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October 31st, 2019 at 7:44:34 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.



A friend likes to take Do not remove signs off the doors in the hall as he goes to his room.
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November 1st, 2019 at 1:04:19 AM permalink
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A friend likes to take Do not remove signs off the doors in the hall as he goes to his room.
Babs list would be mine, as well.

When traveling with friends who sleep in late with a DND sign hanging on the door, it's always fun to do your best voice imitation of a Mexican lady while banging on their door. " maid service, maid service, maid service, maid service, maid service."
Even after they yell, NO SERVICE!!!" you keep banging on the door until they eventually open it.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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November 1st, 2019 at 3:30:54 AM permalink
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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.


I was in a hotel the other day and I was sleeping real good. I wake up to hear a FIRE ALARM TEST going off. Room is pitch black. Look at my phone and it's like 2 oclcok. WTF ARE THEY DOING with a fire alarm test in the middle of the night??? Then I figured I must've mis-heard the alarm, this has to be real, because they wouldn't be doing a test at 2am...right?

Turns out it was actually 2pm and the window drapes completely blocked out the sun from coming in.
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November 1st, 2019 at 3:46:51 AM permalink
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I would consider that theft. I would also be pissed off if I was the next occupant and didn't have that sign.



Last time I was in Las Vegas I had to "steal" one hanging on a door down the hall as my room didn't have one stocked.
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November 1st, 2019 at 6:49:02 AM permalink
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Last time I was in Las Vegas I had to "steal" one hanging on a door down the hall as my room didn't have one stocked.



Quotes belong around "had to", IMO - lol.
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November 1st, 2019 at 10:58:46 AM permalink
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I was in a hotel the other day and I was sleeping real good. I wake up to hear a FIRE ALARM TEST going off. Room is pitch black. Look at my phone and it's like 2 oclcok. WTF ARE THEY DOING with a fire alarm test in the middle of the night??? Then I figured I must've mis-heard the alarm, this has to be real, because they wouldn't be doing a test at 2am...right?



At the last WoV poker game the alarm went off around midnight and an announcement said it was NOT a test and to clear the building, including hotel guests. However, I think most people ignored it, including us.
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November 1st, 2019 at 11:33:54 AM permalink
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At the last WoV poker game the alarm went off around midnight and an announcement said it was NOT a test and to clear the building, including hotel guests. However, I think most people ignored it, including us.


You forgot to mention that our group caused the alarm! 😂
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November 1st, 2019 at 11:51:56 AM permalink
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You forgot to mention that our group caused the alarm! 😂

Not only that, but The Wizard just told that to someone that was actually there, a person he knows.

This is evidenced that too much math is bad for you.
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November 1st, 2019 at 11:58:16 AM permalink
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Not only that, but The Wizard just told that to someone that was actually there, a person he knows.

This is evidenced that too much math is bad for you.


Lol I didnít realize who he responded to, thatís too funny.
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November 1st, 2019 at 12:15:10 PM permalink
Okay, as a former manager of two economy hotels, I suppose I am qualified to list our position on certain items.

DEFINITE STEALING, WILL CALL POLICE:

If it plugs in, it's stealing. (Won't call police over lamp, coffeemaker or radio) If it's furniture, it's stealing. If it's attached to a wall or floor (ex. sink), it's stealing.

STEALING, WILL CHARGE YOUR CARD: (Prices in book):

Batteries- I think we charged $5 each. Batteries are expensive, yo. The grocery/dollar stores were cheaper than the catalogs, so we paid what you'd pay for them.

The remote itself- $50, mostly because we might have to go to store. We don't keep them just sitting around, except 2-3. When we had the satellite, we actually had to buy them from the satellite company, so those were $25 or something.

The TV box: $500, we paid monthly for each one we had and I think missing ones cost us $300 or something. (Might call asking for return or threaten with police)

Bedstuff- (Gross, why would you want it?) Prices vary based on item.

Towels- Prices vary, but we have to be absolutely sure before we would charge you. It did get bad enough that we started keeping track, though.

The Book itself- Yes, sometimes people actually stole the guest book. $50. Those were a pain to put together and stupid expensive to have made.

Wall Pictures- They cost like $5 and we charged something crazy like $100 each only because we didn't have any just sitting around to replace stolen.

Clock Radio- $100, until they were no longer required. When not required, we just kind of hoped they'd all just disappear.

Lamp- $200, again, we did not just have these sitting around. Eventually, free-standing lamps were no longer allowed, anyway.

Four-Cup Coffee Maker- $100

Minibar Stuff- We didn't have minibars.

Robes- We didn't have robes.

CONSIDER STEALING, BUT WILL NOT CHARGE:

Do Not Disturb Signs- As a practical matter, these were rarely taken. Although, if all were taken in one day, I don't know we would have had enough to replace all of them. The problem is that they were always changing the designs they wanted on them, so we only ordered 100-200 at a time. These would typically be replaced due to spillage or being ripped. As mentioned, if someone asked, we'd always say go ahead and take it.

Amenity Presentation Mats- These are the little logo things upon which the shampoos and soaps are laid out. They really cost more than they should and the franchise made them required. Before, we would just lay this sort of stuff out on a folded hand towel. For us, we'd prefer they not be taken, but they didn't cost enough to justify charging someone.

Ashtrays- Again, if asked, we'd say it was stealing. Just cheap enough for us not to care that much to charge someone.

Continental Breakfast Stuff- We expect a little grab and go, but some people take enough of the packaged and/or fruit for continental breakfast AND continental lunch. We countered this by unpackaging stuff when we put it out (think muffins) and going from individual cereals to a cereal dispenser. Some people also insisted on filling thermoses with coffee, which really irritated us, not because of the coffee itself...but because there were coffee makers in the rooms and we would give you as many packs as you wanted, within reason. Make it yourself and pour it in your thermos, having an entire carafe get cleaned out is hell if the other one is also low.

NOT STEALING/EXPECTED:

-Any coffee stuff, other than the coffee maker.

-Any cups.

-Any toiletries. (Full tissue boxes weren't often taken, but we wouldn't have really cared)

-Stationary/pens.

That's all I can think of, never had a window, curtain or anything like that stolen. The other hotel had a TV stolen once and the guest actually called and offered to sell it back to them. They were, in fact, stupid enough to actually come back with it to sell it and found themselves arrested, so that was a funny day.
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