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Things you just don't get

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by tiecollector, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. lasbar

    lasbar Stylish Dinosaur

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    And the cut of the eye?
     


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    I'd recommend handing over a large amount of drugs and some melted sheers for him to use.
     


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    This was at the Skyline in NYC about 8 years ago. Was an inventory of things the room, bedding, towels, table lights, TV, etc, all with prices. Contents of the minibar was listed separately. Saw it at a Holiday Inn in Boston as well, a special Lodgenet hotel STB remote with a price moulded in the plastic by the manufacturer. You can't use it for anything else, it's not worth stealing. Also a "$20" hair dryer with the cord firmly fastened to the wall, couldn't unplug it. I thought it was unusual, that's why I remembered it.


    I'm in China. At this very moment I'm looking at 2 instant beef noodles, 1 packet of cookies, 2 cans of Tsingtao beer, 1 bottle of red wine, 1 small bottle of baijiu, 2 bottles of mineral water and 1 packet of "featherlite" condoms. But there's no Gideon bible though.
     
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    I figured it could be something like that. Like everything in the room is for sale.
     


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    I've certainly seen them many times in the UK, always a Corby, and at a Holiday Inn in Boston, MA. I think it might be one of those facilities and services that they have to provide, to differentiate between say a "**" 2 star and a "***" 3 star hotel, in the UK at least. Never seen a trouser press in a Chinese hotel room though, maybe I'm not staying in the better, more expensive hotels? The travelling exec has to keep his trousers looking nice and pressed. :)
     
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    Joffrey Stylish Dinosaur

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    No, they aren't for sale. It's supposed to be a deterrent.
     


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    At W Hotels, pretty much everything in the room is for sale, including the bedding and mattress.

    The Hotel Max in Seattle has vibrators for sale in the mini-bar.
     
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    Local TV was supposed to have me on it this evening, instead they had something about a glorious new baozi factory.


    I seem to remember the Skyline in NYC listing items of hotel room furniture for sale, including beds, desks, tables and chairs. It was a very comprehensive inventory/for-sale list.

    I've not seen vibrators in a mini-bar yet, disposable razors, yes.

    BTW...
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mini-bar
    Some hotels offer non-food items, such as socks, toiletries, and condoms.
     
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    It is why Strauss-Kahn got caught...

    He thought the maid was part of the room's deal.
     


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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    I think in fictional writing this is referred to as a break in continuity.
     


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    Friend invited himself to a birthday dinner and now he's giving me shit because we split the bill and he had to pay part of the dinner for a guy (birthday dinner recipient) he's only met a few times. I don't particularly feel bad but it's annoying he's complaining now
     


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    So that's how it goes. Watch this space.
     


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    I hate misers.
     


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    Mainlanders in HK! Like they make sense in China, but wtf happens to them when they get over here?

    Also: 21 year old Korean girls having a 10 pm curfew ...
     


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    It depends on how drunk they get, and how rich they are.
     
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