I recently read an article and saw on the news and talk shows about how hotels were getting high-tech and installing tracking devices in their hotel towels, and there was also a lot of discussion about the other kinds of things people would take--from little things like toiletries, to big things like paintings and mirrors.
I'm one of those that usually takes the toiletries--the little bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and lotion. That's it.
However, there was one time that we did take something else from a hotel-by complete accident.
It was actually from the hotel where we got married at.
We stayed overnight after the wedding, and as part of the wedding package, we'd get souvenir champagne glasses to take home.
The evening after the wedding, we had chocolate covered strawberries, champagne, and a couple of champagne glasses delivered to our room (also a part of wedding package).
The next morning, we packed up the champagne glasses that we used the night before to drink the champagne, along with everything else from the wedding (gifts, flowers, left over food, etc.). We also packed up an unopened gift that was given to us by hotel staff.
When we got home, we opened up the gift from the hotel, and it was the REAL souvenir champagne glasses-with their pretty logo!
Oh my gosh!
I thought the glasses that we used the previous night were our "souvenir champagne glasses."
I just felt so stupid.
My former co-worker now works for the hotel as the security director. He also attended my wedding, and I know the next time I see him I'm going to have to tell him this story.
Have you ever taken anything from a hotel (accidental or not)?
Gem is a Hawaii Mom Blogger who posts reviews and giveaways, and blogs about life in Hawaii as a mom of 3 boys, including one with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. She loves to travel, bake, and eat anything with chocolate.