Are you a closet thief ?

jauntie
By jauntie

Why do people take bathrobes and towels from hotels? Why do people take forks from restaurants?

I don't know about you, but I have a sort of obsession with stealing hotel soap! I actually creep up on the housemaid's trolley and take extra shampoos, bath creams, tea, coffee, milk, whatever!

I'm NOT a thief by nature, so why is this stuff so irresistible?

A friend once confessed to me he collected so much soap over his years of traveling that he had to stop because the basket his wife bought for him to house it all was overflowing! :D

Most hotels expect that you will take the soap. They plan on it. But there are other things that they expect you to take too, so except for the shower curtain, think about things that start with the letter "S."
• Soap.
• Shampoo.
• Shower gel.
• Shower cap.
• Sewing kit.
• Stationery.
• Shoe Shine Kits.
• Slippers.

I've had the little pots of marmalade and jam (unopened ones) off trays left in the corridors before now! And I hate the stuff!

What makes us, otherwise law abiding citizens, do this?
What is the most extraordinary object you have left an hotel with?

(Legend has it my sister and her husband once smuggled a 6' stuffed bear into the boot of their car many moons ago)!

Let's hear who has sticky fingers ...

By spicemom• 14 years 8 months ago.
spicemom

hey novi, nother clue........we just got back fr day trip to the desert(this is an easy clue bet u'd have guessed it by now my identity that is).......woohoo

By Moudir• 14 years 8 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
Moudir

I haven't read all of the above, but in general, everything which is considered a "consumable", is yours, you have paid for it, you can take it.

Everything else, (solids) and (washables) are not yours. Like the Bible (may be the Kuran here) for example, is not yours.

Blankets from planes... are not yours.

When i first arrived, my company put me up at the Ramada for 3 nights. On my way out i wanted to take the Marhaba book which i found very handy for first timers. So i asked at the front desk, and the girls were more than happy to let me go with the book (because it is a sort of consumable, it has to be replaced after a few weeks or so...). Cheers.

By jauntie• 14 years 8 months ago.
jauntie

for the memories, but I still can't keep my mits off the soaps and creams and shower caps! A fix is a fix :D

By Cornellian• 14 years 8 months ago.
Cornellian

dp

By Cornellian• 14 years 8 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
Cornellian

The only two things I take is the pen and pad on the desk, and that's to remember the hotel, I still have all the pens and it's just nice way to remember all those experiences :-)

I'm not always right, but I'm never wrong :P - Garfield

By jauntie• 14 years 8 months ago.
jauntie

blimey, now I KNOW I'm getting old lol

wild horses wouldn't get me to shower, dress and go out at this time of night these days.

maybe .... no, best I don't say that ;P

By KellysHeroes• 14 years 8 months ago.
KellysHeroes

could be qataisun. but yes am a mind reader.

By qatarisun• 14 years 8 months ago.
qatarisun

finally we go out NOW!! lol.. ok.. going to get ready...

By swissgirl39• 14 years 8 months ago.
swissgirl39

Shukran dear.

Will keep it in my mind.

:-)))

*Create your own destiny,fighting against your dark sides,raise your

spirituality.Every day is a new day.A new life.

Keep the faith!*

By KellysHeroes• 14 years 8 months ago.
KellysHeroes

be my guest

By qatarisun• 14 years 8 months ago.
qatarisun

i was going to say.. but.. do you read my mind?? I feel like i know you...

By swissgirl39• 14 years 8 months ago.
swissgirl39

Plaing Cards with some Friends,a good bottle of red wine on the table...mmhmmm,would like it tooooo.

May i join next time?

;-D

But be careful,i know some card tricks(noooo,im not a cheater)looooooooolllll.

*Create your own destiny,fighting against your dark sides,raise your

spirituality.Every day is a new day.A new life.

Keep the faith!*

By qatarisun• 14 years 8 months ago.
qatarisun

sorry for short hijacking! hope your steak is great!

By KellysHeroes• 14 years 8 months ago.
KellysHeroes

that's typical Lebanese

By KellysHeroes• 14 years 8 months ago.
KellysHeroes

Usually at home, hmmmmm, let's say I like to be lightly dressed :D

By jauntie• 14 years 8 months ago.
jauntie

I'm still here! Just peppering my steak courtesy of a cruet from a Tandoori Restaurant in South London hehehe

By qatarisun• 14 years 8 months ago.
qatarisun

sounds soooo familiar...wow...

By swissgirl39• 14 years 8 months ago.
swissgirl39

Poker?

Black Jack?

Strip Poker?

Do you still wear something or do you sit nude bevore the PC?

;-)))

LOL.

By the way a wonderful good morning.

:-D

*Create your own destiny,fighting against your dark sides,raise your

spirituality.Every day is a new day.A new life.

Keep the faith!*

By KellysHeroes• 14 years 8 months ago.
KellysHeroes

Had friends at home, played cards and had a couple of drinks

By londonalgiers• 14 years 8 months ago.
londonalgiers

I never ever ever ever steal or take anything..but all the above Ss are inclusive in the price....other than that I would not take something just because it's not glued or screwed.

By qatarisun• 14 years 8 months ago.
qatarisun

LOL..............what about you? why are you not out? didn't u go to Orion?

By KellysHeroes• 14 years 8 months ago.
KellysHeroes

good morning qatarisun

By qatarisun• 14 years 8 months ago.
qatarisun

but it's ok.. they are all out anyway...LOL... tomorrow we will return it to Jauntie..lol...

