onenickelmiracle
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February 11th, 2020 at 7:11:11 PM permalink
I keep getting away with damage. Never intentional, but damage. I have spilled wax on carpets, burned carpets, and knocked cabinet doors off the hinges and have never been charged. Never admitted to them, just checked out.
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DRich
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February 11th, 2020 at 7:30:19 PM permalink
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I keep getting away with damage. Never intentional, but damage. I have spilled wax on carpets, burned carpets, and knocked cabinet doors off the hinges and have never been charged. Never admitted to them, just checked out.



If you are trying to start a morality or ethics thread, you are going to lose.
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onenickelmiracle
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February 11th, 2020 at 8:46:15 PM permalink
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If you are trying to start a morality or ethics thread, you are going to lose.

No, no, no.. Do you think I am dating Nathan? Stop baiting me into answering my own questions. I'm going to give you your own corner and you could work for me.
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February 12th, 2020 at 5:31:19 AM permalink
Weird flex, but okay.
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February 12th, 2020 at 6:09:20 AM permalink
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I keep getting away with damage. Never intentional, but damage. I have spilled wax on carpets, burned carpets, and knocked cabinet doors off the hinges and have never been charged. Never admitted to them, just checked out.



I wouldn't say, "Getting away with," as far as the carpet damage goes...unless you were in a non-smoking room. I can't speak for other hotels, but we kind of expected the occasional burn holes to pop up in the smoking rooms. Naturally, those carpets are replaced more frequently than non-smoking ones.

The wax is no big deal, happens all the time. We had a substance that gets wax off pretty easily.

The cabinet doors would not have been charged if they could be repaired, we would also have had to KNOW that you were the one who broke them. Honestly, it's easier to charge for stolen items than it is for damages because we know that the items were in there when they checked into the room. We also know that the cabinet doors were intact, but can't necessarily prove the latter so easily.

Another thing is, when it comes to regular guests, it is often more profitable not to be too fussy about the occasional damage rather than irritating the customer and getting into an argument with them about something small.
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February 12th, 2020 at 7:00:16 AM permalink
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I keep getting away with damage. Never intentional, but damage.
I have spilled wax on carpets, burned carpets, and knocked cabinet doors off the hinges and have never been charged.
Never admitted to them, just checked out.

brag post about your sex life in hotels? :)
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February 12th, 2020 at 7:34:07 AM permalink
I imagine a certain amount of breakage is built into the cost of a room.
Thirty five years ago, my Fraternity rented three cabins for a weekend and utterly trashed them. It was horrible. People jumping off the sleeping loft onto a bed until the legs broke, someone hauled a mattress on to the roof, the stupid stuff college males do to blow off steam and bond. We were hit with a $2500 Bill that we simply didn't have. Luckily, we were able to work out a deal where we brought our pledge class up and while some painted cabins, others cleared weeds and undergrowth and worked off our debt.
As a new Airnb landlord, I'm putting away 10% of each rental until I get a nice reserve fund to handle the inevitable damage. Airnb supposedly covers excess damages but who knows how quickly they move. Having to keep a place empty while they investigate seems counter productive.
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February 12th, 2020 at 9:35:24 AM permalink
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I keep getting away with damage. Never intentional, but damage. I have spilled wax on carpets, burned carpets, and knocked cabinet doors off the hinges and have never been charged. Never admitted to them, just checked out.



So, what's your point? When you find a tiger in your bathroom let me know.
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February 12th, 2020 at 9:54:09 AM permalink
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So, what's your point? When you find a tiger in your bathroom let me know.



I just hope to find a cougar in the bed.
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February 12th, 2020 at 10:22:32 AM permalink
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I just hope to find a cougar in the bed.



Cougars are women who sleep with men who are much younger than they are. So, Drich, if you are hoping for a cougar, your options may pretty much be limited to Betty White. : )

On topic: I have never trashed or damaged a hotel room in any way. And, I don't get that drunk anymore, and it's just not +EV.
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