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October 31st, 2019 at 1:10:56 PM permalink
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Is taking the "do not disturb" signs stealing? I have a collection of them from various hotels I've stayed at around the world. If they didn't want you to take them, when why do they put the name of the hotel on them? Wizard jr. has taken me to task over it.

I'd think something along the lines of "Is this a durable piece of hotel equipment: Made of plastic?" If so I'd consider it to be a minor act of theft. If you want one as a souvenir, then why not ask if you can keep it for your collection? They won't say no.
Pens and notepads are clearly promotional gifts to the room occupant. Disposable and consumable toiletries, especially ones bearing the hotel branding are gifts to the customer with an implied "reasonable use on the premises" They shouldn't be stolen, but it's expected and accepted. Stealing anything off the maids trolley would be beyond my moral compass.
I can't see how anything beyond consumables / toiletries can be justifiably taken. Towels, certainly not!
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October 31st, 2019 at 2:07:09 PM permalink
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I'd think something along the lines of "Is this a durable piece of hotel equipment: Made of plastic?" If so I'd consider it to be a minor act of theft.



Shoot. In my defense, it's not like these signs are very durable. It probably cost them a penny to make, compared to the $100+ I spent on the room. I'm also a model guest in hotels. I never complain, I never ask for anything, I don't eat much at the continental breakfasts (because the food is usually awful), if they have one.

There was one incident at the Timberline Lodge in Oregon where the signs were made of wood and the wording branded on. I felt those were too nice to take so I asked at the front desk and they sold me one for a buck or two.
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October 31st, 2019 at 2:13:19 PM permalink
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Why so? Do they go bad?

aged emulsions often turn rancid. shampoos, skin creams, moisturizers can be low quality to begin with and can turn caustic. Most theatrical makeup is sold and models/actresses/etc. know to discard aged lotions and creams. Too much marketing emphasis on packaging, not enough on purity.
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October 31st, 2019 at 2:18:27 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Shoot. In my defense, it's not like these signs are very durable. It probably cost them a penny to make, compared to the $100+ I spent on the room. I'm also a model guest in hotels. I never complain, I never ask for anything, I don't eat much at the continental breakfasts (because the food is usually awful), if they have one.

There was one incident at the Timberline Lodge in Oregon where the signs were made of wood and the wording branded on. I felt those were too nice to take so I asked at the front desk and they sold me one for a buck or two.



Donít some hotels have the do not disturb built into the door ?
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October 31st, 2019 at 2:28:21 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Is taking the "do not disturb" signs stealing? I have a collection of them from various hotels I've stayed at around the world. If they didn't want you to take them, when why do they put the name of the hotel on them? Wizard jr. has taken me to task over it.



I would consider that theft. I would also be pissed off if I was the next occupant and didn't have that sign.
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October 31st, 2019 at 3:01:02 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

Not stealing :


Stealing :
Towels and washcloths
Floor mats and rugs
Sheets
Linens
Iron/Ironing board
Hangars
Artwork
Alarm clocks
Trash cans
Phones
Tvs and radios
Minibar items

You forgot about the fancy little magnifying tilt vanity mirrors some places have, coffee makers, hair dryers and furniture. really nice computer chair at the place I stayed the other day(probably not too fun trying to check that at the airport though).

Those items you listed and I added to are the only things worth stealing sometimes.
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October 31st, 2019 at 3:41:55 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

I would also be pissed off if I was the next occupant and didn't have that sign.



I assumed the maids had lots of them in their supply carts, because of people like me.

What pisses me off is when the last guest left the alarm set for 3:30 AM or close to it. I suspect it is deliberate.
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October 31st, 2019 at 4:00:21 PM permalink
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What pisses me off is when the last guest left the alarm set for 3:30 AM or close to it. I suspect it is deliberate.

'Do not Disturb' karma $:o)
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October 31st, 2019 at 4:02:14 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

What pisses me off is when the last guest left the alarm set for 3:30 AM or close to it. I suspect it is deliberate.

It might have been for a flight but often is malicious. ALWAYS check the clock radio and voicemail system. Always disable the voicemail system before you leave and erase everything. And do not trust those data lamps that have multiple outlets and multiple usb ports.
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October 31st, 2019 at 4:36:47 PM permalink
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Law passed, not for sure if in effect or not yet. Law bans.

Why? Because CA is run by enviro-loons. The left-behinds went to help homeless, which CA has more than enough of. But the crazies saw things going into trash and cannot have that. They figure better to have a dispenser that people can pollute if they like than a sanitary little bottle.


Ban starts at the start of 2023 for hotels with more than 50 rooms, and at the start of 2024 for smaller ones

If I am reading it right, you can ask for plastic bottles of, for example, shampoo at the front desk.

Text of the bill as signed by the Governor

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