Does anyone else travel with bed sheets

Old Oct 13th, 2003, 03:22 PM
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It was truely a shock as you can imagine. I was with a co-worker and he laughed and said that his roommate on the road used to urinate in the hotel ice buckets if he didnt want to walk all of the way to the toilet.

So.....it may be more common than we think......yuck is right.

By the way we surmised that the original man's bathroom must have been in use so he used whatever was on hand and must have left the room so he wouldn't be "caught" until we caught him.
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Old Oct 13th, 2003, 05:26 PM
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People do crazier things in their hotel room then they would in their own home. Is driving a rental car any different? They know the stuff doesn't belong to them and they've paying big bucks (sometimes) for temporary ownership so why not sieze the opportunity to live out a fantasy? I'm with Marilyn on germs and dirt...Americans are too neurotic about cleanliness (my words, not hers). Just don't tell my housekeeper.

I've been traveling with my Bialetti for years. Before that, I traveled with my Kalita from Japan. The coffee pot issue is mute with me.
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Old Oct 13th, 2003, 05:58 PM
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If your fantasy is peeing into the hotel coffee pot...well, what can I say?
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Old Oct 14th, 2003, 03:27 AM
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It's rarely about the specific act. It's the fantasy to be as outrageous as you want to be simply because you can and will, most likely, get away with it. Rock stars have been doing it for years. I've got plenty of those photos archived.
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Old Oct 14th, 2003, 04:27 AM
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That does it! I'm buying an RV!
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Old Oct 14th, 2003, 09:43 AM
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lol, Cedar!
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Old Oct 14th, 2003, 09:51 AM
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NYCFS, it sounds like judicious sales to the tabloids from your photo archives could fund a very comfortable retirement.
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Old Oct 14th, 2003, 10:29 AM
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How many are caught with coffee pots in hand?

The hotels should put up a little sign above the coffe pots with a man and a coffee pot in a certain position and have a red line across it. Then another one above the ice bucket, then another.........
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Old Oct 14th, 2003, 01:01 PM
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I do have a photo of a very famous musician urinating at the edge of his terrace into the pool below. Thank goodness it was our last night in that 4-star hotel.

Marilyn, I won't be selling any of those pics in my lifetime. Too many of these wild folks are still friends. I'll let my Godson deal with it all. He inherits everything.
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Old Oct 19th, 2003, 10:17 AM
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The coffeepot & ice bucket tales are priceless!! Yee haw.

I'm still retelling various friends the story I found terribly amusing a couple months back on this branch, where Blondie went without a toothbrush for days, rather than pick hers up off the airport bathroom floor where she dropped it while freshening up.

Sooooo THIS is good!!!
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Old Oct 19th, 2003, 10:31 AM
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Old Oct 20th, 2003, 04:14 AM
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I am wondering if this is a secret motivation for people who like to travel in their own RVs - they get to take their own everything.
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Marilyn, I choose to use a washcloth because I wear mascara that creates raccoon eyes if not removed completely and eye-makeup remover stings my contacts.

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Old Oct 20th, 2003, 08:25 AM
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Gail, we have thought seriously about travelling in our own RV so we could take one of our most prized possessions: our cat Romeo. He rather likes cars and we think he would travel well.

Koshka, I can't understand how we made it through an entire evening without discussing washcloths!
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Old Nov 24th, 2003, 01:39 PM
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Marilyn, I suspect that Romeo would object strenuously and vociferously to being referred to as a "possession". I believe that he probably owns you, not vice-versa (as the ownee of 2 cats , I know what I'm talking about). ................

A dog looks at his food dish and his water dish and then at his owner and thinks "You feed me, give me water, provide shelter and love, let me in and out as I need. You provide me with everything I require. ... You must be God!"

A cat looks at his food dish and his water dish and then at his owner and thinks "You feed me, give me water, provide shelter and love, let me in and out as I need. You provide me with everything I require .... I must be God!"

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Old Nov 24th, 2003, 02:53 PM
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Linda, LOL indeed! I don't know if Romeo would object so much as think we were delusional. There is no doubt whatsoever who is in charge in this house -- Romeo is Da Man (Da Cat?).
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Old Nov 24th, 2003, 03:28 PM
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Marilyn, you didn't discuss the washclothes the entire evening??? Shame you!!! If was the highlight of my evening to convince Kikahead she missed the most importent thread - she had no idea the subject of kicking the beadspreads off with feet was discussed!

What will be the topic of the next get-together, I wonder...
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Old Nov 24th, 2003, 04:09 PM
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Oh Faina, so many choices! Here are a few suggested topics:
1. ATM's: Friend or Foe?
2. Compare and contrast Trenitalia and SNCF. Which website is less user-friendly and why?
3. The Doppelganger Effect: If you pack doubles on everything just in case, will the laws of physics require a clone to carry them?
4. What was your most expensive mini bar experience, and in what ways did it scar you for life?
5. Design an itinerary that covers the maximum number of countries and cities in the minimum number of days. Points to be deducted for every morning you actually wake up in the same place you went to sleep. (Wait a minute, isn't that a reality tv show?)
6. What is the rudest remark you ever made (on purpose) to a Parisian waiter?

More suggestions?
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Old Nov 24th, 2003, 04:38 PM
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I thought we put this one to bed weeks ago - imagine my surprise to see it up top again - and talking about the pets now!
 
Old Nov 24th, 2003, 04:45 PM
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Hi sandi -- old threads never die, they just put on their frayed bed sheets and come back to haunt you.
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