By qatarisun• 14 years 8 months ago.
qatarisun

i fell asleep around 8 (i was going to have a nap for about half an hour), and finally I woke around 12...:):) ..it's ok...tomorrow still fine.. what about you?

By novita77• 14 years 8 months ago.
novita77

lol... qatarisun ... why are you still awake and not going out?

By qatarisun• 14 years 8 months ago.
qatarisun

u scare me now... i really should?...thanks for advice.. i will go..tomorrow.. oh, no, tomorrow Friday, after tomorrow...:D

By novita77• 14 years 8 months ago.
novita77

qatarisun ... go and see a doctor :D

By qatarisun• 14 years 8 months ago.
qatarisun

i just cannot...i never could take anything that i think doesn't belong to me... may be i am sick? because i know that most people could and would.. and i just cannot....what a shame...:(:(

By novita77• 14 years 8 months ago.
novita77

good nite spice mom ... would you mind to drop another clues please? like how many kid/s do you have? and which school do they go? and where are you from originally?

PS: By any chance does your birthday 21st of November?

By spicemom• 14 years 8 months ago.
spicemom

ah novi another clue u are the first friend i had in doha when i arrived some 3 yrs and 3.5 mths ago.........enough clue for today....... gonna hit the sack now early day tomorrow -gonna go........(lets save this clue for tomorrow-winks) good night till then tata

By spicemom• 14 years 8 months ago.
spicemom

just love those little jars or hand lotions, foot creams and lip balm fr the hotel in johannesburg.......heheheheehhe(guilty i am )heheeeehe

By novita77• 14 years 8 months ago.
novita77

seriously spicemom ... i have no idea who you are ... :D

By novita77• 14 years 8 months ago.
novita77

My mum took the fruit plate being left behind on the corridor by a hotel's guest across our room in New World Hotel Kuala Lumpur. She said she hate wasting food.

By spicemom• 14 years 8 months ago.
spicemom

hey novi, u do know who i am dont u??

By novita77• 14 years 8 months ago.
novita77

hmmmm wonder wat novi's gonna take fr the hotels in finland n portugal???lol. hey novi u reading this???:O)

---> yes i am still reading this. I have no idea what to take from the hotel in Finland or Portugal ... never been to the country so don't know what to expect. :D

In another notes ... here me thinking one of the oldest member in QL ... and i just checked your profile and you registered 2 yrs 4 weeks ago ???????

By jauntie• 14 years 8 months ago.
jauntie

let's hope she gets enough cruet sets with Santa's face on them for all of us! On second thoughts ... maybe not.

What I REALLY want is for someone to admit to leaving an hotel or a restaurant with something, as a souvenir, which they really SHOULDN'T have left with. (and I don't mean HIV !!) sheesh one has to be so careful how to phrase things these days lol

By spicemom• 14 years 8 months ago.
spicemom

hmmmm wonder wat novi's gonna take fr the hotels in finland n portugal???lol. hey novi u reading this???:O)

By jauntie• 14 years 8 months ago.
jauntie

I'm talking about the fact that people are obsessional about taking anything that isn't nailed down - freebees or NOT!

No, it's not stealing, I just wondered why we seem to take it when we don't NEED it! I honestly grab tea bags off the trolley in the corridor so's I can have another cup of tea (they only ever give you 2 bags) although I don't stretch to filling my pockets with the teabags to take home !!! lol

Although, the sweetex I might - but WHY. It's that something for, supposedly, nothing?

By spicemom• 14 years 8 months ago.
spicemom

i take the slippers so guests wont have to go bare foot in my home............jhehhehehehhehehhe

By Maria.m• 14 years 8 months ago.
Maria.m

Toiletries and fruit baskets are complimentary so I don't think it will qualify as stealing.

By novita77• 14 years 8 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
novita77

"• Soap.

• Shampoo.

• Shower gel.

• Shower cap.

• Sewing kit.

• Stationery.

• Shoe Shine Kits.

• Slippers."

---> I took all of those except the last 2. Had million of shower cup on my dressing draw. Hubby normally put his foot down after a week in Shangri-La Singapore he will ask either i take the hotel's toiletries home or more handbags / shoes.

By jauntie• 14 years 8 months ago.
jauntie

tooth pick holder from The Mandarin Hotel, Hong Kong

But I think my pride and joy is a solid silver "Knickerbocker Glory" Sundae Spoon! which someone in my family must have knicked from a hotel in the 1930s/40s on holiday on the South Coast of England in the days before plastic spoons and 'thieves'? lol

Guess that's why plastic took over :P

By novita77• 14 years 8 months ago.
novita77

i like the laundry bag from Shangri-La Hotel !!!

By jauntie• 14 years 8 months ago.
jauntie

to find a pair of coat hangers in our luggage when we got home from our last holiday! I couldn't beLIEVE my husband had packed them! I mean it's not like you are taking anything you REALLY NEED !

OK so we may have been short of salt & pepper shakers, but not reeeeeeealy!

By t_coffee_or_me• 14 years 8 months ago.
t_coffee_or_me

Same thing like being a Kleptomania... thin difference between these 2

I would rather have one rose and a kind word from a friend while I'm here

Than a whole truck load when I'm gone

By buttercupryle• 14 years 8 months ago.
buttercupryle

because it's free!

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我听见 我忘记; 我看见 我记住; 我做 我了解。

You can't understand until you walk a mile in someone else's shoes.

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