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Old 05-20-2009, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Here... for now
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I know the staff at most hotels work really hard to keep the places nice but my goodness, people are so HARD on the rooms! Spilling stuff and making stains on the carpets, walls () and ceilings (), cracking the bathroom tiles, wriggling the shower heads loose (how does one even DO that???), wearing the numbers off the remote control...

I';m not talking about fleabag, flophouse type places. Of course, I can't vouch for the super-expensive ($500 and up per night) places, but I've seen all of the above in the $150-250-a-night places. I've seen it in city hotels and suburban hotel/resort areas.

Do people abuse their homes like that? Or do they figure, it's not MY house, so who cares?
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Old 05-20-2009, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Dixie's Sunny Shore
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I think it's the mentality "it's not my place, so who cares" though I do know people who indeed trash their own house. Either way, it's pitiful.
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Old 05-21-2009, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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I've asked the same question for years
There is no justification for being a slob just because you are away from home
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Old 05-21-2009, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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I know people in the car rental companies who scratch thier heads and ask the same question. TNKY answer is totally correct.
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Old 05-21-2009, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Here... for now
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Oh my goodness yes! Rental cars. I've rented many a car that was just plain shabby inside. Not to mention reeking of stale cigarette smoke . Cars with fewer than 5k miles. I hate to imagine what they'll look like with 25k on them.

What goes through peoples' minds??? It's sad, isn't it?
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Old 05-21-2009, 08:36 PM
 
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And as those rooms and cars get older with even more wear and tear...YUCK!
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:11 PM
 
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I have been in many homes the past 10 years and YES most people are slobs.
Another thing that bugs me is at a sporting event, why does everybody think nothing of leaving a pile of trash behind.
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:12 PM
 
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or any kind of public event really... there is always alot of litter and destroyed bathrooms... gosh, it's really sad isn't it?
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:16 PM
 
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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Unfortunately, most don't value and have no personal attachment to anything that's not their's. Yeah, it's a shame.
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Old 05-22-2009, 07:42 AM
 
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I've walked past some hotel rooms when housekeeping was inside cleaning and the doors were open and have been appalled by how slovenly the occpants were. I can't imagine living like that--at home or in a hotel.
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