What do you wish you could nail to the floor?

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This article from the UK concerns hotels, but it's still a propos to all lodging establishments. What do you routinely find has gone home with the guests? For your convenience, the list from the article's pop-out list of most commonly stolen items is:

  1. towels & linens (grrrrrrrr!)
  2. batteries & light bulbs
  3. food & drink 
  4. cutlery
  5. picture frames (not the picture??? oh, see #6)
  6. artwork
  7. curtains (whaaaat???)
  8. kettles
  9. books (I think we have someone here who arranges for these "thefts," and thus circumvents this problem)
  10. Bible (oh, the irony)

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My books are to be stolen - guests are informed of that fact with the caveat that they DO NOT come back (the books). I thought a hair dryer had disappeared after my kids left - "the girl" found it behind a stack of towels on the extra towel shelf in the pass-through to the bathroom. Nothing (to my knowledge) has ever been taken.

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OH, I thought of something......HANGERS! They leave their crappy wire hangers and take our cheap plastic ones. Yes, they're cheap, but it irks me.

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yup fricking hate that! all in the bin

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pillows ... people used to bring yucky old pillows and swap them. a few had their own special pillows and that was a mistake when they left them behind. i'm talking pillows that looked like they'd been left out on the wet floor of a pup tent swapped for new, high quality, down alternative pillows

also my big coffee mugs ... i used to go out to people's cars with a paper cup in hand to transfer their coffee into as in, 'oops, you must have forgot you had one of our ceramic mugs in your hand, they don't travel well'  wink

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Nothing from the Bnb.  spoons and glasses from the vacation rental.

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Maybe I don't know what is missing. I have thought about that before.

I did recall the one thing I know is gone, it is a magazine that had a photo I submitted and I had a note on the front to DO NOT TAKE, and a marker inside with our photo there.  But it did go missing.  Not a big deal, but bugged me.

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Corkscrews! We have a lot of collectibles around and nothing has ever been touched. Knock on wood

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In 10 years the only thing that has gone missing is a bath mat, and the couple that took it were such lovely people that I still think it was by accident.

3. Food and Drink?    People take fruit from the fruit bowl at breakfast to take out with them during the day, and some people clear out all the tea/coffee from their room, but I don't think that counts.

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Fortunately we rarely have things taken. We've had a video missing and a hiking book...I'd like to think they just got packed up by the spouse who thought it was theirs.

 

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Breakfast Diva wrote:

Fortunately we rarely have things taken. We've had a video missing and a hiking book...I'd like to think they just got packed up by the spouse who thought it was theirs.

 

Oh, yes, my good books about the National Park here. BOTH of them went walking. I have to get 2 more.

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Teaspoons, teaspoons, teaspoons. It's the reason that I don't have good cutlery out. I wish I could use good cutlery, instead I use cutlery that I bought from that fancy Swedish store selling cheap Chinese goods. I can get six packs of teaspoons from them and I keep on buying them.

This week I had to nail down decorative bath beads. The are in a bathroom that doesn't have a bathtub and yet they took about half of them. I put them back and marked the container.

Forgot... guidebooks.

Lost a few umbrellas. Lost a few signs. Yes, signs. Sigh!

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The only thing that disappears regularly would be coffee mugs. Even tho guests ask if they are for sale and I tell them they are they then go walking. Probably 5-10/year.

We started off this year with 12 white mugs and 12 green ones. I now have 18 green ones and 6 white ones. I wish they would take the green ones, I have a ton of those but only the 6 white ones left.

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Sell the white ones and use only the green ones, less likely to disappear, no?

Maybe a sticker on the bottom. Exodus 20:15. Or a sign that says "Sample, not for sale or stealing."

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11. Other

12. Nothing  yes

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Books,  movies on DVD, teddy bears, cutlery, went in to a locked trunk and stole a heavy sweater In the middle of summer.

Hangers and leave behind Junkie ones. A bunch of magazines.

 

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