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(Forbes)   Time to recalculate your karma, as it turns out hotels actually want you take those little bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and lotion home with you   (forbes.com) divider line 124
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2014-08-06 10:02:37 PM  

gerbilpox: InterruptingQuirk: BizarreMan: Snarfangel: Oh, sure, shampoo is fine, but they get pretty snippy when you slide a mattress into the elevator.

It's better to take the mattress than have the maid find the bloodstains.

How are you going to hide the dead hooker in the boxsprings?

I hide the maid in the boxsprings. Problem solved.


Do you have your mother's hair?
 
2014-08-06 10:12:48 PM  

jtown: This bit brings up a question I've had for a while. Fitted bottom sheets have been standard for longer than I've been alive. But why aren't there top sheets and blankets that have a pouch to slide over the end of the mattress? Seems like that would save a lot of bed-making time. Slip it over, pull it snug, job's done. I know mattresses come in many thicknesses but it doesn't have to be perfectly tight. It just needs to hold the bedding in place through the night.


Short answer: It's too tight on the feet for most people. Besides which if you know what your doing hospital corners take all of 5 seconds or less per side to do.
 
2014-08-06 10:17:35 PM  

armor helix: If you guys really feel the need to steal used hotel towels or robes just go the gym or spa and steal them from there. That way they cant trace them to your room.

/Would rather not wear a robe that some fat guy was wearing while getting a handy from his Craigslist hooker.
//but that's just me


no it's not just you, I also do not keep the robe I wear when getting Craigslist handies.
 
2014-08-06 10:23:33 PM  

Radioactive Ass: jtown: This bit brings up a question I've had for a while. Fitted bottom sheets have been standard for longer than I've been alive. But why aren't there top sheets and blankets that have a pouch to slide over the end of the mattress? Seems like that would save a lot of bed-making time. Slip it over, pull it snug, job's done. I know mattresses come in many thicknesses but it doesn't have to be perfectly tight. It just needs to hold the bedding in place through the night.

Short answer: It's too tight on the feet for most people. Besides which if you know what your doing hospital corners take all of 5 seconds or less per side to do.


1) What part of "I'm lazy" is confusing?
2) You don't  have to make them tight.  They can be made with as much room as you want for your feet.
3) This thread has taught me that there are as many freaky non-tuckers as there are people who don't have mattress pads.
 
2014-08-06 10:26:59 PM  

fusillade762: I once stayed at a motel where there was no remote for the TV. The manager told me people kept stealing them. Why would someone steal a TV remote?!?


WelldeadLink: fusillade762: I once stayed at a motel where there was no remote for the TV. The manager told me people kept stealing them. Why would someone steal a TV remote?!?

People think the remote might work on their TV at home. Usually, hotel TVs are made for the hotel industry and use different remote codes than any home TV... at least that was the case when I was doing remote programming.


Uhm, yeah, no.  Most hotels buy a metric butt load of universal remotes and only have to memorize the one code for their standardized TV set.  Every hotel has a filing cabinet drawer full of nothing but boxed/clamshelled brand new universal remote controls.  There is another drawer full of brand new batteries.  There will be a post-it with the standard TV code nearby.  That's why people steal them, they are universal remotes and can be easily reprogrammed at a later date.
 
2014-08-06 10:44:15 PM  

Tchernobog: jtown: When I was a kid, my grandparents had a Holiday Inn hotel towel.  At first, I thought that meant you were supposed to take the towels.  A few years later, I realized  my grandparents stole a hotel towel.

Bedding, from comfortable mattresses to soft sheets, is another evolving aspect of room amenities.

"It's always being looked at and we're always looking for ways to make it better-not just for comfort but for housekeeping too," says Marriott's Mitchell.

This bit brings up a question I've had for a while.  Fitted bottom sheets have been standard for longer than I've been alive.  But why aren't there top sheets and blankets that have a pouch to slide over the end of the mattress?  Seems like that would save a lot of bed-making time.  Slip it over, pull it snug, job's done.  I know mattresses come in many thicknesses but it doesn't have to be perfectly tight.  It just needs to hold the bedding in place through the night.

fark that.  My feet need to be out from under any covering.  and then I have my feet all tangled and trapped by the sheets.  Very distressing.

/I'm calling my lawyer.


Housekeeping tucking the godamned sheets in is my greatest complaint about hotel living.  The first thing I do before getting into bed is pull the sheets outta that damned pinch-point so I can move everything around until I'm comfy.  Are there people who actually like sleeping with their feet wedged into a freaking corner at the end of the bed?
 
2014-08-06 10:45:44 PM  
No shiat, Sherlock.  Why do you think they put their names on the bottles?

/worked at a couple of different hotels over the years
 
2014-08-06 10:58:28 PM  
shortsheeting a bed is a motherfreaking dick move.. also very hilarious if you are not the one who got shorted.
 
2014-08-06 11:17:19 PM  
Why is nobody mentioning the inexplicable fact that these same teams decided, oh, about a decade or so ago that all hotel rooms needed feather pillows because they're "high class"? I hate them with a white hot passion and there is often no alternative (or at least not one that doesn't involve some hassle). Bring back normal pillows!!!!

/end threadjack
 
2014-08-06 11:17:39 PM  

PillsHere: I was staying in a hotel recently that had a display of bottled water and snacks in the bathroom to purchase which I thought was super odd.  There was a note saying if you used any of them then you will be charged and then a price list.  The bottle of water looked to be opened and refilled which is really gross.  I think the hotel should re-think this since it was taking up valuable counter real estate anyway.  Not to mention the fact that when I'm washing my hands, brushing my teeth, and whatever else I do in the sink, that shiat was getting splattered.  I wonder who thought this was a good idea


... but did Tom Model leave the light on for you?

You get what you pay for.
 
