't usually take the coffee packets, but if there are tea bags, those might make it into my suitcase. I've also swiped a few room service menus as souvenirs from nicer places. I can't imagine taking towels/washcloths or pillows, though, imagine how many strangers' bodies have been on those!!
10/26/2011
Ash1141 Ash1141
Just the little soaps, shampoos and lotions. I like to use them for one night getaways.
10/26/2011
Beck Beck
Sometimes. I have not been in hotel room for a while.
10/26/2011
Ansley Ansley
Just the shampoo, conditioner and mouthwash. I hear a lot of hotels are interested in using RFID chips on textiles so they won't go missing and if they do, they can charge you for it.
10/26/2011
Yaoi Pervette (deleted) Yaoi Pervette (deleted)
I use the soaps, shampoos, coffee, etc. while I am staying there, but I don't take them with me. Not really worth taking in my opinion.
10/26/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
We may take the soap, conditioner and shampoo, but nothing else. Even then, I never use them at home, so my next trip to a hotel we will be leaving only with what we came with.

I NEVER take towels or robes or anything like that. It's stealing.

Can you imagine stealing a Bible? Sometimes we'll look things up and read Revelations to scare the shit out of each other, but I'd never take one.
10/26/2011
Kdlips Kdlips
soap and shampoo
10/26/2011
domsub1993 domsub1993
I love those little travel size soaps and shampoos!
10/26/2011
GenderSexplorations GenderSexplorations
The little soaps and shampoos! They're so tiny and awesome.
10/26/2011
Princess Zelda Princess Zelda
I'm not much for taking things.
10/26/2011
Total posts: 78
Unique posters: 68