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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:43 PM
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OMG. No more bringing the hotel freebie stuff home.
All the neat little shampoos, soaps, conditioners, lotions.
How are we going to stock the guest bathroom now?

Damn!
This thing has far-reaching consequences.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:44 PM
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1. I still have bars of soap from Italy and I was there almost 4 years ago.
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 05:45 PM by haruka3_2000
I don't know why I feel compelled to take it. I only use my own products, but I feel like grabbing all that stuff. Even the disposable shower caps. I don't wear shower caps.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:57 PM
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4. I was an airline pilot.
I don't think we bought soap or shampoo for about 30 years.
;-)
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Sannum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:48 PM
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3. oooh.
I love taking hotel stuff! I have two shoeboxes full of soaps, lotions, shampoos because I take them and also friends take them and give them to me.
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:58 PM
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5. You'll actually have to use the hotel stuff,
because you won't be able to bring your own (unless you put it in your checked bag). If this silly rule continues (and I think it probably won't), the hotels will probably start providing little tubes of toothpaste, deodorant, etc., in addition to the shampoo and hand lotion. In fact, I expect some entrepeneur to open kiosks at airports outside the secured area, maybe by baggage claim, where they sell this stuff to arriving passengers.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:03 PM
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6. I'm waaayyy ahead of you:
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oneighty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:11 PM
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7. Consider
bedbugs spread by this method.

Hey Trof

180
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:13 PM
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8. Hey, old man.
How're things?
I start Medicare this month.
whew
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:15 PM
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9. Um...
...can't ya just put it in your checked bags?

</killjoy>
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:24 PM
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13. checked luggage equals lost luggage in my experience
there's nothing wrong w. taking a wild gamble if you like but i wouldn't plan on those checked bags making it home, esp. if they've got anything valuable in them
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:14 PM
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14. I've never had a lost bag.
I've had them temporarily misplaced once or twice, but never a loss or a theft. My parents travel all the time, never a lost or stolen bag.

Ever think you might have your own personal black cloud?

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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:22 PM
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15. no i think i almost certainly travel MUCH more than you do
if i had a black cloud following me i would not have won the amount of money and prizes i have over my lifetime -- over six figures

i really doubt you can say the same, mister lucky
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:39 PM
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17. Well, sucks to be me, I guess.
You win all the cool stuff and I get my luggage back when I travel.
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:48 PM
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23. wow.....
how's that lemon wedged in your craw? Sourpuss... nasty.

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Sgent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:22 PM
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24. Self Delete
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 10:35 PM by Sgent
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:42 PM
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18. I've had my luggage go to Vegas without me, but never really lost.
My stepdad flies at least once a week and he's never had anything permanently lost, just misplaced. The only black could I think she has though is the one over her attitude.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:15 PM
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10. Did the mods take the night off?
Are we on our own?
CHAOS RULES!
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:19 PM
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11. i think your answer lies within brother
:rofl:

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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:24 PM
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12. and i thought i'ld find you in the thong thread --
but here you are!
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Ediacara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:35 PM
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16. Ahem
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Roon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:45 PM
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19. I used to volunteer at an aids food bank
and a major hotel (not sure which one) used to send boxes of the little soaps, lotions, shampoos, shaving kits, etc. to distribute to the clients. They love getting them!
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:47 PM
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22. our Day Shelter for the Homeless loves getting those as does
our church mission and the AIDS pantry.

I save em up and turn them in periodically
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:05 PM
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20. I sent all mine to the troops in Iraq
a lot of those tiny soaps and shampoos - yes - I even got hte maids to give me extra for that reason
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:43 PM
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21. so you can't stick them in your checked luggage? I always do
that, don't want the xtra weight in my carry ons.

But what about CAmeras...any word on that. I'll be damned if I am going to check my camera
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 12:43 AM
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25. you can't check your camera
it's aga. the terms and conditions, check your airline's website, if you check your camera...and it's stolen...they are not liable because you violated their terms

same for any electronic or jewelry item

i don't see how a reasonable person can fly to/from uk w.out spending a LOT more $$$ in risk than is reasonable

if these restrictions spread, they will kill a LOT of tourist and business travel, no business person can risk checking a laptop full of confidential data, and most tourists (me too!) would not be willing to give up the camera, why go if the hobby can't be pursued?
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