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August 31, 2003 5:57 PM   Subscribe

Holiday Inn Towel Amnesty Day Ever nicked a towel from a Holiday Inn? Holiday Inn say: "About the towels, we forgive you."
posted by Mwongozi (31 comments total)

 
About you guys jacking up your prices in Montreal on Grand Prix weekend to twice the normal price? I don't forgive you. So I'm keeping my fucking towel, thanks, I'm sure you'll live.
posted by Space Coyote at 6:08 PM on August 31, 2003


um, about that cockroach...
posted by quonsar at 6:12 PM on August 31, 2003


..and that desk clerk with one pupil larger than the other and smelling of alcohol...
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 6:14 PM on August 31, 2003


Terry: I know everything that's happening in my hotels.
Danny: So I should put the towels back?
/Ocean's Eleven
posted by swerve at 6:19 PM on August 31, 2003


This sounds like The Onion, but it looks legit. Somehow, this seems totally hilarious, in an era where most corporations have lost the ability to laugh at themselves. But I'm more of a soap, sugar and instant coffee man myself.
posted by Jimbob at 6:21 PM on August 31, 2003


in southern florida, hotel steal from you!!
posted by shadow45 at 6:22 PM on August 31, 2003


So you can contact them with your stolen towel stories AND provide them with enough information for the Holiday Inn S.W.A.T. team to swoop in and recover their towels?

You'll have to pry my towel from my cold, dead, washed hands.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 6:25 PM on August 31, 2003



posted by quonsar at 6:26 PM on August 31, 2003


oh shit, quonsar beat me to it.
posted by quonsar at 6:51 PM on August 31, 2003


Is there ANY part of the world in which Towel Amnesty Day August 28th 2003 has not already taken place?

Just wondering. Perhaps there is and it somehow explains quonsar's two recent posts.
posted by DBAPaul at 6:59 PM on August 31, 2003


I never steal their towels, but I always make sure to soil each and every one provided. Some of those fuckers are leaning up against the wall like a surfboard by the time I'm done with them.

It's every bit as satisfying as stealing them.
posted by vito90 at 7:13 PM on August 31, 2003


For $200-$250 a night I'd better be able to wipe my ass with those towels and not get charged a cleaning fee.
posted by camworld at 7:21 PM on August 31, 2003


When Douglas Adams comes back, they can get their towel.
posted by rough ashlar at 7:30 PM on August 31, 2003


I never steal their towels, but I always make sure to soil each and every one provided.

erm.. ok.

I'm curious, as a person who's never stolen a towel before. what do you do with a stolen towel. use it in your home? don't your friends think that's kinda tacky? or am i just a snob?
posted by carfilhiot at 8:00 PM on August 31, 2003


i gots me a special wrench fer stealin them tv sets.
posted by quonsar at 8:29 PM on August 31, 2003


Cut 'em up, they make great cleaning rags. In other news, Taco Bell has announced an amnesty on those extra "Fire" sauce packets you nicked.
posted by squirrel at 8:29 PM on August 31, 2003


Can someone help me devise a program that will fill the towel story thing with fake info, effectively giving money out for the kids?
posted by Keyser Soze at 8:59 PM on August 31, 2003


I always leave taco bell with my pockets full of straws.
posted by mcsweetie at 9:31 PM on August 31, 2003


I like to steal the beds. I mean, they're a large company, so I figure it's OK.
posted by waldo at 10:00 PM on August 31, 2003


i steal the 'do not remove this tag under penalty of law' mattress tags so they have to throw the beds out.
posted by quonsar at 10:05 PM on August 31, 2003


I'm 100% with Vito90 on this one. Every fucking towel gets used when I'm at a hotel. I save the smallest one exclusively for drying the old sac.
posted by jonson at 10:07 PM on August 31, 2003


"I save the smallest one exclusively for drying the old sac."

I always have to call the front desk and have them send up more jumbo-sized towels for that.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 10:23 PM on August 31, 2003


I always have to call the front desk and have them send up more jumbo-sized towels for that.

"I don't feel any pain, but it is uncomfortable and I do notice how heavy it is to carry around"
posted by Sirius at 1:43 AM on September 1, 2003


Johnny Fever: Don't you people get it? It's the towel cops!!

Andy: There is no such thing as towel cops!

Johnny: Oh sure. Cover for them.
posted by arto at 2:25 AM on September 1, 2003


Whenever I stay in a hotel, I take the hand towel stolen from the previous hotel with me and leave it there, and nick a new one that will stay with me until the next hotel, and so on...

Er, dunno why I started doing that, but it's fun. Of sorts.
posted by jack_mo at 5:41 AM on September 1, 2003


Guess nobody here has ever had the revolting job of cleaning up hotel rooms after people check out.
posted by JanetLand at 6:22 AM on September 1, 2003


No, but Woody Guthrie did:

A bloody flood could never messed these rooms up any worse
It looked like Moe had used this room to grease and breed a horse
Old gum and hairs and sticky rags, old bottles on the floors
Gobs of spit and condom rubbers on the windows, walls and doors

posted by ursus_comiter at 10:09 AM on September 1, 2003


JanetLand's got a point. I actually make a tiny effort to be a low impact as I can on hotel rooms. Nothing crazy, but there's no need to make life suck that much more for whichever underpaid overworked individual has to clean it up later.
posted by Leonard at 10:10 AM on September 1, 2003


JanetLand's got a point.

Oh I agree. One time at a Holiday Inn located in Colorado Springs I used one of their handtowels to pick up a little piece of dried up dog do-do from the sexy shag carperting that the so-called cleaning staff had let lay there for a long long time.
posted by oh posey at 10:39 AM on September 1, 2003


At least you didn't steal the towel. :)
posted by JanetLand at 1:35 PM on September 1, 2003


That would make the hand towel like this story... full of...
posted by GT_RULES at 6:13 PM on September 1, 2003


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