2014-08-06 11:17:57 PM  

12349876: WelldeadLink: noitsnot: What is the deal with four or five mega-hotels in the middle of NOWHERE at a freeway interchange outside of Cornhole, Illinois.

Maybe that's a certain number of hours of travel from major cities in several directions, so drivers are likely to be looking for a place to stop.

And there might be just enough special events nearby even though it seems in the middle of nowhere.


A once a year event could make up for it. Or it could be a good stop for touring acts or traveling sports teams.
 
2014-08-07 01:05:38 AM  
My wife accumulates them throughout the year and then around Christmas time donates a bag of soaps, lotions & shampoo to the Women's & Family shelter in our community.
 
2014-08-07 05:04:21 AM  
Just have to jump in to say:  I make these bottles..

Not the contents..those vary by customer, provider, motel/hotel/whatever..  But the actual bottles that hold the lotion, shampoo, conditioner..  You've all seen them..many of you have them in yer house right now..

1, 2 and 4oz 'Cosmoval' bottles..  Yep, iff'n you have one, is a reasonable chance I had it in my hands at one point in the process..

May I also say..these small bottles are a *TOTAL* PITA to work with..and no-one likes dealing with them..  We handle dozens of accounts and products and these bottles are pretty much the most hated..  

When you pocket them and take them home..give a moments thanks to some poor bastard on on 12-hour shift who packed it for you when all they wanted to do was go home and sleep..  =P
 
2014-08-07 08:18:55 AM  

buds: ... but did Tom Model leave the light on for you?


Bodett
 
2014-08-07 11:29:32 AM  
So taking a case of toiletries from their storage closet means they're doing a really good job.

/Got it.
 
2014-08-07 12:00:34 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: gerbilpox: InterruptingQuirk: BizarreMan: Snarfangel: Oh, sure, shampoo is fine, but they get pretty snippy when you slide a mattress into the elevator.

It's better to take the mattress than have the maid find the bloodstains.

How are you going to hide the dead hooker in the boxsprings?

I hide the maid in the boxsprings. Problem solved.

Do you have your mother's hair?



Here:

image.tmdb.org

/good movie that nobody remembers apparently
 
2014-08-07 12:25:31 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: InterruptingQuirk: gerbilpox: InterruptingQuirk: BizarreMan: Snarfangel: Oh, sure, shampoo is fine, but they get pretty snippy when you slide a mattress into the elevator.

It's better to take the mattress than have the maid find the bloodstains.

How are you going to hide the dead hooker in the boxsprings?

I hide the maid in the boxsprings. Problem solved.

Do you have your mother's hair?


Here:

[image.tmdb.org image 300x169]

/good movie that nobody remembers apparently


i most certainly remember it!

"did they misbehave?"

my LEAST favorite of the 4 stories was quentin's...my favorite was rodriguez's...the other 2 were good. overall, one of my favorite not-super-commonly-known movies!
 
2014-08-07 12:29:01 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: InterruptingQuirk: gerbilpox: InterruptingQuirk: BizarreMan: Snarfangel: Oh, sure, shampoo is fine, but they get pretty snippy when you slide a mattress into the elevator.

It's better to take the mattress than have the maid find the bloodstains.

How are you going to hide the dead hooker in the boxsprings?

I hide the maid in the boxsprings. Problem solved.

Do you have your mother's hair?


Here:

[image.tmdb.org image 300x169]

/good movie that nobody remembers apparently


from imdb: The film was originally to be titled "Five Rooms," with http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000500/">Richard Linklater contributing a segment; however, he withdrew before production began.

hmmm...a linklater segment may have been good. but the movie was fine as is
 
2014-08-07 12:59:57 PM  

bungle_jr: hmmm...a linklater segment may have been good. but the movie was fine as is


I never knew that. That would have been good especially if he had used some of what he had developed in Waking Life.
 
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2014-08-07 01:21:17 PM  
Neutrogena French milled soaps from Hilton garden inn and Homewood suites are the bomb. I wish I could find them elsewhere in regular sizes. Silky smoove when I'm all showered up.

I usually fill my pockets from the courtesy cart in the hotel hallways.
 
2014-08-07 01:42:19 PM  

SansNeural: buds: ... but did Tom Model leave the light on for you?

Bodett

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-08-07 02:12:04 PM  

Rat: Neutrogena French milled soaps from Hilton garden inn and Homewood suites are the bomb. I wish I could find them elsewhere in regular sizes. Silky smoove when I'm all showered up.

I usually fill my pockets from the courtesy cart in the hotel hallways.


That's where I get all my towels.
 
2014-08-07 02:21:53 PM  

bungle_jr: my LEAST favorite of the 4 stories was quentin's...my favorite was rodriguez's...the other 2 were good. overall, one of my favorite not-super-commonly-known movies!


Nah, the second segment with the guy faking the heart attack was the terrible one. The witches were not that good, either, but at least there were boobies. Rodriguez' segment was by far, the very best. And Tarantino's segment was only great because of the way that Tim Roth played it. The rest of them were terrible, but when they finally get down to setting up the bet, the way that Roth plays the bellboy was fantastic.
 
2014-08-07 07:39:44 PM  

phyrkrakr: bungle_jr: my LEAST favorite of the 4 stories was quentin's...my favorite was rodriguez's...the other 2 were good. overall, one of my favorite not-super-commonly-known movies!

Nah, the second segment with the guy faking the heart attack was the terrible one. The witches were not that good, either, but at least there were boobies. Rodriguez' segment was by far, the very best. And Tarantino's segment was only great because of the way that Tim Roth played it. The rest of them were terrible, but when they finally get down to setting up the bet, the way that Roth plays the bellboy was fantastic.


Honestly the Tarantino bet segment is the only one I remember from that movie.
 
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